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2001 BMW X5 Question: Transmission oil

 

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Godfrey, Roslindale, MA, December 16, 2010, 00:30
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I wanted to know wat the best transmission oil one should use.

I ask this because currently am in Africa and the closest synthetic transmission oil I can get is from Total and its 5W-40 fully synthetic

Would you guide me on which would be the best oil to use and best alternative

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    Visitor, December 16, 2010, 07:11

    Only use BMW transmission fluid in your transmission. You're better off not changing it then going with something not designed for the transmission. You will destroy it if you do. If you are doing it because of a repair then I'd recommend trying to get Total ATX automatic transmission fluid or Total II D. Do not put engine oil in it.

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    Bavarian Performance Group (20 Answers) , Winchester, MA - (781) 536-5050
    BavarianPerformanceGroup December 16, 2010, 07:12
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    Only use BMW transmission fluid in your transmission. You're better off not changing it then going with something not designed for the transmission. You will destroy it if you do. If you are doing it because of a repair then I'd recommend trying to get Total ATX automatic transmission fluid or Total II D. Do not put engine oil in it.

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