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      08-12-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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Correct 6MT Trans Fluid and Diff Fluid?

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What is the correct, or recommended trans a diff fluid for the 6MT? Planning on doing these fluid swaps in the next few weeks and want to know what the correct ones are now. I've found LT-2, and LT-5 are both okay.

Also open to suggestions. I am in FL, so no real cold days here.
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      08-12-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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Transmission manual - 2.1 liters, 2.2 quarts

Castrol MTF-LT-2
83 22 0309 031 (five liters)
83 22 0406 941 (half liter)

Transmission M-DCT - 5.0 liters
83 22 0 440 214 BMW DCTF-1 (1L)
83 22 2 147 477 BMW DCTF-1 (20L)

Differential - 1.1 liters, 1.2 quarts

SAF-XJ Synthetic Final Drive oil for Limited Slip Differential
83 22 1 470 080 (55 liter drum)
83 22 1 467 993 (one liter)
83 22 2 282 583 SAF-XJ+ FM booster


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      08-12-2015, 09:54 PM   #3
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Transmission manual - 2.1 liters, 2.2 quarts

Castrol MTF-LT-2
83 22 0309 031 (five liters)
83 22 0406 941 (half liter)

Transmission M-DCT - 5.0 liters
83 22 0 440 214 BMW DCTF-1 (1L)
83 22 2 147 477 BMW DCTF-1 (20L)

Differential - 1.1 liters, 1.2 quarts

SAF-XJ Synthetic Final Drive oil for Limited Slip Differential
83 22 1 470 080 (55 liter drum)
83 22 1 467 993 (one liter)
83 22 2 282 583 SAF-XJ+ FM booster


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Thank you, do you know if the SAF-XJ 75W140 works as well? Does it need a friction modifier?
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      08-13-2015, 09:53 AM   #4
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FM version helps with rear diff chatter.

I've also had good luck with Motul diff. fluid for my Z4M.
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      08-13-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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have these part numbers/Castrol brand of fluids stayed the same after BMW's switch to Shell?? Or are there new part numbers with shell equivalents of these fluids??
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have these part numbers/Castrol brand of fluids stayed the same after BMW's switch to Shell?? Or are there new part numbers with shell equivalents of these fluids??
My dealer no longer stocks Castrol products. According to BMW's recommendations, the new oil to use for the differential is the MSP/A oil (same as the F8x M3/4). The part number ends in 961.
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Cool ... Thx
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