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      04-14-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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looking for manual transmission fluid suggestions

other than the OEM BMW stuff, are there any other alternatives?
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      04-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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I used redline D6ATF. Yes ATF in a MT, for this brand anyway. No issues
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ive seen that. 2 litres right?
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Buy 3 liters. Redline d6atf is good. I replaced with d4atf. Others have used redline mtf. All are fine, some are preferred over others in certain climates.
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Yea get 3. Top off till it starts to come out of the fill port
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Redline MTL. Better lubrication at a cost of less cooperative shifting until it warms up on cold mornings. Approx 1.6 qts.
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thanks fellas. ill try the D6 ATF. It gets pretty cold here in the winter so im going to avoid the MTL for now.
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