Clear trans. fluid?

Stephen Bosbach Dec 26, 2018

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  1. Stephen Bosbach

    Stephen Bosbach Test Drive

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    I am the new owner of a 2010 S automatic with 90K miles on it. Checked the fluids on purchase (from a BMW dealer) and they all looked good. It surprised me to find clear trans. fluid! Not just clean, but clear! Is this Matic S or maybe BMW Trans. fluid? I won't bother flushing the trans. if it doesn't need it. I've just never seen CLEAR trans. fluid before!
     
  2. thecoalition

    thecoalition Call me Daddy Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Never have I seen clear trans fluid
     
  3. Stephen Bosbach

    Stephen Bosbach Test Drive

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    I did some sleuthing on the Frontier site and found that indeed the Trans. fluid can appear clear after 90 K miles like mine. I just expected a bunch more dirt in it after that many miles. It looks like this is the original Matic J fluid in there and due for replacement. I'm going to swap it out with new Matic S compatible fluid.
     

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