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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Jul-28-2017, 05:40:21 AM   #131
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Default Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

Is it 2ltr to do fluid change?
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Is it 2ltr to do fluid change?
1.8, but yes, get 2 bottles.
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There's been a couple fluids speced over the life of the M3-- LT1 to Castrol LT2 to (probably) pentosin based LT2.

Updated that thread.
Interesting. Thanks for clarifying.

So are the other two also discontinued? If not, why not just go back to one of those?
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Interesting. Thanks for clarifying.

So are the other two also discontinued? If not, why not just go back to one of those?
I don't believe they're available, either.
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Default Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

So, aside from specs that look promising, is anyone here actually running the Ravenol MTF-2? Hows the shift quality?
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So, aside from specs that look promising, is anyone here actually running the Ravenol MTF-2? Hows the shift quality?
I'm changing it this weekend to that and will let you know. I'm still on the original MTF2 LT fluid at 95k. Granted my car is SMG so I can't say with 100% certainty about shift smoothness, I'll try to note any noticeable difference in feel of shift.
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I'm changing it this weekend to that and will let you know. I'm still on the original MTF2 LT fluid at 95k. Granted my car is SMG so I can't say with 100% certainty about shift smoothness, I'll try to note any noticeable difference in feel of shift.
So you're going to compare 95k mile fluid to 0 mile fluid

Rontgen - You're not going to feel a difference from one brand's GL4 75w80 to another brand's GL4 75w80. Certainly not right away. Maybe if one's base stocks are better, it will hold up longer, but I would always advise more frequent fluid changes anyway such that longevity isn't a concern.
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Rontgen - You're not going to feel a difference from one brand's GL4 75w80 to another brand's GL4 75w80. Certainly not right away. Maybe if one's base stocks are better, it will hold up longer, but I would always advise more frequent fluid changes anyway such that longevity isn't a concern.

Thanks! The reason I ask is, I'm due for a trans fluid change on my E39 M5 (which uses the same 420G internals as the M3). I've had Pentosin MTF-2 in the past and was very unhappy with the shift quality. I switched to Royal Purple, which improved things in the short term, but as time went on, the fluid has lost that initial effectiveness. Figured I'd give the Ravenol a try next, but wanted to make sure no one here had used it with any immediate adverse effects.
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Royal Purple is garbage.
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Trying be happy with our transmission is pretty futile lol. Just run the right fluid and focus more on fresher shift linkage and or Auto Solutions SSK I would say.
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