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#1 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 10:37 AM
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After a life of owning many good, not so good and two great cars, I've had the joy of replacing transmissions - okay, maybe not so joyful; what can I say. I am about to do a transmission flush at Mr. Transmission (this isn't a drain but a flush). The cars I am taking in are an 94 E36 318i and a 97 E39 528i. Both take "standard" transmission fluid; is there any benefit to switching to "synthetics" or any draw backs for that matter as well.
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doesnt your car take atf transmission fluid? check your manual to make sure. im in a dumb moment so im not sure, or maybe someone can step in and answer with confidence.

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like furious i'm not positive, but that makes two of us that beleive it is atf transmission fluid
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The E36 definately does. Redline ATF is the recommended brand. Not sure if it's the best, but that what I have seen in most DIY and it's what's on bavauto...
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