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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey Gents, Was thinking of removing and replacing my PS fluid using the turkey baster method. Any suggestions on what type of ATF fluid I should use? I was debating in which to use: Castrol Multi-Vehicle (Non-Syn) or the Castrol Transmax ATF4 (Full Synthetic). What do you guys use? Thanks...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, and thanks in advance for any advice on this topic. I searched the forum and the Google pretty well and cannot fond a solution unique to my experience. The steering on my 2003 325xiT is (slightly) stiffer than normal and while turning my car will continue to "track/lock" into the radius...
  3. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Today my BMW 750Li displayed this message "Fluid loss in steering or suspension hydraulic system! Please contact BMW Roadside Assistance" I thought the steering wheel needed to be filled up, I did but when I turned on the car the message is still there. Do I need to manually remove it or have I...
  4. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi guys, first post in this forum. I have a '06 325i 4door. When coming to a stop, the transmission waits until the car is almost completely stopped and then shifts hard into first gear. Shifting up or down through all other gears is creamy smooth, hard shift does not happen when using the...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Quick question from a new BMW owner! Do you have to use BMW official washer fluid or can you use any washer fluid? I have read online of a lot of people saying certain kinds of fluid will damage your BMW? I know people who have made their own washer fluid by mixing alcohol and dishwasher soap...
  6. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    What is the best/recommended transmission fluid to use on a 2007 Z4? OEM is crazy expensive, and I think it takes 7 quarts. Do most people flush it with a couple NEW quarts--- pouring about $70 through to flush? Does anyone know of a good/affordable source for the fluid or compatible...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I've just bought a set of braided hoses to fit at the same time as discs and pads since the hoses are just as old as the car but I couldn't find the tightening torques. I can see just looking at them that it would be easy to over tighten them and have leaky threads, and just as easy to leave...
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Ola amigos, I'm coming upto 100k miles on my BMW 328xi 2008, my first BMW :D So I'm planning to change my power steering fluid via the basic method(A turkey baster to remove the old fluid from the reservoir and put in the new one. Drive around for some time and repeat). My car takes CHF 11s...
  9. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Car model as I stated is:E34 525i M50 Year:1991 September It has ZF 310Z gearbox. My gearbox fluid level might be low because of output shaft leak. Thats a problem I will soon take care of. The big question is what kind of transmission oil do I fill in. I will leak out the old oil I know...
  10. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys, I just finished uploading a video I put together that highlights a power steering fluid replacement, without having to drain it from the steering rack. I filmed it on my E39, but it's the same process on the E53. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83uXhoUcVk
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have some "ZF lifeguard 8". It's the stuff ZF uses in their 8 and 9 speeds. I'm thinking about using it in my 2003 5spd automatic (98000 miles)...I figure it must be as good as or better than what they used in 2003....What do you guys think? I haven't been able to find any information on...
  12. General BMW Questions
    Hey, unusual question here. While tracking down parts for a tranny fluid and filter change I came across a weird problem. My VIN# indicates my 2005 x5 4.4i has a ZF 6HP26Z transmission. However, the tag on the tranny shows it's a ZF 6HP26X. I have received some different answers for this. 1 bmw...
  13. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys! I got a BMW X5 e53 2003 3.0D whenever i turn the steering wheel left or right it creates a strange noise, I don't know if it's the mechanism or if there's a leak or anything, but after a while the noise disappears! I noticed that once the engine heats up the noise disappears! Any...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So I just purchased this 06 BMW 330xi with 111k. Tis my first BMW. What kind of things should i look out for? Major Problems? What kind of maintenance should i look to perform at this stage? It had two owners and an extensive service record which ill upload. This is my first post to...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, The problem is; Car brakes on its own, happened twice already.. Was going at normal speed in the city than the car started braking on its own, brake pads started to smell, braking pedal was getting harder and sensitive, good thing there was parking lot to pull over. Once I stopped...
  16. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Okay so I got an e36 328is 1997 manual. I got the coolant light on and off, when i check the coolant when car is hot there was no coolant in expansion tank. I opened the expansion tank cap and the coolant rose close to the brim of the cap. Is this normal?
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I own a 2007 328xi w/ 88K miles I recently went to the BMW dealer and was almost robbed! I am looking for some feedback regarding the 2 ISSUES BELOW.... 1. The dealership mentioned my rear shocks were leaking - they nicely offered to change them for $1300!!!. I nicely said NO WAY! Looking...
  18. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi evryone I just found a steering fluid leak on the right part around the oil filter,it is not engine oil i think it is oil from the vacuum or servo pump. Actually I try to determinate where it can comes from I will attach some photos Please any small clue could be so helpfull or an image with...
  19. BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    I have had my 335d for about a year now and I appreciate everyone's input on this forum. I have learned a lot about the car from your knowledge, and this is my first post. I recently got the "No Start" indicator light and tried to refill the DEF Fluid myself rather than being overcharged at...
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