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I know the whole "lifetime fluid" in the transmission isn't correct and as my BMW E39 530i is coming up to 100k miles i want to do gearbox fluid change.

 

Opie Oils suggest the Motul 75w 80 ( https://www.opieoils.co.uk/pv-166225-motul-motyl-gear-sae-75w-80-fully-synthetic-car-gearbox-oil.aspx ) and wanted to know if any has had any experience with this oil? I've heard it might not be great when the gearbox is cold?
 

Any suggestion on the best oil to use/ experience with any manual transmission oils?

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I use Castrol syntrans B 75w in my M3 which I’d say is pretty similar, and that shifts ok when cold, and that gearbox is known for being a little obstinate when temperatures are low. 

 

The gearbox oil in my 530d has just hit 200k, so I’m tempted to see what it’s like after that mileage, it still shifts great but it must be well past it’s best by now. 

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On 09/02/2019 at 16:00, domt101 said:

I know the whole "lifetime fluid" in the transmission isn't correct and as my BMW E39 530i is coming up to 100k miles i want to do gearbox fluid change.

 

Opie Oils suggest the Motul 75w 80 ( https://www.opieoils.co.uk/pv-166225-motul-motyl-gear-sae-75w-80-fully-synthetic-car-gearbox-oil.aspx ) and wanted to know if any has had any experience with this oil? I've heard it might not be great when the gearbox is cold?
 

Any suggestion on the best oil to use/ experience with any manual transmission oils?

Another one we recommend is the Fuchs Titan Sintofluid 75w-80. Has been very well proven https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuchs-titan-sintofluid-sae-75w-80-synthetic-manual-transmission-fluid.aspx

 

Cheers,

 

Guy

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On 10/02/2019 at 17:09, Clavurion said:

Why not get the original MTF LT-2 (83220396705) from dealer?

True, just feel like it's usually a rip off going to the dealers when you can get more or lest the same oil for much less

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