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Old 10-02-2011, 11:24 AM
James Hamilton James Hamilton is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 X3 3.0i
Originally Posted by ncord View Post
There is no reservoir for the tranny.You are checking the power steering fluid.
It also uses ATF.
You have to refill the tranny from underneath the car.There is a refill plug as well as the drain plugI think approx.6 qts.but check for sure.
Thanks for that bit of information. I was confused by the fact ATF is stamped on the top of the reservoir. I really appreciate the fact I had the extended warranty on the car. I didn't have to worry about this but I can't see dropping the kind of money they want for changing the fluids since the warranty has expired. This is the first BMW I've had any dealings with and it had me puzzled for sure. You would think the owner's manual would at least tell you where to check and fill the transmission. I think I will invest in a service manual. Thanks again.
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