E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > A/T Tranny Flush????



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-22-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
Socom
Major General
 
Drives: 2010 335D
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atl.

Posts: 5,145
iTrader: (0)

A/T Tranny Flush????

Regretably I'm in the market for an A/T car. In the late 90's I had a A/T Jeep and there was a way to flush the transmission from the A/T buy hooking the tranny up to a dialysis type machine which would pump new A/T fluid into the transmission and evacuate the old fluid.

Is this type of flush possible on the E90? Doe the A/T on the E90 have it's own radiator?

Socom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-22-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
vladinecko
Brigadier General
 
vladinecko's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 3,903
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [4.50]
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
1994 BMW 325i  [0.00]
why would you want to flush your tranny fluid in a new car like that? i doubt anyone could put more than 30-40k miles on their car since it's been released last year and getting a year old car with 40k miles on it would probably not be a good idea (unless it's dirt cheap).

BMW claims the tranny fluid can last a life-time, meaning, 100k miles. then, and only then, should you consider flushing it.
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - IB/Beige/Sycamore Wood/6MT/EDC/ZPP2/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/iPod-USB/Enh. Audio
2008 E92 335i - Montego Blue/Black/Gray Poplar/6MT/ZPP/ZSP/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/HDRadio/iPod-USB - Sold
2006 E90 330i - Mystic Blue/Black/Aluminum/6MT/ZPP/iDrive/PDC/Heated Seats/Sat. Prep - Sold
1994 E36 325i - Boston Green/Beige/Automatic/ZPP/Heated Seats/Premium Sound - Sold
vladinecko is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-22-2006, 11:14 AM   #3
Socom
Major General
 
Drives: 2010 335D
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atl.

Posts: 5,145
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vladinecko
why would you want to flush your tranny fluid in a new car like that? i doubt anyone could put more than 30-40k miles on their car since it's been released last year and getting a year old car with 40k miles on it would probably not be a good idea (unless it's dirt cheap).

BMW claims the tranny fluid can last a life-time, meaning, 100k miles. then, and only then, should you consider flushing it.

IMO BMW believes the avg owner will not keep their cars past 100k miles and didn't promote "lifetime" fills until the E46.

BMW initially said "never" and now has said it's 100k miles. IMO BMW A/T's are weak, so changing the A/T fluid every 30k miles would be preventative maintenance well spent. If I were going to own a BMW outside 50k miles, I'd want to be able to change the A/T fluid with relative ease.

Socom is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST