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      06-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #33
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Drives: 2007 BMW328i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kansas

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Just to share my experience... I finally did the drain and fill (minus pan drop/filter replacement) on my 328i for the first time today, just shy of 124000 miles. Drained out about 3.5 qts and took about 4 qts going back in. The old fluid was a very dark brown, with a very slight hint of red, but didn't smell burnt.

The result: incredible. It shifts so much smoother, I don't even feel any jerks in the shifts anymore. Drove it around quite a bit and haven't noticed any abnormalities or slipping either. Absolutely well worth it.

I am planning to do a second drain and fill after a few more weeks of driving so I can get more of the old fluid out, this time with a complete pan drop & filter/gasket replacement.