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Old 03-20-2009, 10:05 AM
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Post Check (or add to) level of transmission fluid

How do I check the fluid level in my transmission?? I hate not having a transmission dip stick. I've removed the cover panel under the transmission, and see the drain plug, but can't seem to find how to check the level. Is this like a manual transmission with a plug on the side?? thanks for your help..Pete
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:25 AM
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there is a fill plug on the side you take that out and fill it till fluid starts to drip out that plug
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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According to my SA, there is no need to check the transmission fluid as it is a sealed unit. If you ever get a leak, the computer will alert you, otherwise, there is no need to add fluid or do a regular transmission service. The fluid is apparently designed to last for the life of the transmission.
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I do believe that changed from lifetime to 100k .Might want to check with your dealer. Not sure if computer will tell you bout a leak, as stated by bmw tech cause of the fluid expanding from different temperatures.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:13 PM
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100k miles is the limit on transmission fluid, although I plan on changing mine around 80k miles.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:27 AM
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what type of fluid bmw 745i 2003 transmission ??? please...
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:38 AM
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there is a fill plug on the side you take that out and fill it till fluid starts to drip out that plug
Yes but if you do that dont forgot to start your engine, then take out top plug and fill with engine run
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You can use the Castrol Multi Import transmission fluid.
This meets the fluid specifications for the transmission.
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Level car and get engine warm. remove side plug in tranny and fill till fluid runs out. put plug back in fast watch out it's hot near exhaust pipe. Don,t listen about fluid lasting forever. change it at 50-75k yourself. I posted how 2 do it . search change tranny fluid.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:25 AM
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I was told that my 2002 745 li has a dip stick does it? If so how do you check the engine oil at also?
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:14 PM
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No dipstick on the transmission, just a fill plug. Dipstick is for the engine oil.
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you should never use any tranny oil other than ZF fransmission fluid. it is specifically designed for the tranny in the bmw and if you use anything other than this fluid, it will eventually destroy your tranny. just read on here with the number of folks with tranny problems. when asked, everyone of them will tell you they had the tranny oil changed and they used everything under the sun excpect for zf tranny oils. stupid mistake so many people dont realize is that oils have different consistencies and volume.
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