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alex1369 09-10-2012 07:22 PM

Transmission fluid
 
Whats the average cost for the transmission fluid change? automatic 95 325i

David

B_Rad_M3 09-10-2012 08:55 PM

100 birrion dora!!

:)

hornhospital 09-10-2012 08:59 PM

Depends on what fluid you use. You'll need ~6 quarts. You'll need the two pan gaskets and a new filter, too.

ZeGerman 09-10-2012 09:39 PM

And any shop is going to charge at least one hour of labor to do it, so that will add on another $100+ right there.

DEATH2000 09-12-2012 12:31 AM

Average gasket kit costs about $40. Then 6 Quarts of fuid at $10-15 per litre. Around $100-125 if you do it yourself. As ZeGerman said, shop labour rate will apply. That is also if you can find a shop willing to do it. I found that not many places want to change the transmission fluid on E36's. A couple places i found that would do it, wouldnt even drop the pan. Just suck the fluid out and refill. This is why i do it myself.

1997BMW318IS 09-20-2012 10:22 AM

Check out this chart for fluid type and amount...
http://www.nmia.com/~dgnrg/SD92-113.pdf

I bought the Castrol Dexron III at Walmart for $4.37/liter. They also have 3 ton jack stands 2 for $27. I got a little pump to get the fluid in there $8.

I think it's pretty easy to do yourself. I'm planning to do it soon.

1997BMW318IS 09-20-2012 10:27 AM

oops...that was the wrong chart try this one...
http://5luge30obdim52.blogspot.com/2...ls-charts.html

JoshuaG 09-20-2012 10:37 AM

just did this. it was 160$ at the shop I dont go to anymore. 80$ labor 56$ for redline oil and then shopfees and tax


not bashing the shop I have a key to my buddies garage and I can use it whenever I want so I dont go to out in town anymore if I can avoid it.

ZeGerman 09-20-2012 11:56 AM

Yeah, but you have a manual trans, which is way faster and easier to change the fluid on. Autos require pan removal, filter replacement, gasket replacement, etc.

JoshuaG 09-20-2012 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeGerman (Post 7086203)
Yeah, but you have a manual trans, which is way faster and easier to change the fluid on. Autos require pan removal, filter replacement, gasket replacement, etc.

ewww.

JUANEO 10-10-2012 09:31 AM

Haven't been on this forum in months, but saw this "old" post today. Just had my '96 328i's transmission fluid changed by my indie mechanic about 6 months ago. Dropped the pan, ordered the filter and gasket kit, and got tranny fluid from BMW. Charged me $300 and change for the whole thing if I recall. Said the fluid was dirty, gummy, but metal free at 130k miles. Hope this helps.


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