what atf oil do I put in? on 2001 BMW Z3

I have a 2001 z3 with a 5-speed manual tranny and a 3.0 efi engine,my ? is I have a filler unit next to the oil filter which states ATF oil only,and I need to add some,what kind of ATF can I use?

by in Green Bay, WI on May 24, 2011
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ANSWER by on May 24, 2011
the round object next to your oil filter is the power steering reservoir and has nothing whatsoever to do with the transmission. it uses plain old Dexron III red transmission fluid and does not use power steering fluid. the transmission does not have any filler or dipstick; it is filled at the top of the transmission and uses a special BMW only fluid.
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COMMENT by on May 24, 2011
Thanks for your help,I was a little confused there when the cap said use ATF only.