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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Apr-13-2010, 06:32:10 PM   #31
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Nice thread Nick. Any tips on a detailed DIY for manual trans fluid change? I can only find E36 auto on bimmerdiy for some reason.
open fill plug first..
open drain plug
drain fluid
insert drain plug
fill using pump up to the fill plug
insert fill plug
DONE
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Yup Oahu it sounds easy -- found Ron Stygar's DIY: http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/dri...ion_fluid.html
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I have a question on coolant. When my radiator exploded last time, I only had about 1/2 gallon of unmixed BMW coolant on hand. I filled the rest with distilled water and two bottles of water wetter. Anyone know what temp this mix will start to freeze at? I live in CA and coldest weather I'm ever in is the high teens. Thanks.
You can buy a cheap hydrometer at any auto parts store. That will give you a (relatively) quantitative value on the freezing point of the mixture you have in there.

It's a device filled with little balls that float (or sink) based on the density (or maybe it's the specific gravity) of the coolant mixture. You just suck a little fluid up out of the expansion tank and look at the little balls to see how many are floating.
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Cool. Thanks I'll have to buy a hydrometer and play with it's balls.
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You can buy a cheap hydrometer at any auto parts store. That will give you a (relatively) quantitative value on the freezing point of the mixture you have in there.

It's a device filled with little balls that float (or sink) based on the density (or maybe it's the specific gravity) of the coolant mixture. You just suck a little fluid up out of the expansion tank and look at the little balls to see how many are floating.
You make it sound so dirty...

Mine doesn't have balls, it just has a shaft that pivots
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A couple of things to add from my experience:

1. Redline MTL is way better than D4 ATF in the 5 speed. Only time the D4 was "better" was in the winter, when it was extremely cold (it flows better in the cold than the MTL). When warm, or when it is not cold outside, the MTL provides for far smoother shifting.

2. In the diff, both the 75w90 and 75w140 should flow the same at startup - the first number is the winter (hence "w") number, which signifies its viscosity when cold. The 140 is heavier duty - it is stock in the e46 M - and protects at higher temps than the 90. Again, though, Redline is the way to go.

Great post.
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You make it sound so dirty...

Mine doesn't have balls, it just has a shaft that pivots
So which one is better. The shaft or the balls?
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Super quick question regarding Redline diff fluid: 75W140 or 75W140NS? I think the first one, is that correct? Thanks.
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yes 75W140 (the NS does not contain the limited slip friction-modifiers as per Turner's site and Redline's site)
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I thought so but just wanted to confirm. Thanks a bunch!
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Discussing Informational thread: FLUID FAQ (Oil, Diff, Tranny, Coolant, Brake, Steering) in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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