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sammy_0559's Avatar DIY: Automatic Transmission Fluid Leak FIX!! BMW 335i(e90-e93) ZF Transmission
sammy_0559
05-30-2011
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just got this thing Transmission Was leaking, wasnt really worried about it. HPFP failed a week later...
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i was just about to pm you back.

i honestly wouldn't use anything other than oem, just because the power levels we are at LOL thats just me i scored $15 a quart from the guy above for the fluid overhaul on the trans I'm installing this week. i got 9 and had 2 leftover so that should be plenty yeah it adds up :| i think there is a guy in the for sale section selling 7 quarts for $125 talk him down or give best offer. don't cheap out on tranny fluid the transmissions are reallllllyyy specific!
damn, I love redline products lol....I was going to get this guess not...damn lol

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...ion/ES2523893/
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By sammy_0559 on 03-26-2013, 12:29 AM
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damn, I love redline products lol....I was going to get this guess not...damn lol

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335...ion/ES2523893/
honestly i don't see why not. its debatable. it says its compatible with the shell M-1375.4.... but then again I'm guessing for a stock horsepower transmission. not a trans about to be raped daily. LOL
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By robc1976 on 03-26-2013, 01:00 AM
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honestly i don't see why not. its debatable. it says its compatible with the shell M-1375.4.... but then again I'm guessing for a stock horsepower transmission. not a trans about to be raped daily. LOL
I never trust BMW fluids ever since I used there oil....it is terrible in my opinion lol! I used redline in a lot if cars that had more power than this one lol! I just like redline...use it in my differential to!
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By sammy_0559 on 03-26-2013, 08:43 AM
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I never trust BMW fluids ever since I used there oil....it is terrible in my opinion lol! I used redline in a lot if cars that had more power than this one lol! I just like redline...use it in my differential to!
go for it i guess! what type of oil did you use for your Diff? I'm picking my differential up from a shop tomorrow
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By robc1976 on 03-26-2013, 02:01 PM
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go for it i guess! what type of oil did you use for your Diff? I'm picking my differential up from a shop tomorrow
I used Red Line 75W90NS. Also, Check out this link - found some alternative ATF and I'm just not sure if it's a good substitute... But per reviews it appears to be.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...9#post13708129
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By robc1976 on 03-27-2013, 11:33 PM
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Why do you have to lower the car to the ground to shift thru the gears? Why not in the air with 4 Jack stands and a Jack on the front and on back for added safety? Is it really necessary to use a thermometer to see how hot the oils is our will the 6-8minutes be fine.
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By robc1976 on 03-27-2013, 11:58 PM
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Also on some DIY it states to have the car running while filling the tranny....I have never understood this since car is already warned up previously but did you do this?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 12:17 AM
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13. Transmission Fluid
After mechatronic installation the transmission must be refilled with transmission fluid. With vehicle on level
ground, transmission in park and engine not running add transmission fluid through the filler plug until
transmission fluid overflows. Install the filler plug and start the engine. With engine running remove the filler
plug and add transmission fluid until it overflows through the filler hole. Install the filler plug. With foot firmly
on the brake pedal shift PNRD
several times, pausing in each position for a few seconds. Place shifter
back into the park position. Remove the filler plug and wait until the transmission has reached 40 C, a
small stream of transmission fluid should overflow from the filler plug. If no fluid is visible then correct fluid
level as needed, using ZF Lifeguardfluid6 or OEM approved fluid. Install filler plug and torque to 35NM.

14. Test drive
It is recommended to clear the fault memories before driving. Should a fail safe condition occur a clean
record of events will be available for trouble shooting.

15. Final check
After
test drive allow the transmission fluid to cool to 40 C recheck transmission fluid with vehicle level,
transmission in park and engine running at idle speed. Correct fluid level as needed, using ZF
Lifeguardfluid6 or OEM approved fluid.
Check
for leaks in the mechatronic sleeve and oil pan area.
im gonna add this to the front page. to clear up confusion!
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By robc1976 on 03-28-2013, 12:28 AM
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im gonna add this to the front page. to clear up confusion!
Cool, this can be done on jack stands since it is level they way I see it....you agree?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 12:31 AM
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Cool, this can be done on jack stands since it is level they way I see it....you agree?
if its level, lift that Ebrake up and do it!
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By robc1976 on 03-28-2013, 12:57 AM
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im gonna add this to the front page. to clear up confusion!
Cool, this can be done on jack stands since it is level they way I see it....you agree?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 01:02 AM
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Cool, this can be done on jack stands since it is level they way I see it....you agree?
Yes i do agree! LOL
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By robc1976 on 03-28-2013, 01:29 AM
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I added 6qrts the first time, put the filler plug in and started the car and added another quart. Went through all the gears, then checked fluid level and fluid was dripping out. Car's been on for 10min and fluid is still coming out...guess I can't add any more?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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I added 6qrts the first time, put the filler plug in and started the car and added another quart. Went through all the gears, then checked fluid level and fluid was dripping out. Car's been on for 10min and fluid is still coming out...guess I can't add any more?
i woudlnt let it drip all the way, i would just open it if it looses a bit a fluid the second time, just close it and your done
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By Mr_SDP on 03-28-2013, 11:42 AM
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im gonna add this to the front page. to clear up confusion!
Without a torque wrench, how do you gauge tightening the fill plug to 35Nm?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 12:00 PM
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Without a torque wrench, how do you gauge tightening the fill plug to 35Nm?
i never used a tourqe wrench... LOL not even for my turbos or spark plugs, i did however for my Valvebody, but just close the fill plug tight just don't over tighten and don't leave it loose.
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By robc1976 on 03-28-2013, 12:56 PM
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Cat won't start...had it idling for 20 mins and it just stopped like it lost all fuel...did a valve cleaning at same time...hope it is not related.
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By 83k on 03-28-2013, 10:10 PM
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anyone know how much this job would cost in an indy shop?
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By sammy_0559 on 03-28-2013, 11:29 PM
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anyone know how much this job would cost in an indy shop?
they shouldn't charge you more than two hours... but hopefully the indy shop knows the procedure, Y U NO DIY?
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By 83k on 03-28-2013, 11:38 PM
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they shouldn't charge you more than two hours... but hopefully the indy shop knows the procedure, Y U NO DIY?
Wish i had a lift at home. I'd def attempt this.
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By sammy_0559 on 03-29-2013, 12:06 AM
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Wish i had a lift at home. I'd def attempt this.
JAck Stands FTW
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By robc1976 on 03-29-2013, 12:44 AM
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JAck Stands FTW
Lift not needed at all
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