Do not remove the filler plug completely!!! To determine the fluid that belongs in your transmission, check your owners manual, or give our parts specialists a call.
Having it warmed up is how you check the level, but i personally like to leave the engine off when im working on the car.
How to check transmission fluid level bmw e90. Appears in the top display.<. Another tip is to do this. All you need to do is follow these simple steps from bmw of escondido:
For checking the fluid level: Adding transmission fluid to 1992 bmw 525i. Most people do two drain and fill operations because a little over half the total atf will drain out from the sump (the rest is held in the torque converter, lines and cooler).
Now if you do get a bit of spillover than immediately you know the level is good. With the correct fluid level and the gearbox filler plug removed while the engine is not running, approximately 1.5 liters of transmission fluid will escape, leaving the gearbox underfilled. Remove the bracket that supports the underpanel.
The correct level of aft fluid in the transmission when the engine is off is above the fill plug, hence the fluid gushed out the fill plug hole when you removed it. Inspect the current condition of the power steering pump. The car must be in the air and level.
The oil level must be between the two markings. I use my toyota scissor jack. When oil dripping out than its full if not fill till drip.
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On the driver side of the transmission pan there is a fill plug. Now when you pop the plug, have a rag directly below the plug just in case of spillover. #2 · feb 19, 2012.
A hydraulic jack would make the job a lot more easier. Locate the transmission fluid dipstick. Press button 4 in the turn indicator lever.
Thought i'd ask after 3 years of ownership it says in the manual. Which ever one is higher is the fill/check plug. Park the car on a level ground.
When parts are replaced in a transmission or the fluid is changed, resetting the transmission's adaptations may become necessary to restore shift quality. Secure the rear wheel from rolling. Unscrew the drain plug and drain the fluid.
Here.its from 135i but same transmission. Connect bmw diagnostic scan tool displus, modic, gt1 or equiv to determine fluid temp. Place extra support to prevent the jack slip.
You have two options when replacing, you can drain and fill the fluid, or you can drain the fluid and replace the fluid strainer by dropping the transmission fluid pan. Remove the center plastic underpanel that covers the transmission. Actually, the coolant system in general was notorious for leaving you on the side of the road with a blown head gasket if you did not follow the recommended replacement interval to a tee.
With the car running fluid will run out of the plug hole when it is full. Unscrew the exhaust bracket and slide it a few inches back so you have access to the transmission pan bolts that are directly above it. Jack up front left of the car.
( 0) from fill port on transmission lol (right above tranny pan). Before checking the transmission fluid, the engine should be warmed up. Make sure the car is perfectly level on the jack stands.
The e90 water pumps are worse in my opinion. The fluid level should be to the hieght of the top plug. Repeatedly until the oil level display appears in.
I use a piece of brick. 2007 bmw e90 n46b20 mileage: