:thumbsup:Okay, so Dex 4 does not exist, but D4 is a replacement for Dex II and Dex III, which is the fluid called for in the manual transmission of the 3 Series cars -- and others but we only care about the 3s here.
D4 is ATF, and ATF is the specified manual transmission fluid for the 3 Series. That's the bottom line.
no five speed thanks
Mango, while we are on topic. What are the common spots for the 5 speeds to leak? My fluid appeared original. I got less then 1/2 quart out and it had some metal shavings. Transmission itself is fine,I didn't feel any big difference swapping the fluid w/ pentosin but lack of fluid drained concerns me.
Everything is bone dry. I'm guessing that with a lack of fluid that it had in it may be its not reaching the point of escape it once had
so what your saying the power steering fluid goes to the radiator in two compression lines at the bottom of the radiator beside the frame rail just trying too get thing straight thanks
never been in her how do I upload a pic
No bother. Glad we could help. Yes the E46 uses pure ATF for the power steering. Recommend Dexron III or VI.thanks for the help first time I've ever seen transmission fluid in the power steering thanks and sorry for the bother
no trouble just the transmission fluid leaking out at that spot had me a little puzzled thanks