Gearbox oil

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Re: Gearbox oil

Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:07 pm

Look on Real OEM for BMW, it a car specific parts catalogue.
Put the last seven digits in from your VIN number and then go to the gearbox section, this will tell you what box and BMW service kit number you need
Then cross reference this on EBay or other parts sites.
Personally I took mine to an auto box shop no had them do it , turned out to be £80 extra than doing it myself
Bet it's a mare of a job too without a ramp 😬
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Re: Gearbox oil

Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 pm

Edward R-W wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Being a novice with my 2004 E53 X5 3.0d auto 6 speed box, how do I find out what filter kit I will need to purchase? I have been looking online at various kits and the filters look different as apparently there are different gearboxes? Is there a simple way I can find out what model of gearbox I have?
Simple? Kind of... you'll have to crawl underneath the car, remove the transmission cover (large plastic panel) and snap a photo of the transmission ID plate.

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This will tell you (and parts suppliers) everything you need to know. :thumbsup:
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Re: Gearbox oil

Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:27 am

Thank you kindly!
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Re: Gearbox oil

Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:55 pm

All facelift E53 3.0d have the ZF 6HP26 box with the xDrive output flange (6HP-26X). BMW Code is GA6HP26Z.

Service kit is here:
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=24_1372

OEM oil type is here:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e53- ... on/1FjfNHz (aka ATF-2, of ZF Lifeguard).

Change guidance is here:
https://www.zf.com/unitedkingdom/en_gb/ ... e_oil.html

The car MUST be level and you need to adhere to the temperature requirements too.
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Re: Gearbox oil

Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 pm

X5Sport wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:55 pm
All facelift E53 3.0d have the ZF 6HP26 box with the xDrive output flange (6HP-26X). BMW Code is GA6HP26Z.
There IS a bit of variation across the entire E53 X5 LCI range though, with some engine variants having the plastic pan (rather than metal) and some having a side fill port, while others have bottom-fill.
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Re: Gearbox oil

Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:05 pm

I did a gearbox oil change for mine last year, if you search under TTR you may find some of the information I got from the members useful.

I got all the parts from

Utility no.: MOK0037

300 135 1006/SK
Parts list
MEYLE-ORIGINAL Quality
Transm. No. GA6HP26Z
Transm. Type 6HP26 X, Transm. Type 6HP32 (HSL 015+016), Automatic Transmission, 6-speed, for manufacturer ZF, with accessories, Oil Pan Material Metal, Kit, alternative Repair Kit 300 135 1006, Slim Set , Consult accessories list for recommended additional repairs
MEYLE oil change kits for automatic transmissions. A full set of premium-quality components for the professional repair of popular gearbox types.
Utility no.: MOK0046

In terms of oil i elected to buy ZFLifeguard6 (appreciate other alternatives are available) and got a great service and price delivered next day from :-

www.powerenhancer.co.uk (simon) 08445561255


Hope this helps

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Re: Gearbox oil

Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm

wpoll wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 pm
X5Sport wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:55 pm
All facelift E53 3.0d have the ZF 6HP26 box with the xDrive output flange (6HP-26X). BMW Code is GA6HP26Z.
There IS a bit of variation across the entire E53 X5 LCI range though, with some engine variants having the plastic pan (rather than metal) and some having a side fill port, while others have bottom-fill.
The part of this thread I responded to refers to the face lifted E53 3.0d[/b] which only has one engine version in the UK, one gearbox variant and one listed OEM service kit - hence the parts database only referring to single codes across the board. BMWs own service instructions for the late model E53d 3.0d also only refer to one version in use, with only one fill plug location. The plastic pan option is greyed out for this variant.
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Re: Gearbox oil

Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:40 pm

X5Sport wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm
wpoll wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 pm
X5Sport wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:55 pm
All facelift E53 3.0d have the ZF 6HP26 box with the xDrive output flange (6HP-26X). BMW Code is GA6HP26Z.
There IS a bit of variation across the entire E53 X5 LCI range though, with some engine variants having the plastic pan (rather than metal) and some having a side fill port, while others have bottom-fill.
The part of this thread I responded to refers to the face lifted E53 3.0d which only has one engine version in the UK, one gearbox variant and one listed OEM service kit - hence the parts database only referring to single codes across the board. BMWs own service instructions for the late model E53d 3.0d also only refer to one version in use, with only one fill plug location. The plastic pan option is greyed out for this variant.
I agree entirely - I was just adding the extra information in case owners of other variants (and from other countries) read this thread too. :thumbsup:

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