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Old 07-29-2011, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by tkelsb View Post

Also what process did you use to refill the fluid?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...818&highlight=

There are a several pictures how I did it without a mess.
As far as the tools, I used an infrared thermometer ($25-$40) and read from the cooling lines not the pan.
Oil pan should be open only at 50 C degrees ! It is stated on the pan.
When you reach like 60 C degrees and you are still filling, you need to stop. Then is the time when it will overflow regarding the fluid level in it. Let it cool and start again. Even after you get the right level at 50 C degrees , drive the car several miles and recheck again. You will need to add again if you check the level at 50 C degrees.
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