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Old 04-21-2010, 11:03 PM
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I use Pentosin Synthetic ATF Fluid for the transfer case and my transmission. I have a 2002 X5 3.0i I try to change the fluids every 30,000 miles. I will take some pics of the fill and drain plugs and post them on here.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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Rear differential fluid changed

Once this service has never been done in the car, I decided to change
the fluid with fresh (Red line 75/90). I ordered 3quarts from Bavauto.com
and said why not sharing a few pics with some viewers.

All you need as tools is a: 14mm hex whatever how they called it,
any Fluid pump will do the tric and a rachet. The car is a 01 X5 4.4i
with 124,813 mileages and this service has never been done in the past.

By the way, removing the fill plug/drain plug was easy as helllllll
If all services was that easy to access, mechanic shop would have
strangled to death to survive. However I'm glad and confident with
the new fluid changed because compare to the Old dirty brown fluid
that came out from the differential, with the fresh red line yellow
color that being filled-up tells it all.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, it needed it. The stuff that came out looks like coffee w/ cream. Shot/spent fluid!
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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I believe fluid is different if you have an X-drive transfer case. IIRC, it would be from 2004 on. TIS recommends BMW transfer case in this situation.
Yup, there is special BMW Transfer Case Fluid that you should use. You also need to program the computer to reset the parameters that you flushed the fluid.
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Yup, there is special BMW Transfer Case Fluid that you should use. You also need to program the computer to reset the parameters that you flushed the fluid.
+1, but only applies to x-drive units in 2004-2006 model years.
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+1, but only applies to x-drive units in 2004-2006 model years.
Ah, I didn't know that. Good to know!
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