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Old Thu, Jul-13-2017, 06:55:51 PM   #291
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11 months sound excessive when put in terms of time, but trans fluids wears by miles put on it, and that's just how it shake out with a car I drive 30,000 miles/year.

And, I'm stocking it because Pentosin discontinued it (so when existing stocks run out, it's gone forever).
I just think that drain interval is excessive. I know it is the inspection II recommended...and I have always done that on the M3. It is just every time, it looks exactly the same as the fluid that goes in to replace it. I'm thinking it could probably go a bit longer. Even on my car which sees a high percentage of track time. But ya, I will probably continue to go with the recommended. We need to do oil analysis on the tranny fluid to find a true interval.

They will replace it with something equivalent. They have to.
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Old Thu, Jul-13-2017, 06:57:35 PM   #292
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What do you mean by "proven alternative"? Has there been any transmission failures or issues by using another 75W-80, like Ravenol's MTF-2?
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Old Thu, Jul-13-2017, 07:04:59 PM   #293
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What do you mean by "proven alternative"? Has there been any transmission failures or issues by using another 75W-80, like Ravenol's MTF-2?
I don't know of anyone running it, much less for multiple years in winter and on track, soooo...

I wouldn't consider it proven yet.

Really, though, this is a costless move-- It's not like I'm not going to use the fluid up!
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Old Thu, Jul-13-2017, 08:22:39 PM   #294
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Amsoil 75w90 is just as good but do what you will, so I think the statement that there is no other proven alternative is a bit hasty. I mean obviously what you bought is undoubtedly a good choice as well.

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Old Fri, Jul-14-2017, 11:30:33 AM   #295
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I just think that drain interval is excessive. I know it is the inspection II recommended...and I have always done that on the M3. It is just every time, it looks exactly the same as the fluid that goes in to replace it. I'm thinking it could probably go a bit longer. Even on my car which sees a high percentage of track time. But ya, I will probably continue to go with the recommended. We need to do oil analysis on the tranny fluid to find a true interval.

They will replace it with something equivalent. They have to.
Trans/diff fluid doesn't turn black with use as they're not exposed to combustion contaminates. You could do 100,000 mile OCIs and it should still look the same as when you put it in.

UAOs would tell you about the health of the fluid at various intervals, but as much as that I also want to get wear materials out of the trans.

I'm pretty pleased with twice as often as BMW's free maintenance (which also happens to be what BMW suggested back before they were providing the maintenance for free).
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Amsoil 75w90 is just as good but do what you will, so I think the statement that there is no other proven alternative is a bit hasty. I mean obviously what you bought is undoubtedly a good choice as well.

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=MTGQT-EA
Amsoil makes really good stuff, and is high on my list for replacements down the road (if not #1). That said, it is thicker than spec.
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Old Sun, Jul-16-2017, 10:49:07 PM   #297
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Ian has 6 cars.

His M3 wagon covers 30,000 miles per year and averages 20mpg.
His M3 coupe covers 4000 miles per year and averages 15mpg.
His M5 covers 15,000 miles per year and averages 15mpg.
His 528i covers 5000 miles per year and averages 21mpg.
His Suburban covers 1000 miles per year and averages 14mpg.
His e91 is parked until somebody buys it.

The M3 coupe and wagon get a trans fluid swap every 1332 gallons of gas burned.
The M5 gets a trans fluid swap every 1500 gallons of gas burned.
His 528i doesn't get its transmission fluid swapped.
His suburban doesn't use MTF2.
His e91 uses LT3.

Every fluid swap uses 1.8L of trans fluid, and .05 Liter spills on the floor.

His transmission fluid pump has .4 L of MTF2 in it from previous swaps.

If Ian buys 14 L of MTF2, how many years will Ian have transmission fluid for before he needs to find a new fluid that meets his requirements?


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Old Mon, Jul-17-2017, 05:21:29 AM   #298
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There was a kid at this weekend's Keeneland concours d'elegance in Lexington that had done a 332 wagon (I didn't check every aspect and it had Konis up front and straight/near straight pipe exhaust) in 2 weeks. Did his own coding, did it all w/o a lift. Had it waxed but paint's a little rough, and he plans to leave it in sleeper mode!

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That's funny!

Wrote it up as a joke... then realized I only had a 4-5 year supply and bought more (now 27 bottles).


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There was a kid at this weekend's Keeneland concours d'elegance in Lexington that had done a 332 wagon (I didn't check every aspect and it had Konis up front and straight/near straight pipe exhaust) in 2 weeks. Did his own coding, did it all w/o a lift. Had it waxed but paint's a little rough, and he plans to leave it in sleeper mode!

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Yeah, I'm in a weird place. 100% I think the M sport stuff looks better. Much better.

But... I really love the under the radar/slow look of the stock bumpers.

So, not sure what I'm going to do there. For sure it's a lower priority project.
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Old Thu, Oct-12-2017, 02:55:22 PM   #300
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Hey Ian, how's your daily holding up?
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