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      12-24-2010, 02:34 AM   #63
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

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Originally Posted by govtec View Post
Just had this job done at the dealership yesterday. The total came out to $319. They used about 3 liters of the fluid and replaced the transmission plug. My car has about 109K miles. I plan on doing this again at 200K mile.
Something doesn't sound right. Your transmission contains more than 3 liters of fluid. It sounds like they just drained and filled (and not flushed) which is fine if you plan on changing the fluid more frequently. Not ok if you plan on changing the fluid in another 100,000 miles.
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