BMW GA8HP45Z GA8HP70Z Oil Pan and Filter Kit - ZF 24118612901
I've called over 10 autoshops for quotes and every single one of them quoted me for the fluid change only. When I mentioned I wanted to replace the pan/filter they all wanted an extra $200-300+ more. (Looking at the YouTube DIY it seems like you'll need to take out the old one and put it back on, so putting the new one on instead isn't exactly extra work 🤷♂️)
Anyways a few of them mentioned that you don't have to change the pan/filter. One of them even went as far as to mention that bmw does not recommend transmission fluid changes and so a new oil pan/filter isn't necessary. And now that I look at it the pan/filter from fcpeuro is not a oe or oem part.
One of the autoshops mentioned they've done transmission fluid changes before but have never changed the filters.
Is changing the pan/filter necessary?