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    Best price for shell fluid?

    Who has the best price for Shell transmission oil for a 94 740i? I checked last night and the trans has the black tag so it uses Shell not Esso.

    I'm debating on doing just the rebuild kit on the valve body or getting a rebuilt valve body from Kurt. I'm a good DIY'er but a transmission is EASY to fubar if you don't do it right.

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    Tag is not 100% foolproof way to determine fluid..

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    Re: Tag is not 100% foolproof way to determine fluid..

    I guess i'm going to have to get back under the car and pull the fill plug and see if I can find out what fluid. I'm hoping to do this whole job in one day. :P


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    It's not hard. Just did mine. Got everything from

    Jagi Import transmission. They had the filter, valve body kit, Molex connector O-ring and selector shaft seals all in stock. Shell fluid was $14 pr.liter, as well as I remember. Service was great and I one-stop-shopped.
    <a href="http://www.jie.com/5hp30.htm">Jaggi Import 5-HP-30</a>

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    Valvoline MaxLife ATF instead LA2634 and LT71141?

    Just as a thought, check the links below and see Valvoline specific answer to my specific question. Shell may have been the only one long lasting fluid 10 years ago, it was about time someone else comes up with similar technology. MaxLife ATF is extra cheap $2.5/quart. I dare to experiment with it in a 740i '93 w/100k miles I recently bought at the auction. Not yet sure how this will work, so I can not recommend it as a 100% proven replacement. Anyway I'll keep this forum posted about the results.

    http://www.ptforums.com/zerothread?id=1020
    http://www.peterschmid.com/SD92-113.pdf
    http://www.e38.org/zf-5hp30-service.html

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: valvolinetechsupport@valvoline.com
    Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:49:05 -0500
    To: mstef@usa.com
    Subject: Re: MaxLife ATF instead of Shell LA2634
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    > Thank you for your question! Valvoline recommends that you use MaxLife ATF
    > in place of Shell LA2634 fluid. Drain intervals should follow your owner's
    > manual.
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    From: mstef@usa.com
    To: Valvoline Technology@ASCSYS60
    Date: 03/31/2004 01:26 AM
    Subject: MaxLife ATF instead of Shell LA2634
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    > Hello Valvoline Team,
    > can you please confirm the info I found on
    > http://www.ptforums.com/zerothread?id=1020, i.e. that MaxLife ATF can
    > replace Shell LA2634 fluid? I am considering MaxLife for my BMW 740i 1993,
    > transmission 5HP30, part no. 1055 000 010, and your answer will be highly
    > appreciated. Will MaxLife be considered as a "lifetime" fluid, or there is
    > a recommended maintenance schedule?
    > Thanks and regards,
    > Milan

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    Re: Valvoline MaxLife ATF instead LA2634 and LT71141?

    i used maxlife on my 94 740i works perfect i am at 26k miles not a problem bmw just trying to create a monopoly and everyone buys it hahah illl use the saved money elsewhere thank you

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    Re: Valvoline MaxLife ATF instead LA2634 and LT71141?

    Follow-up: my '93 BMW 740i went on Valvoline MaxLife ATF without problems for 10 years and 60,000 miles (from 106,000 to 166,000, was used as a spare car mainly for longer road trips), until it got too old and wouldn't pass smog any more (with 10-year old aftermarket catalytic converters), and was finally retired in April this year through California Vehicle Retirement program.
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