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94 530 iT Transmission Fluid (archive)

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Posted by Al D. on March 29, 1999 at 20:59:01:

Confused about which is the proper fluid for your 94 E34. I asked at the parts counter and was told erroneously that it required the lifetime fill synthetic. After reading info on this site I press the parts counter guy and told him i did not have the elusive sticker on my tranny and It was not specific in the owners manual.I to have read the Bemtley manual where it specifies Dextron. After pressing even harder I was directed to the shop foreman's office.Well to make this long story longer,I happened to speak to Bill a service tech and he remembered they had just recently received a bulletin which clearly identified which models used which fluid. We search the tech bulletin manuals in the foremans office and lo and behold there the bulletin said in plain black and white 3/93 thru 5/95(I think) DEXTRON III. So if in doubt and your dealer is trying to stick you with the higher priced synthetic ask him to look it up.If he's unwilling/can't find it, feel free to contact Advantage BMW, Houston,TX. Ask for shop foreman, if he cant find it, ask for Bill. Proof at last!


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