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Old 04-08-2005, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a dip stick for the transmiision on a 94 740il,also howmuch oil does the engin take.thanks
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is there a dip stick for the transmiision on a 94 740il,also howmuch oil does the engin take.thanks
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No dip stick. You have to go under the car. Take out the fill plug and put fluid in until it drips out from the fill plug. Dirty job, ware clothes you want to throw away. Best to do this job in a pit. Make sure you have the correct transmission fluid. Engine oil or transmission. I just did an oil change and it took 6 to 7 qts. of engine oil.
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head over to www.e38.org; great articles on transmission oil changes.
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I went to the dealer with the same question and they told me that there wasn't a dipstick, but there were sensors that will tell you if you have a problem.
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Originally posted by redmondp+Apr 8 2005, 11:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(redmondp @ Apr 8 2005, 11:18 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-740il@1994 b,Apr 9 2005, 12:59 AM
is there a dip stick for the transmiision on a 94 740il,also howmuch oil does the engin take.thanks
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No dip stick. You have to go under the car. Take out the fill plug and put fluid in until it drips out from the fill plug. Dirty job, ware clothes you want to throw away. Best to do this job in a pit. Make sure you have the correct transmission fluid. Engine oil or transmission. I just did an oil change and it took 6 to 7 qts. of engine oil.
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thanks on both questions,later t.
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I went to the dealer with the same question and they told me that there wasn't a dipstick, but there were sensors that will tell you if you have a problem.
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thanks for info ,cause we all were taking turns trying to find it.
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