View Full Version : Little help for a newbie - bleeding an e36 M3 SMG

09-21-2008, 08:10 PM
Hi All, I'm a newbie here and am hoping for some assistance.

A friend of mine, an ex-bmw mechanic now working for mercedes, has been working on my e36 m3. We had to replace the SMG trans fluid reserviour due to a crack and leak.

Anyway, he's replaced it aok and hooked it up to the computer they have at Mercedes to bleed the transmission. However, it won't bleed it until the car is in gear...the car won't go into gear until it is bled...so a bit of a catch 22 :cry:.

The only option seems to be to hoist the car and remove exhaust system, etc, to get at it manually...anyone have an alternative idea / any recommendations??


09-29-2008, 05:57 PM
We never got the SMG over here, so I doubt any of us can help... sorry.