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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-07-2016, 10:43 PM
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4HP22 ATF Fluid/Filter Change

I recently changed the fluid on my automatic transmission as well as the filter and gasket. I dropped the pan, cleaned the entire thing with brake clean and wiped off the magnets. Put the pan back on and seated the gasket nicely. Filled the transmisson with Redline D4, drove it for a while, drained it again, and then filled it one more time. After a short drive I smell burning ATF when I stopped, looked under the car and see a wet spot on the pan, jack the car up and notice it's coming from one of my pan bolts by the exhaust, I tightened it about 1/8 - 1/4" more. Think this will fix it? Or could it be something worse? I don't have a torque wrench and I didn't want to risk snapping the bolt.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:37 PM
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You really do need an inch-pound torque wrench for that. It's really hard to judge torque by feel on low torque bolts like those. You may have overtightened some just as likely as under-tightening some. If you overtighten, you crush the gasket and can distort the pan lip.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:59 AM
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Hope all goes well then, I will let you know if I spot another leak. Thanks.
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