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    ATF fluid

    Hello guys! I changed my transmission on 2005 X3 3.0 fluid and filter over the weekend but sort of nervous of driving it. Heard horror stories of ppl putting wrong fluid in the case. I crawled under and saw GM tag on the side but couldn't make out the numbers on it. At the bottom of pan 83220024359 is a sticker on fluid to use witch come to find out is not available anymore. I ended up using Maxlife ATF only because I had no choice and because I had to move vehicle. I asked a local mechanic on what he recommends, he mentioned zf fluid.. which worries me now. Has anyone used the Maxlife??
    Thanks in advance

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    Did you search the number in the internet you will find it there

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    83220024359 is Dexron VI , Dexron VI in GM A5S390R (GM 5L40-E) ,83 22 0 024 359 ETL 8072B, 25 L
    On the Maxlife bottle is mentioned: BMW ETL 8072-B, BMW 7045E, LA2634, LT71141

    or more in detail:
    A close-up look at a bottle of Valvoline Max-Life Full Synthetic Multi-Vehicle ATF (automatic transmission fluid).
    According to the back of the bottle, this fluid is compatible with vehicles that require the following:
    GM DEXRON II
    GM DEXRON III
    GM DEXRON VI
    Ford MERCON LV
    Toyota Type T
    Toyota Type T-II
    Toyota Type T-IV
    Toyota Type WS
    Honda ATF-Z1 (not for CVTs)
    Nissan Matic-D
    Nissan Matic-J
    Nissan Matic-K
    Nissan Matic-S
    Hyundai/Kia SP-II
    Hyundai/Kia SP-III
    Hyundai/Kia SP-IV
    Hyundai/Kia SPH-IV
    BMW 7045E
    BMW ETL 80728
    BMW LA2634
    BMW LT71141
    Allison C-4
    Allison TES 369
    Mercedes-Benz NAG-1
    Volvo 1161521
    Volvo 1161540
    Volvo 97340
    Volvo 1273.41
    VW/Audi G-052-025-A2
    VW/Audi G-052-162-A1
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    Thanks a bunch. I did call dealer and the guy gave me a part number which turns out to be a zf fluid. but guess I'm just going to drive and see what happens
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    Did you tell the dealer that you have an automatic transmission? Because telling you that for a GM automatic trans you need ZF fluid sounds strange. Probably they assume you have a ZF 6-speed manual transmission
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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun View Post
    Did you tell the dealer that you have an automatic transmission? Because telling you that for a GM automatic trans you need ZF fluid sounds strange. Probably they assume you have a ZF 6-speed manual transmission
    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...-kit-and-fluid
    Sure did.

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    pls use in future the button "reply", not 'reply with quote', I always have to delete unneccessary quotes
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    ahh, you found it, I know it is a bit difficult to find when you use a smartphone. Some additional info, in case you want to post pics and upload them on the forum server, then use instead of 'post quick reply' the button "Go Advanced", then a new window will open, text you message, scroll down, there you find "Manage Attachments", Valid file extensions: doc gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt zip

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    Awesome. Thanks my guy.
    And yes very confusing when using smart phone.

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    I've used maxlife in my gm auto. It likes it.

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    I use it on my Suzuki xl7 and Scion xB.. just added in my x3, so far so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by rene0900 View Post
    Hello guys! I changed my transmission on 2005 X3 3.0 fluid and filter over the weekend but sort of nervous of driving it. Heard horror stories of ppl putting wrong fluid in the case. I crawled under and saw GM tag on the side but couldn't make out the numbers on it. At the bottom of pan 83220024359 is a sticker on fluid to use witch come to find out is not available anymore. I ended up using Maxlife ATF only because I had no choice and because I had to move vehicle. I asked a local mechanic on what he recommends, he mentioned zf fluid.. which worries me now. Has anyone used the Maxlife??
    Thanks in advance
    https://autofthings.com/what-happens...nion-goes-out/
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    Hi.
    If I remember correctly, x3 uses ATF (red stuf).
    Do you remember what color was the old fluid.
    It only comes down weather it uses ATF (red) or pentosin (green). Only some BMWs use pentosing, and they have green sticker saying 'pensotin only' on PS bottle.

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    When I drained, it was difficult to identify what color, someone else changed it before but fluid was super dark. It did had a hint of red. So far so good with Maxlife in it.

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