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Old 04-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
jwbeck17
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Villanova
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My Ride: 2005 330xi
2005 330xi ATF Fluid/filter Change Issue

I dug into this a little more and have found the fill plug, and it's not what I thought it was. Apparently it is in a different place on xi models with the same GM transmission due to the drive shaft placement. It's located on the driver's side to the front. How did I miss it? There was a white sticker covering over the full plug. It was dirty enough that it didn't look like a sticker until I wiped it off. I peeled off the sticker and there it was. See the pic with the sticker pulled off next to the fill plug:

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Now here's the issue. The drive shaft is directly next to it:

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To get to it, I'll need to remove an end of the drive shaft by the transfer case:

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So I guess I'll be shopping for some torx socket bits!




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