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      10-14-2010, 11:43 PM   #38
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
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Originally Posted by govtec View Post

I have an xi, so the front should be on jack stands and for the rear use the floor jack on the rear differential area. Do I have this right?

How come the fluids don't leak out when the engine is warm and the plug is open? I'm picking up the oil from the dealer tomorrow and will attempt this over the weekend.
Jacks stands should be used in the front and the rear (don't just rely on the jack).

Correct, jack the rear of the car under the differential (not the cover) see attached.

As for your last question, when you place fluid in the transmission, recap the fill plug, and shift the gears, when you re-open the fill plug you still need to fill up the transmission because it will be low in fluid. See steps 8-12. Good luck and tell us about your experience.
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