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Old 11-25-2012, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for the links. And thanks for planning to expand the knowledge base. When you do the tranny fluid change, are you going to do a flush to get all the fluid out? Or multiple fill/drain cycles? Or just ~1/2 the fluid that comes out when you drop the pan?
Will either do pan drop or possible fluid exchange machine (pump in the AT moves the fluid around. Not to be confused with a "flush machine").
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:12 PM
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Will either do pan drop or possible fluid exchange machine (pump in the AT moves the fluid around. Not to be confused with a "flush machine").
Looking forward to your results.

It should be noted that your link to this (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499686) is the exact same report I linked here (http://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803283). Those scary #'s for our tranny type seem to have made their way around the internet ...

Your other link is for a 335i auto tranny which isn't the same as our 335d tranny. Still interesting, but not quite as relevant as I was hoping for. If anyone else has a link to a 6HP26/28 fluid analysis I'd love to see it. Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:36 AM
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Is there a DIY thread on our transmission fluid change anywhere? I have a little over 80,000 miles and am thinking of just dropping the pan and draining/refilling just to get some fresh fluid in the mix. I do oil, DEF and brakes myself; is this similar or a step above in difficulty/complexity? Thx
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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Is there a DIY thread on our transmission fluid change anywhere? I have a little over 80,000 miles and am thinking of just dropping the pan and draining/refilling just to get some fresh fluid in the mix. I do oil, DEF and brakes myself; is this similar or a step above in difficulty/complexity? Thx
Here are a few links I had bookmarked on the subject. Hopefully its helpful. It was more involved than an oil change.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658812
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...85#post5676693
http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/128...n-Fluid-Change
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:28 PM
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Color means little. Wrench boredom is a sickness which we all suffer from it to some degree. Hell I like to change my oil every 6.5k miles. I know it's probably a waste but I just like doing it.

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On side note I'm doing a pan drop at 50k miles. I don't like the how BMW programmed the transmission to hold 3rd or 4th gear to promote faster warm up on cold starts. It also holds this gear in city driving (trying to sustain engine temps for emissions perhaps?) as well. I just don't like it. I don't mind spending the money to do it and I'll send off a sample to BS so they can add to their data base.
Must be that "Wrench boredom" hitting again, eh?

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:39 AM
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Here are a few links I had bookmarked on the subject. Hopefully its helpful. It was more involved than an oil change.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658812
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...85#post5676693
http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/128...n-Fluid-Change
Thank you for the links TDIwyse. Very helpful. Besides digital temp gauge, I think I have everything I need. Looks like the creeper will get a workout, wish I had a full blown lift so I could stand and do the job
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