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      08-09-2018, 04:50 PM   #133
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Has anyone tried Pentosin FFL-4 75w Transmission Fluid? Bottle says it's for DCT but ECS lists it for every BMW manual. I'm confused. Did FFL-4 supersede MTF-LT-2?

EDIT: found this What's up with transmission fluid MTF-LT-2?
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      08-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #134
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Has anyone tried Pentosin FFL-4 75w Transmission Fluid? Bottle says it's for DCT but ECS lists it for every BMW manual. I'm confused. Did FFL-4 supersede MTF-LT-2?

EDIT: found this What's up with transmission fluid MTF-LT-2?
Yah everywhere I go shows to order ffl4 side mtf5 is no longer available
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      11-20-2018, 05:56 PM   #135
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what kind of torque wrench are you guys using to tighten the fill plug/bolt?
i had a hard time fitting a torque wrench in the small space
so used a 1/4" drive which didn't quite go up to 25 nM
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      01-11-2019, 09:23 AM   #136
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Has anyone tried Pentosin FFL-4 75w Transmission Fluid? Bottle says it's for DCT but ECS lists it for every BMW manual. I'm confused. Did FFL-4 supersede MTF-LT-2?

EDIT: found this What's up with transmission fluid MTF-LT-2?
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Yah everywhere I go shows to order ffl4 side mtf5 is no longer available
I've been doing a lot of digging on this. Pentosin insists that FFL-4 is basically an upgrade to MTF2, which is their MTF-LT-2 spec fluid.

I'm using FFL-4 right now. Seems great for shift quality.
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      01-13-2019, 08:15 PM   #137
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Does the car have to be level? I dont have a lift at home :/
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      01-14-2019, 05:31 AM   #138
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Does the car have to be level? I dont have a lift at home :/
Yes. Otherwise you might not end up putting the right amount of fluid in the trans.
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Yes. Otherwise you might not end up putting the right amount of fluid in the trans.
Ok! Thanks for the reply!
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      03-02-2019, 10:02 AM   #140
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Gonna perform this service on my car soon with 60k miles.... I have no record of this being done before.

What is the general consensus on replacing the filter with a car with 60k miles? Necessary or no?

Great write-up op. thanks.

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Gonna perform this service on my car soon with 60k miles.... I have no record of this being done before.

What is the general consensus on replacing the filter with a car with 60k miles? Necessary or no?

Great write-up op. thanks.
Can't speak for the consensus, but IMO there's no good reason not to replace the filter.

Just make sure the gasket is centered on the new filter before you tighten it, and that it hasn't dropped onto the threads while you were screwing the filter in.
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Can't speak for the consensus, but IMO there's no good reason not to replace the filter.

Just make sure the gasket is centered on the new filter before you tighten it, and that it hasn't dropped onto the threads while you were screwing the filter in.
Yeah I guess there's no point in skimping out of a $50 part for a 30000 mile service item.

Thanks for the tip regarding the gasket.
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About to tackle this again - moved to a warmer climate so I am going to change from Redline D4-ATF to Redline MTL in my 6MT. I have a bit of the gear rattle at idle with clutch out. Likely will make absolutely no difference but I thought I would do it because I am also going to be in there to change my exhaust. Might as well kill 2 birds and all that.

Since I moved, I have no access to my buddies AutoLogix. So, I had to go through the process of getting INPA and ISTA-D running.

FYI I bought a LZLRUN INPA USB to OBD cable from Amazon. It works well and stays connected, even when reading VANOS live data which is pretty data intensive. Bimmergeeks has some good information on INPA and ISTA-D.

My other approach was to try to find the car-side connector for the transmission fluid pump and then rig up a battery and a switch. I had a hell of a time even trying to find the part number of the plug. I may still try to find it just to complete the loop. Does anyone have this part number? But, now that I have ISTA-D, I should be able to trigger the pump to properly drain and fill the 6MT.

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