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      07-15-2019, 09:13 AM   #1
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Redline has released a lower viscosity version of their MTL called MT-LV.

http://www.redlineoil.com/mt-lv-70w75w

Looks like it will be a good option for those of us who see severe winter conditions, and would prefer not to use the D4 or D6.

Going to try it in my new E90 manual 328i X-Drive.

I also find the Redline MTL to be a bit too thick in my summer 135i when the vehicle is cold, so will try a 50/50 mixture of MTL and MT-LV and see how it feels.
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The viscosities are as follows:


@40C/@100C
MTL 50.8/10.4
MT-LV 29.8/6.5
D4 35.1/7.1
D6 31/6.3

So it starts out as the thinnest fluid, then at operating temp, runs between the D4 and D6.
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      07-15-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
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I'll definitely be jumping onto trying this blend. Been running MTL for the second year and I'm not too crazy about it. Especially in the winter in general anything below 35F shift become very stiff and has a very unwelcoming sound first few shifts into second. I probably should have gone D4 but this might be a good compromise.

Thanks for the heads up as I was getting ready to change fluids in the next month or so so I can get a good baseline for both summer and winter.
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Hot fire!!! I'm gonna get some and have my shop blend it with my leftover MTL when they do my clutch and engine work..
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      07-17-2019, 08:03 AM   #5
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Hey Shock and Awe, who do you use locally as your indy shop? I assume your in Charleston SC
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I'm going to be changing out my trans oil shortly, and living in MN this might be the golden ticket to good shifting year round.
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Changed the trans fluid on my 2010 E90 328i X-Drive. Filled with straight MT-LV. What a difference, shifts so nice now. No idea what was in there before, I just bought it, and appears it was changed at some point because they reused the drain/fill plugs and they were nearly impossible to get out.

Can't wait to try the 50/50 mix in the 1er.
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Hey Shock and Awe, who do you use locally as your indy shop? I assume your in Charleston SC
Ultimate Autowerks.

Nice to see another lowcountry member on here.
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