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Old 10-22-2010, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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94 740iL Transmission Help needed

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I drive a 1994 740iL with the "LIFETIME FILL" A5S 760Z Transmission.

I need to add some fluid, I have the proper fluid, know where it is filled, and how to fill it except for ONE MAJOR FACT . When topping it off during the fill I need to find out ----what position the transmission needs to be in when checking for the proper level (with engine running, and correct fluid temperature etc) I realize it will overflow at the proper fill level.

But is that when transmission is in Drive, Neutral, or Park?

The Bentley Service Manual does NOT specify a TRANSMISSION LEVER GEAR POSITION to place car in when refilling/checking for the proper fluid level and I do not have access to a real BMW shop manual. I have 103,000 miles on the car and I have a "Transmission" warning light on. The Bently Service manual suggests the problem is due to low fluid. I do see evidence of a small leak at the front of the case.

So guys please tell me , What position to place the transmission gear level in while filling the trans?

Thanks, and is there a seperate 7 series E 32 forum?

Thanks,
Joe
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THanks for your interest but I got the information that I needed elsewhere.

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Hey Joe, sorry to hear ur having problems with ur tranny. I'm new to this forum and I need help locating the #6 coil for a 1998 740 IL, also which is the best spark plug for replacement on this bimmer. Please help. Is there a manual I can buy some where?

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Hello,
I drive a 1994 740iL with the "LIFETIME FILL" A5S 760Z Transmission.

I need to add some fluid, I have the proper fluid, know where it is filled, and how to fill it except for ONE MAJOR FACT . When topping it off during the fill I need to find out ----what position the transmission needs to be in when checking for the proper level (with engine running, and correct fluid temperature etc) I realize it will overflow at the proper fill level.

But is that when transmission is in Drive, Neutral, or Park?

The Bentley Service Manual does NOT specify a TRANSMISSION LEVER GEAR POSITION to place car in when refilling/checking for the proper fluid level and I do not have access to a real BMW shop manual. I have 103,000 miles on the car and I have a "Transmission" warning light on. The Bently Service manual suggests the problem is due to low fluid. I do see evidence of a small leak at the front of the case.

So guys please tell me , What position to place the transmission gear level in while filling the trans?

Thanks, and is there a seperate 7 series E 32 forum?

Thanks,
Joe
so whats the answer,i would like to no
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Can you please tell me the solution for this, as I am also facing the same
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