View Single Post
Old 04-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Villanova
Posts: 81
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:

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1366571488.478104.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	54.0 KB
ID:	501650

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

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1366571538.078159.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	501651

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

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1366571596.445290.jpg
Views:	173
Size:	57.1 KB
ID:	501653

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

Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
jwbeck17 is offline   Reply With Quote