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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took a ride in my buddies car the other day and noticed that his transmission was shifting rediculously rough. i decided to investigate and checked out his fluid level first. when i opened it, the fluid was dark as night. apparently he thoght that thats where you put the oil. long story short i was on the ground laughing. I was just wondering how bad the damage could be and what could be affected by this rediculous mistake.
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that fukin sucks...im sry im not elite enough to help :-/ it sounds like it wuldnt b good thoh
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Have him get a trans flush ASAP. Engine oil will fuck up the rubber seals in the trans. If he waits too long he will have to get his trans rebuilt.
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was he adding it down the trans fluid dipstick or something.

thats almost as bad as my friend who thought the oil pressure guage in his grampas truck was an oil level gauge. So he put a shit load of oil in it because he thought it was low. Then started to head on out of town and seized the motor.
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yea he poured it right in the dipstick resevior
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