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Old 05-21-2005, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to refill a 318i auto gearbox oil without having to remove the pangasket??
I am going on a trip next weekend, and i know my gearbox oil is low, and there will be now way i can get a new gasket by then..

So can anyone tell me the quickest and easiest way to refill the gearbox oil
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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put a funnel to where the dipstick goes and add the fluid. your not suppose to change the tranny fluid tho. its suppose to be lifetime
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2 things..
on most cars yes its not ment to be changed..
BMW's is changable..
Wheres the dipstick, cos unlike most cars, theres no dipstick in the engine bay
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Say what, the gearbox oil is not lifetime at all...

You will find a bolt on the right side of the gearbox, here you have to put in the new oil, remember to empty the gearbox first, so you only get new oil in there.

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Old 05-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks ill get to work on it tomorrow
if u have any hints or previous experience doing it, or pointers.. feel free to point them out
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