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Old 05-16-2018, 07:10 PM
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Transmission fluid

I have a 2004 R50 Manuel. just about time to change the trans fluid and I was curious if there a was type of redline fluid to use?
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Redline MTL.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:36 AM
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redline mtl.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:19 PM
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I'd go OEM. I switched to redline, and it's harder to shift, especially when cold. Next time I change the transmission fluid, I plan to go back to OEM.
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Always OEM. I mentioned the above quoted aftermarket fluid to the best indie MINI tech you will find and he said that in his many years of MINI experience there is no guessing or doubt with oem fluid. It's worth the difference in price.
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OEM or lots of ppl go Redline MTF 75w80
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I went with redline MTL on my 2004. Felt smoother to shift. Then again I also don’t know if my transmission fluid had ever been changed. Placebo? Maybe.
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