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Old 02-18-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jumbo98 View Post
okay...followed diy almost exactly and drained about 5 liters. started filling and fluid started spilling out of the fill hole after about 3 liters...wtf???? tilted the driver side up and filled about another liter so ultimately filled 4 liters after draining 5...we'll see...i'm driving it regardless...the car shifts so much better especially this morning on a cold start...it usually downshifted very hard but i didn't notice anything this morning...unfortunately still got the clunk noise when shifting to reverse from park...can't win them all huh?...thanks james and chris...oh i'm running at about 120,000 miles now! will report back again
I believe the clunk noise is unrelated to the automatic transmission, so changing the fluid would not remedy it. It has more to do with the differential (Another BMW "lifetime" fluid. It could also use a change).
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