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      03-29-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Me_Hi View Post
That's because they didn't use the cleanser! When I did my tranny oil flush, the specialized BMW Indy shop aka Nixon, put in a cleanser and let the car drive in D on the hoist for 10 minutes prior to replacing the fluid. The oil was black and a bit thick... No need to replace the tranny filter as it's magnetic. If you keep your car change the fluid! If you don't what are going to do?, replaced it with another unserviced tranny ? A new one will be 5k...
The tranny filter is part of the plastic pan, their are two separate magnets. Plus the gasket for the tranny pan is molded into the pan itself..

I would change it IMO, its not hard by any means just a very messy job...

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