Originally Posted by chromisdesigns
My knees are definitely pro-auto box...I haven't regretted buying the auto until just today, in fact, when I got a $900 quote from my shop to do a 60K mile auto transmission service!
You're going to hate me... I paid $50.50 in labor (at The M Shop in Glendale, CA), and about $70.00 for two liters of MTF-LT-3 (purchased from another forum member that bought a 5L jug and sold me the rest after doing his oil change himself).
I did my 6MT oil at 50k (bought the car with 43k). Next change will be at 80k.
Didn't DIY because my garage is too small to jack up the E92 level to do the job. I did do my own differential fluid change.
$900.- is steep, but a replacement transmission will be 5-10x the cost. Maybe you can get away without doing the full flush now (do the partial), and do full flush at 100k.