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E36 manual transmission fluid change (archive)

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Posted by Jim Long on December 23, 1998 at 07:51:09:

Two questions:

1. BMW specifies an ATF for the fluid change in the E36 man. trans. My question is: Can I use a manual trans fluid instead? If no, why not?

2. Does anyone have any techniques they would like to share on filling the hard to get to trans.filler hole from the top? (I have no lift to work with to make a bottom entry and I would like to change the fluid myself).

Thanks, Jim Long

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