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What does everyone use in their E6x ZF 6 speed auto transmissions? Or E90 etc, I understand these are found in a lot of different cars.

The 2005 E61 I have just bought only has 52k on the clock but I'm looking to do some preventative maintenance over the next couple of months, will do a couple of drain/fills and the filter/pan/mech sleeve on the second round I think.

I found a couple of threads here from a few years ago but there didn't seem to be any final consensus, and most of the offshore solutions I find seem to be unavailable or extremely expensive here.

Seems that ZF Lifeguard 6 is recommended, this is $540 for 20L from cooldrive (bring it in), or $790 from Alltranz (in stock).

A couple of threads here mention Fuchs Titan 6006 - $415 for 20L from BNT.

Theres a fair bit on the Jaguars etc. which use the ZF about Ford Motorcraft Mercon SP ATF being virtually the same as ZF L6, apart from the colour.  The Ford parts store in AKL I tried had never heard of Mercon SP, but had LV (not the same) at about $22/L so $440 for 20L.

BM Workshop bring in "SWAG" to suit the ZF 6 speed apparently, $22+GST/L so $505 for 20L for comparison.

 

So far the Fuchs from BNT or ZF L6 from cooldrive are looking best, still spendy though! Anyone used any of these fluids for drain/fills and had good or bad experience?

 

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Not sure on your model number of ZF trans, but FCP Euro do a mechtronic kit for the 6 HP 19Z with ZF oil for US$ 333.91.

Hard to beat.

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Hi

I ave been looking for the same to do my daughters 2010 Ford Territory eith the 6spd ZF trans. The best response I got is below from local (hawkes Bay) transmission specialist.

 

We do have about 7 liters of Lifeguard 6 left as $45 per liter, or we usually use Lubegurd full synth at $18 per liter. Plastic pan sump is $218.50.

All is in stock and plus GST.

Kind Regards

Colin

 

HB Transmission Specialists Ltd

p 06 843 6846

f  06 843 6522

hbtransmissionspecialists@gmail.com

 

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5 hours ago, smiddy said:

Not sure on your model number of ZF trans, but FCP Euro do a mechtronic kit for the 6 HP 19Z with ZF oil for US$ 333.91.

Hard to beat.

Is that shipped to nz? I’ve just ordered filters and some headlight gaskets and tried adding trans fluid to the cart out of interest but the shipping looked incredibly expensive 

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No, will not include shipping, but 7 odd kg of oil will bump it up.

Have found their rates good with general parts, with Fed Ex, super fast. If trans is working well and smooth thru shifts, maybe just fluid and pan locally.

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