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      03-17-2019, 05:45 AM   #1
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Factory 6MT lube or...

...Redline. Iím tracking my car at VIR at the end of the month. Iíll be changing the oil and filter and flushing the brake fluid. I have 2 quarts of the factory gear lube ready to dump in the box. However, after reading another post about issues with the 6MT, Iím wondering if I should try a Redline fluid.
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      03-17-2019, 09:27 PM   #2
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What issues? Got a link to a thread?

I think you should be fine. Are you competing or HPDE?
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HDPE with the Tarheel chapter at VIR. No issues but I was reading about owners with 2nd gear synchro issues. BMW has replaced a number of 6MT transmissions because of this issue. I guess Iíll stick with the factory (dealer) lube. Stuff ainít cheeep.
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my shop went with pentosin for the fluid change. They said its thicker so I might notice a slight decline in mpg but should provide better protection. It's been good so far!
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Local shop put same weight BG Synchroshift in mine and it was horrible going into first when cold. Went back to OE oil and it shifts smooth again. I would stick with the BMW stuff.
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