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      09-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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What Tranny Fluid??!

I seem to be getting conflicting info on what tranny fluid my car needs. I have an early built 2006 325i with a ZF transmission. According the Bentley manual I need the Shell spec'd fluid. When I talked to Ecs Tuning they stated that the tranny service 2 kit with Redline D4 fluid would work for my car. So which is it? The price between the Redline kit and Shell kit is like $150. Any help is appreciated.
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      09-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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If you go to the Redline site they have a whole section on our cars
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      09-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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If you go to the Redline site they have a whole section on our cars
I did use the Redline site and for my car the D4 is said to be ok. It's just confusing. I looked in my Bentley manual again and in their it states that you are not to mix ATF fluids. It also lists the two transmissions. The GA6L45R takes Dexron VI and the GA6HP19Z (the one I have) takes the Shell M-1375.4. It does not list any other ATF fluids.
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Castrol Import Multi-vehicle trans fluid see http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367729
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Castrol Import Multi-vehicle trans fluid see http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367729
Thanks, I saw the Shell spec in the PDF that was attached to the DIY. The problem I am having now is finding the damn fluid near me.
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Well I just talked to Jack at ECS Tuning and he also states that the Redline service kit they offer will work just fine for my transmission.
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ZF LIFEGUARD 6. thectsc.com. I would not mix as there is no reason to.
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ZF LIFEGUARD 6. thectsc.com. I would not mix as there is no reason to.
Well this sucks. Looks like I am going to have fork out an extra $150 for the BMW fluid based kit from ECS. They are charging $30 a quart/litre?? I mean come on, BMW has to be price gouging.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-325...ion/ES2523894/
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ZF LIFEGUARD 6. thectsc.com. I would not mix as there is no reason to.
Is thectsc.com a reputable vendor?? The website seems kind of generic. Guess I'll find out, I ordered the 6HP19 kit.
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Is thectsc.com a reputable vendor?? The website seems kind of generic. Guess I'll find out, I ordered the 6HP19 kit.
Many of us have used that site. When I was looking, their prices could not be beat. Redline D4 ATF would've also worked on your car.
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ZF LIFEGUARD 6. thectsc.com. I would not mix as there is no reason to.
Is thectsc.com a reputable vendor?? The website seems kind of generic. Guess I'll find out, I ordered the 6HP19 kit.
Yes. Reputable and helpful. I ordered last year.
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Same here, Klaus is wonderful and their pricing can't be beat. All parts straight from the manufacturer (ZF).
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