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Old 01-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb checking the transmission fluid level on a 1998 318i

cant seem to find the dipstick for the transmission for my 1998 318i.
Does anyone know of any links for diagrams for this car?


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There isn't one... You have to remove the filler plug on the side of the box to check level/top-up. Put your finger in this hole, If you don't get tranny oil on it then it needs topping-up !
There is also a plug at the bottom to drain the old oil if you need to change it.
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thank you and also where is the power steering reservoir
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PS Res "should" be just behind the rad at the top!
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ya it was behind the radiator but it sat about a foot down in between the radiator and the engine

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Hehehe, near enough LOL... Check the PS pipework from the res for leaks - Common issue !
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