Hi, this is my first post. Glad to be here.
I just got my first bmw a 1990 525i black w/ black leather interior. 280,000 miles. Many problems as you can imagine, but I'll enjoy working on it and keeping it rolling for a few more years. I'm not a mechanic, I try to do as much of possible on my cars, but I'll leave transmission and engine overhauls to a pro if I need it.
I saw something very unexpected on the transmission, a hole or access hatch, that seems to be missing its cover, but there's no cover? I've searched all over the web, but cant even find a diagram that shows the hole. Is it supposed to be open? Seems crazy to be getting all that dirt and water inside the transmission!
I've searched for the BMW id, A4S-310R and the GM 4L30E.
Glad to be here, there's alot of great information on this site, I've been reading it all, but I can't find any mention of this hole.
Anyone know why this is open?