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Old 01-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by dbthor14 View Post
does it just have to be any special manual fluid?
I wouldn't use anything else but Royal Purple in a Getrag tranny.

The 2000-2003 BMW M5 and 540i also use a Getrag manual and there have been epic discussions on the BMW forums on this topic... the verdict is that anything but Royal Purple in a Getrag could ruin certain tranny components (ie, no Redline or Amsoil).

Even though I have Redline in my ZX3 (with good results), I took this well researched advice with my 540i and used Royal Purple. It has made a noticable improvement in the shifting and, after 25,000km of driving, it is still shifting great.

I will be putting RP in my SVT soon.
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