Originally Posted by bernjee82
just to throw it out there, could be the ATF as well since the ATF used by BMW is clear like engine oil, just not as heavy. Mine was leaking ATF, usually on the passenger side, common failure is the mechatronic sleeve.
It was ATF. She took it to a shop near her college. They were recommended by a friend in the area. They called me and said it was leaking ATF from some area I cant remember... something about a switch that needed to be replaced and he would have to drop the pan. So I told him to replace the filter and fluid as well.
He said the parts were around $250.00. He acted like he had repaired this on several BMWs in the past... like it was common.
Seems like a good guy.