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      03-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Transmission fluid change 335i 70k miles

I changed my Transmission fluid in my 335i the other day. I changed the pan with the integrated filter. I got about 5.5 litters out. The total cost of diy job was was about $250. $110 for pan- $120 for ZF lifeguard6 $3.49 for digital thermometer and $20 for lift rental. An indy shop wanted close to 1000 bucks to do this change not flush. The Transmission looked very healthy for 70k miles. Not much silver on the magnet. I feel that the transmission shifts much smoother now. I also reset adaptive values with the Bavarian technic. If anyone has any questions about the fluid change feel free to ask.
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Nice work, I need to have this done soon as well. You passing thru Chicago?
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do you have manual or auto?
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he must have auto, because manuals have no filter
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Did this as well this weekend. Same parts except I used Mercon SP which is much cheaper than Lifeguard. We got about 6.5 qts into the thing. Probably some left in the torque converter.
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Did this as well this weekend. Same parts except I used Mercon SP which is much cheaper than Lifeguard. We got about 6.5 qts into the thing. Probably some left in the torque converter.
I was debating over using the Mercon SP but I was convinced during my research that it wasn't the exact same so I wanted to play it safe. I also got about 6.5 quarts out of the tranny. Its been a few months and it still shifts very nice with no problems. Glad I did it.
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Did this as well this weekend. Same parts except I used Mercon SP which is much cheaper than Lifeguard. We got about 6.5 qts into the thing. Probably some left in the torque converter.
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would i be able to search a DIY for this...?
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would i be able to search a DIY for this...?

Heres a DIY: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1448807

I highly suggest you use the Bentley service manual for more details. You must go through all gears and have the proper fluid temp to check level. You should have a small steady stream coming out of the fill hole.

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Also buy a mechatronic sleeve just in case its leaking its real easy to change while you got the pan off. Service bulletin here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=502987
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Heres a DIY: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1448807

I highly suggest you use the Bentley service manual for more details. You must go through all gears and have the proper fluid temp to check level. You should have a small steady stream coming out of the fill hole.
The DIY looks famiiar . http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...y+transmission
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Did mine at 50k miles because of the stupid seal sleeve leak.
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Did mine at 50k miles because of the stupid seal sleeve leak.
Yup seems very common. Did your old sleeve have an orange o-ring on it too? My new one had a black O-ring.
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Yup seems very common. Did your old sleeve have an orange o-ring on it too? My new one had a black O-ring.
It had an orange o-ring
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Were did you get the pan for $110? Tischer has it for $240 and that is the cheapest I've seen it. I'd love to pay $110.
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Were did you get the pan for $110? Tischer has it for $240 and that is the cheapest I've seen it. I'd love to pay $110.
Best price I know of is here: http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...&id=2&parent=7
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Also try here http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._CE04B7F6.aspx

Free shipping and no tax.
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That is where i bought everything from to back in December.
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Also try here http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._CE04B7F6.aspx

Free shipping and no tax.
its a really good price compared to tischer, but what is the difference in quality?? or its just a brand difference. i am planning on doing this soon. great find.
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