Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc for BMW ZF 5HP19?

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Anyone running Maxlife ATF in their Bimmer? I did a spill and fill yesterday using Castrol Transmax Import mulit-vehicle, but am thinking for the next 2, I will go Valvoline. Anyone have an opinion? At one of the many E46 forums, all of these ATFs are acceptable (in alphabetical order):

Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle
Febi No. 14738
Fuchs Titan 5005
Havoline Global Multi-Vehicle
Liqui Moly Top Tec 1200
Mobil ATF LT71141
Pentosin ATF1
Ravenol 5/4HP
Redline D4
Royal Purple Max ATF
Super Tech Multi-Vehicle Low Visosity
Valvoline Import Multi-Vehicle
Valvoline Maxlife Multi-Vehicle
ZF Lifeguard5
 
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I used both Valvoline Max Life & Valvoline Import Multi Vehicle in my ZF 5HP24 transmission doing 50k mile filter/fluid changes and had zero issues through 205K miles. Biggest thing with the 5HP24 was to make sure the fluid level is correct when refilling or it shifted like crap when cold. Refill procedure requires the fluid to be scalding hot, then you put the fill plug back in. ;)
 
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