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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-10-2017, 11:39 AM
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Transmission fluid change

How many quarts of tranny fluid will my 2004 745i hold? I put two in then started the car while on the lift and with my foot on the brake I ran it through R and D and then added 1 more quart before it started coming back out of the fill hole. Do I start it back up again and run it through the gears? I read somewhere that it should hold 4 quarts but I've only got 3 in mine. I am doing this change because it started down shifting weird and it is an automatic. Thank you for your help.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:24 PM
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Are you filling it while it's running?
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:26 PM
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No but I can. How many should I be able to get in it?
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:38 PM
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When you do this the car should be up on jackstands and level. Engine and trans should be cold. The fluid expands as it warms up. Put a drain pan under the trans and pull the plug, start the engine and fill the trans until fluid runs back out. Put drain plug back in. Mine took 6 but it was probably low due to a trans pan oil leak. So fill it while it's running and before it heats up.
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I've put in anywhere between 5-8 quarts in the one's that I've changed the fluid in and it absolutely must be running when you add fluid and reinstall the filler plug in order to get the proper level.

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Old 01-10-2017, 01:08 PM
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Mine is an automatic so not sure it that matters? I was only able to get a total of 4 quarts in mine before it started coming out while running. The car was level up on a lift. I'll check it again tomorrow when the car is cold again.
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