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Old Mon, Jul-17-2017, 12:37:13 PM   #47
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Default Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

Originally Posted by BTB View Post
Just about to buy a few liters of Pentosin MTF2 I found... one question though:

Can we use the oe MTF-LT3 75w-90 from BMW?? Just wondering because I thought the e92 m3 transmission was specced with the same MTF2 as us but my dad just changed his and they gave him the LT3 at the dealer.

Edit: I see in this thread that Ian mentioned the LT3 as thinner and the wrong oil for us, but 75w-90 is thicker than 75w-80 no?
I don't know why I said thinner there... clearly incorrect!

BMW updated our car from LT1 to LT2, but did not update us from LT2 to LT3-- which makes me think there's a reason. Doing so, they could have stocked less fluids (so there was an incentive for them to do it).

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