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Author: Subject: BMW E46 Auto gearbox oil change
rf900rush

posted on 15/3/20 at 10:28 AM Reply With Quote
BMW E46 Auto gearbox oil change

Hi All
Just bought a cheapish 325 E46 BMW estate (2003),and I would like to change the Gear box oil.
I have seen a couple of youtube videos on the subject, but most are USA ones. and do not give much info on the oil needed.

What I need, is which oil to use. I don't really what to go down the high performance 15 a liter road, if it is unnecessary.

Any suggestions on decent budget and recommended ones.

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rusty nuts

posted on 15/3/20 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
Ask your local motor factors, they will probably have a listing for it. Might also be worth changing the oil filter as well?
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nick205

posted on 16/3/20 at 12:07 PM Reply With Quote
Probably worth getting a Haynes manual for the car. They list services parts - fluids, filters etc. for the vehicle. It'll show you how the method for draining and refilling the gearbox + checking the level as well.
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Mr Whippy

posted on 16/3/20 at 12:14 PM Reply With Quote
you have to be very careful to follow the correct process with autoboxes or they can be damaged, as above get a manual, I'd not blindly follow a youtube vid on how to do it as you can't be sure they are doing it correctly.
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