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Thread: The Story of SKETCHI - 05 ZHP Sedan

  1. #1521
    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Redline does recommend D4 ATF and the reason alot of people like it is due to its viscosity 70w80 ( equivalent to motor oil that is 0w20 ) which makes gear engagements easy. And for auto/step cars this fluid is great due to the flow that is needed inside the transmission and the torque converter.

    However Redline does offer 2 different fluids for manual cars.

    Redline MTL (viscosity 75w80 - equivalent to motor oil that is 5w30) and Redline MT90 (viscosity 75w90 - equivalent to motor oil that is 15w40) and I think the thicker oil at 100 degree Celsius is the trick to getting the noise down when the transmission is hot. And according to Redline the MT90 does eliminate notchy shifting even when cold.
    I canít remember is I used MT90 or MTL earlier but it was quite bad at colder weather conditions.




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    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    I can’t remember is I used MT90 or MTL earlier but it was quite bad at colder weather conditions.




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    MTL has been fine for me in colder conditions in the ZHP. I can't speak for MT90 since I haven't used it in my trans
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  3. #1523
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    Iím going to order some MT-90 and see if it helps. Iím currently running D4ATF.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

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    I'm running Amsoil MTL. It acts up in the winter when it gets really cold, but not enough for me to switch it out.

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    Vas I sent an email to Redline about fluids. I explained Iím using D4 and asked about higher viscosity fluids to help with gear noise. I specifically mentioned how UUC recommends a blend of 1 quart 75W140NS and top off with D4 to help with chatter with UUC lightweight clutch/flywheels, asked if it was a safe combination, and to see what recommendations they may have as an alternate to D4ATF. This was the response I received...



    Iím going to see if I can find some MT-85 locally.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

  6. #1526
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    There you go... direct from the mfr. Supports what everyone is experiencing with thicker oils... thanks for posting
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockethead View Post
    There you go... direct from the mfr. Supports what everyone is experiencing with thicker oils... thanks for posting
    Are you still using the BMW trans fluid? If you are how is your experience with it especially since you lived in NJ.

    I ran pure D4 ATF and right after the new clutch, I drained it and did the mixture that Redline mentions above. 1 Bottle of Redline D4 ATF and 1 Bottle of Redline 75w140NS. And I still think the viscosity is too thin.

    Curious to what they would say if you mention to them that the BMW Genuine GL4 fluid is a 75w90 viscosity ( Same as the MT-90 )

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    No issues that I remember with the BMW trans fluid either in NJ or here in SC. My first change was at 80K. I was starting to get a little gear whine. After the change it went away. I changed again at IDK... 130k? I guess I'm lucky that my wife, since moving from Ohio, has always worked for BMW or a dealer group that included BMW
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    2005 ZHP:

    Year Start: 167,459

    Year End: 179,702

    Total Miles Driven in 2018: 12,243

    Starting off the year with a new Autocraft Platinum AGM battery. Out the door cost was $153.99. Old battery was still starting the car fine but it was a 04/12 production date. Proactive replacement but did not want to get stranded if it did fail.

    Car is also back on it's winter wheel setup. Spring will require a new full set of tires.

    Happy 2019 everyone



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    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Mileage: 181,000
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    Oil change with Liqui Moly 5w-30 and MANN filter as well as the air filter and cabin filter.

    Added Liqui Moly MOS2 to the oil and Jectron to the gas tank.

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