View Single Post
  #84  
Old 12-20-2012, 06:29 AM
chrisn7 chrisn7 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorks
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 421
Mein Auto: 750iL
1) Consenus of opinion is to change the fluid after 60k miles. It is essential to understand the fill process, and to change the filter with an OEM one. It is not a simple drain and refill. The original spec Esso fluid is still available, now branded as Mobil.
2) Your battery is probably failing-this message is typical of low voltage. The top of the battery post should should be date stamped with the week and year of manufacture eg 51/01. 5 years old is about this limit for these cars.
3) http://www.kneb.net/bmw/E46/Auto%20t...id%20chart.pdf.
Measure the drained oil and compare with the value in 'Without torque converter' column. Then you'll know if the box was short of oil.
Reply With Quote