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Old 06-20-2010, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Variocam View Post
Yes, after writing my post, I realized that doing the filter replacement during the first flush makes the most sense. But what do you mean by "put a drain plug in your pan for subsequent draining?" There is a drain plug in the pan already, as Starless' photos show.
Sorry, I was under the impression that some E46 automatics don't have drain plugs. My E46 is a manual. My old E28 has a drain plug and I do a drain and refill every year. Since BMW now says the trans contains "lifetime trans fluid" I thought they eliminated the drain plug. Aftermarket drain plug kits are available for almost any car.
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