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      12-12-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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transmission fluid change cost

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Eastside Bavarian quoted $800 for a transmission fluid change - 2009 335i.

Can any one recommend a Indy Mechanic for the job ( seattle/east side).
I have done oil changes at Eastside Bavarian and they do a great job.


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sounds reasonable to me, after all, it is a bmw (read: sarcasm)
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Automatic right?

Changed my MT fluid at the dealership, it was $100.

How much are they charging for the pan and filter?
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Automatic right?

Changed my MT fluid at the dealership, it was $100.

How much are they charging for the pan and filter?
Yes, Its an Automatic , $800 includes pan and filter..
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You can probably take them this kit and they will do it for 1 or 1.5hours labor.
http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...=187&parent=43
Oil change kit for 6HP19/21
Price: $238.03
Part No: 19 21 ock
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Full or just pan drop?
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Full or just pan drop?
I have no idea what you are talking about, could you please explain ?
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You can probably take them this kit and they will do it for 1 or 1.5hours labor.
http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...=187&parent=43
Oil change kit for 6HP19/21
Price: $238.03
Part No: 19 21 ock
this really helps. and how does this relate to full or pan drop question ?
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this really helps. and how does this relate to full or pan drop question ?
Hmm.. Im kind of perplexed by that too. I can only conclude that its relative to how much fluid is being replaced. Everything I am reading (from a ZF repair manual) seems to indicate the capacity of the trans is right about 9 liter.

http://docs9.chomikuj.pl/814658445,P...21_Catalog.pdf
Oil Capacity
9 liters (9.51 Quarts) + 0.5 liter for cooling system


So I would say your gonna get close to 65-70 percent of the fluid replaced. Without pulling the trans, you probably can't get much more than that out/in.

The converter probably holds at least 3 liters - maybe close to 4. But as I don't think the converter is accessible externally (or even a drain plug for that matter), I doubt your gonna be able to get at anymore than just what the pan has.

PS - I just called my local indy shop and he confirmed he would probably be able to get the filter/pan replaced and also a mechatronic sealing sleeve (~15$ from the company above) replaced in about 90mins labor time. And its kind of a no brainer to do the mechatronic sleeve at the same time as you have to have the pan off anyway. If you have EVER had let your car sit unused for about a week, you will probably find a puddle below the trans and its probably the mechatronic sleeve thats leaking. Even if you have never had it sit unused, but its anywhere near 50K miles, its probably good to replace the sleeve anyway.
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I have no idea what you are talking about, could you please explain ?
If they're going to just drop the pan then $800 is way too much. If they will empty the ta converter as well then it's not a bad deal.
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If they're going to just drop the pan then $800 is way too much. If they will empty the ta converter as well then it's not a bad deal.

The price is for Pan drop + filter ( labor and parts ).
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I changed my transmission fluid on my Passat at the dealer and they charged me $450. The Passat transmission is also sealed and a pain in the ass to change. I would have thought BMW would be around $600
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