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2001 BMW Z3 Question: what atf oil do I put in?

 

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Visitor, Green Bay, WI, May 24, 2011, 10:12

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?

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, May 24, 2011, 12:50
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    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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    Visitor, May 24, 2011, 15:13

    Thanks for your help,I was a little confused there when the cap said use ATF only.

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