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Old 03-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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99 E46 328i Leaking Gbox fluid in reverse

My bimmmer's been leaking gbox fluid from the selector seal but only in reverse? AUTOMATIC GEARBOX
Does anyone know how much of a major it is to fix/replace the seal? Its been happening since i was doin highspeed drifts and spun out, rolled backwards to a stop and everything shut down.

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How much fluid is leaking out?

The thing about automatics is that their not designed to drift. With a manual if you start to spin out you can pop the clutch and put it in neutral. In an automatic you can't do that so when you go into reverse you put a lot of stress on the Trannsmission and driveline. You probably did a LOT of damage to your trannsmission and torque converter.

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