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Which Transmission is it?

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by rich235, Aug 31, 2011.

    rich235 guest

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    I have a 2003 325i with manual 5 speed transmission.

    The Lifetime maintenance document says I can use a variety of different oils, from the Red Line MTL, D4 ATF, or the BMW LTL-2, etc. However, prior to ordering some oil I checked my Bentley manual to get the correct quantity and it appears there are four different possible manual transmissions, all with different fluid quantities.


    I jacked the vehicle to look and couldn't find anything stamped on the transmission, and the Bentley and VIN codes don't appear to have the answer. Just curious if anyone reading this might have some ideas?

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    John in VA

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    rich235 guest

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    Thank`s John, I appreciate the reply. However I those sources dont seem to address my model year. I jut bought a little extra oil.

    Someone on one of those webboards said to look at the window sticker from when the car was new. but even it doesnt say which type of manual it is either.

    Thanks anyway, I'll post it if I can figure it out.


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