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Old 10-02-2011, 07:33 PM
tempestv8 tempestv8 is offline
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Mein Auto: '03 530i Touring & '03 X3
Hi James,

Just out of curiosity, what was the condition/colour of the old trans fluid when you drained it? For me, the old fluid looked really bad - it was black like used engine oil.

I found the fill point very troublesome because the twin exhaust pipes ran past that general area. When I was doing up the fill plug, I managed to accidentally brush my hand against the hot exhaust pipe a few times. Ouch!! I'd be interested to know if you had the same challenges.

What fluid did you end up putting into your auto trans? My 2004 is the GM 5 speed auto, so I put in Dexron VI.
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