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  1. Power Steering Fluid: CHF-11s or ATF

    General E46 Forum
    2 Dealers said according to a vin search CHF-11s is the correct fluid for my 1999 328i. The majority of people online say all e46s use ATF. A handful say CHF is the correct fluid. Is there a definitive answer on this? Thanks
  2. Transmission fluid smell in cabin

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, my first post here. I bought a 2004 325xi Touring about a month ago, and have read hundreds of useful posts here. Anyway, I dropped the pan on the GM tranny, replaced filter and gasket and refilled with Redline D4. I know that stuff smells bad, have been using it for years in my VW...
  3. Getting towed, no ATF and in park. OK to push few meters?

    General E46 Forum
    As the title says, I'll get towed in an hour. There's no ATF in the transmission and the vehicle is in park. And its an AWD XI. Is it ok to push the vehicle a few meters? I guess I should put the vehicle in neutral to do so -.- The driveway is a bit tricky and hilly. Might have to push it...
  4. Advice needed! Changed ATF and filter. Pumping ATF back in, overflows immediately

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I just changed the ATF and filter on my XI. Well, didn't finish yet. I started pumping the new ATF back in but it seemed to flow back immediately. Did anybody hear of this before? What am I doing wrong? When I put the hose of my pump into the fill plug I feel the hose bumping onto...
  5. Best ATF replacement kit?

    General E46 Forum
    I'm going to have my friend's father flush and fill the ATF, and I thought while he was at it, he might as well put on a new filter and pan gasket. Don't know **** about cars, so I'm hoping for some guidance. Been looking at a few options on ebay...
  6. Manual Transmission Fluid Flush for Smoother Shifting?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I've been thinking about changing the transmission oil simply because I feel like if I did it could slightly improve shifting. Currently when I shift it feels somewhat stiff and jerky especially from 1st to 2nd gear. I've read that most e46 manual transmissions feel the same but that...
  7. DIY - Video - Power Steering Fluid Replacement

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, I just finished uploading a video I put together that highlights a power steering fluid replacement, without having to drain it from the steering rack. I filmed it on my E39, but it's the same process on the E46.
  8. ATF Flush! Bolt Stripped -HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, My e46 is a 2001 with 110k and I'm in the process of changing my ZF 5HP19 ATF. I was able to get the fill plug off so I proceeded to drain my transmission fluid which was very dirty. I then start unscrewing the 20 bolts that border the transmission pan and I came across one bolt...
  9. Transmission Cooler Line(s) DIY

    E46 Xi Forum
    OK so I've been all over youtube, forums, and threads and there are a lot of people asking how to replace transmission cooler lines on the e46. There has never been, what I would deem, to be a proper response as it relates to the DIY's, I being one of them. So the following post will be a step...
  10. EDIT: Not GM but ZF Transmission slight slippage (see description)

    General E46 Forum
    These past few days have been cold here in NY with temperatures getting in the 20s and 30s. I have noticed since yesterday that my E46's transmission 'bites'/'engages' half way when the throttle is applied slightly hard from a dead stop or when pushing the throttle down more than halfway to...
  11. 2004 325XI Power Steering Pump Noise Advice Please

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, new member/poster here, thanks in advance for your help! I have a 2004 325XI Sedan with just over 100K miles on it. The other morning, my power steering pump starting screaming at me like a grizzly bear whenever I turned the wheel (not just lock to lock, but anytime the wheel is...
  12. Do you have a ZF Automatic Transmission? You will want to see this!

    General E46 Forum
    I found this place, and they have the Fluid for the 5HP19 Transmission, and it is not a substitute, or an equivalent (which really are not equivalents, since they only claim to be 71141 "Compatible", which is not the same), but it is the real deal, ZF branded stuff. This is good news, but the...
  13. 2005 330CI Tranny Help!! Which Fluid to use!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have a 2005 330CI with the ZHP package. I would like to change my ATF fluid, filter, and gaskets. I am familiar with the process of the change and everything but I am unsure of which model transmission I have or which fluid I need. I went under the car and took a picture of the sticker...
  14. M43TU ATF for A4S200R

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey everyone, I've done a search on here and b-fest and the results are quite ambiguous to me. So I just want a little clarification - I'm in Melbourne Aus, and BMW quoted me $340 for the ATF (I need to change it as it hasn't been done since the car was bought 200000 kms ago.) the sticker is...
  15. FS: E46 OEM m3 secondary water pump,MAF sensor,Power Steering reservoir,cooling coil.

    Engine & Performance
    Came off from an 02 M3. SMG. @ 60K miles 2nd air pump comes with metal bracket and missing the cap ( #11727832045 & 17112229108), power steering reservoir w/ intake manifold (32411097164 & 32412229369), cooling coil (# 17102282339), radiator water hose ( # 11537830716), Air intake duct #...
  16. MTF in an '01 330Ci???

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Okay... I changed the MTF in my 330Ci a week ago, and although it's shifting smoother, it's not great. It's high mileage, so I don't expect the world. However, there's a few odd things to note and I was hoping someone could shed light on the issue... First, there should be about 1.2 quarts of...
  17. ATF Change.....

    General E46 Forum
    So, I went under my car today and read the sticker, Green sticker and it said to only use OE Fluid P/N: 83229407807, but the sticker was green? Reading this pdf , it says that it should be a blue...