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Old 11-04-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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ZHP tranny fluid advise

Hello everyone

I just swaped a 6sp into my car and the thing is that sometimes I hear the flywheel rattle in slow speeds.
The flywheel is the stock dual mass unit with a "performance organic" clutch from UUC.
I used two bottles Pentosin MTF fluid which is the same as the MTL2 oem fluid, but I feel the tranny a bit notchy and I don't know if its normal or not.

What fluid could I use in my tranny for hot climates? 90F+, that would make the shifts feel a bit smoother and stop the rattle? I was thinking maybe that redline MT-90? How much fluid would the tranny need?

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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yeah i think the notchyness is completely normal my 2000 328ci does it but you sholdnt need to change the tranny fluid because it has lifetime fluid so yeah if you are going to dont know what to use
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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yeah i think the notchyness is completely normal my 2000 328ci does it but you sholdnt need to change the tranny fluid because it has lifetime fluid so yeah if you are going to dont know what to use
Yeah, my old 5sp was like that too, but I used the uuc redline mix and problem solved. I just don't know if it's correct to use that same mix in the zhp since it is a different tranny
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:22 AM   #4
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Don't swallow the lifetime fluid koolaid, its BS. Try Redline MT fluid. It has a lot of fans.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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I just switched over from Redline MTL to Royal Purple in my ZHP 6-speed. I used to swear by Redline MTL in my regular 330i 5-speed but the 6-speed likes the RP stuff much better. Don't believe that Lifetime fluid crap. If your shifts are feeling knochy change the oil, you will feel a night and day difference.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:54 AM   #6
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I just switched over from Redline MTL to Royal Purple in my ZHP 6-speed. I used to swear by Redline MTL in my regular 330i 5-speed but the 6-speed likes the RP stuff much better. Don't believe that Lifetime fluid crap. If your shifts are feeling knochy change the oil, you will feel a night and day difference.
Same here. Was a long time RL user but the 6MT in my ZHP likes the RP synchromax better. like buttah
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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I'm due for a flush and I was going to go BMW (the newer fluid LL-02 or LL-04 can't remember). They want $60 canadian for 2L.
I don't mind putting in RP but will it hold up at super low temperatures?
The weather here has been known to reach -40 celsius every now and again.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
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I need one for hot temperature 90F that can silence a bit the flywheel rattle. Will Royal purple do the trick?
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:39 AM   #9
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I'm using MTL in New England so you should go with at least this wt. In your climate, I suspect MT90 would be better. Try it and see how you like it!
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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I have found that Royal Purple needs to be changed every 10k or so in my car. Will probably revert back to MTF-LT2 next time around.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #11
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I have found that Royal Purple needs to be changed every 10k or so in my car. Will probably revert back to MTF-LT2 next time around.
Could you be more specific? What happens after 10k?
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #12
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Same car and tranny here

I recently changed my fluid and used Amsoil manual synchromesh fluid. Shifting is *much* smoother. I think it may have been a few ounces low on fluid. Not sure if that is the reason for the smoother shifting. I believe it's mostly due to the good fluid.

Can't go wrong with Redline MTL, either. I've heard many good things about it.

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Old 11-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #13
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You can talk the merits of the different oils all day. Everyone has an opinion on the subject. Just look a the engine oil posts on thei forum! The bottom line is to use the synthetic GL4 tranny lube of your choice. Then change it on a regular basis. I do mine at 30-40K.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:31 PM   #14
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^ very true..
I'm gonna try mt90 a bit more heavy than the stock mtf and see what happens.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:53 PM   #15
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yeah i think the notchyness is completely normal my 2000 328ci does it but you sholdnt need to change the tranny fluid because it has lifetime fluid so yeah if you are going to dont know what to use
BMW'S "Lifetime Fluid" Means 100,000 miles. So.. YES CHANGE IT!!
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