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Old 02-19-2013, 05:46 AM
schpenxel schpenxel is offline
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Mein Auto: 2004 545i
Originally Posted by pjinca View Post
Oh, the fluid from the torque converter and valve body does drain, but it takes 4-5 hrs to do so, I know friends that left the car draining overnight and filled ~11 quarts the next morning. When I did my old 530 it was draining for about 5-6 hrs and I added nearly 11 quarts.
You really shouldn't get all of it out of the torque converter, although when I pulled the mechatronics out and had everything apart for a few hours to drain, I ended up putting something like 8 quarts in. It's got to be a large part of it though, if you wait long enough

Make sure to buy enough fluid if you're going that route! I BARELY had enough when I did mine last time.
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