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Old 02-19-2008, 01:05 PM
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Mein Auto: 2000 540iA
My garage has a digital temp gauge, so I used it to get an indication of the temp. In my case, the garage temp was about 80F so I waited until the tranny was at room temp again before starting it back up. Then, after running for a few seconds I am already at the right temp . If your garage/car is not at the "right" temp, you can use one of those low-cost laser temp sensors and "point" the laser to the tranny case to get a temp reading.

Answering your question, no, the tranny never change its sound/behavior before/after the two full changes. If your tranny does sound different (seems like louder in your case), then yes, I still suspect something is not right.

Remember that you can always raise the car again, verify the temp, and re-do the fill-up part just to make sure. The other thing to do (if the level is alright) would be to try a different compatible fluid to see if the noise goes away.


'00 540iA (mine)
'05 330iA (hers)
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