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Old 06-04-2007, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fluid changes

I recently bought a 1999 528i wagon and just hit 100,000 miles. When I asked BMW to change the trans and rear end fluids they told me it was sealed for life. I found that a bit hard to believe, and now have seen some references by other owners who say they have changed their cars fluids. Any info on this would be appreciated.
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recently bought a 1999 528i wagon and just hit 100,000 miles. When I asked BMW to change the trans and rear end fluids they told me it was sealed for life. I found that a bit hard to believe, and now have seen some references by other owners who say they have changed their cars fluids. Any info on this would be appreciated.
I did a whole bunch of write-ups and posted procedures you need to know on how to fix/maintain common problems:

- MANUAL TRANS AND REAR DIFF TIPS:
REAR Diff & MANUAL Trans Fluid Change: Tips and Tricks
(NOTE: I filled by tubing, i.e., by gravity, No NEED for the hand oil pump, which is messy to use).


- COOLING SYTEM OVERHAUL. Read through this post and the replies:
ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT Tips and Tricks (Very Long, Enjoy!)

Or search bimmerboard.com under CNN-090 for the posts.

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Old 06-05-2007, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the very well thought out and photo illustrated DIY example. I appreciate your documenting and sharing the process.
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