SUBJECT: MiniMania.com: MINI Cooper transmission fluid
NOTE: I have a 2008 mini cooper S with factory LSD. What fluid should I buy.
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There should be a sticker on the transmission indicating the type of compatible fluid for the transmission.
A Yellow sticker indicates BMW LT-4 – our NMG7301.
A Red sticker indicates MTF-94 – since the factory only sells 20 liter jugs, the Redline MTL is an alternative. However we have heard of some MINI dealers decline warranty coverage when Redline is used – check with your local MINI service adviser.
Redline MTL from the Redline web site: “Popular for BMW, Honda and Acura, Ford Focus, late-model Mini Cooper, Land Rover/Range Rover LT77S, Dodge & Jeep NV1500, NV3500 , NV3550 and NV5600 truck transmissions”.
Here is a chart that may help.
Hope this helps.