Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

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Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:52 pm

Hi guys,

How much fluid will I need for the transmission and both diffs on my 2003 auto 4.6is e53?

I'm planning on using Motul Dexron 6.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:52 pm

Eh up,

I did a transfer and diff changes on my 2005, think it’s the same process.

If you do a search on my tag it should bring up the write up and pictures.

HTH

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Re: Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:18 pm

You can get a discount from Cotswold bmw if you message them on here, part numbers below from when I did mine:

TRANSFER CASE
OIL BMW ATF DIII 83229407858 1 Litre
Screw Plug x 2 27111226467
Gasket Ring x2 07119963308

REAR DIFFERENTIAL
Oil BMW Synthetik OSP 83222365987 2 Litre

Screw Plug x2 33117525064
Gasket Ring x2 07119963355

FRONT DIFFERENTIAL
Oil BMW Synthetik OSP 83222365987
Screw Plug x2 33117525064
Gasket Ring x2 07119963355

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Re: Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:35 am

Thanks guys, I'm going to go the whole hog and get the timing chain guides and tensioner replaced while I'm at it.

Any advice?

Thanks.
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Re: Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34 pm

If your getting the guides done ask them to check the tension of the oil pump chain, it’s adjustable so if it needs doing do it as your hopefully not going to be in there again for 100k. When the sump is off check the oil pick up point/strainer has no debris on it. If it has change it
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Re: Trans and diff fluid - How much is needed?

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm

As for transmission I recommend you stick with BMW ATF 2 or use ZF nothing else, it’s expensive but a rarely carried out job. An oil and filter change will require you get 6 ltrs.

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