How To Change Manual Transmission Fluid In A E36 Bmw |

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Manual tranny E36's use ATF in the tranny. Yes, Automatic Transmission Fluid. I used to work for BMW, I am not making this up. Anyway, when I bought my M3 I put RedLine Synthetic ATF in the trans and it's been great.

Remove the drain plug, draining the fluid into your drain pan. I let it drain overnight. Replace the drain plug torquing it to 50 NM (36.9 LB-ft). Fill the transmission using the Sta-lube pump or whatever until it just overflows. Replace the fill plug torquing it to 50 NM (36.9 LB-ft).

I have a couple of questions regarding changing the man. trans. fluid in the E36: 1. BMW specifies an ATF for the fluid change in the E36 man. trans. My question is: Can I use a manual trans fluid instead? If no, why not? 2. Does anyone have any techniques they would like to share on filling the hard to get to trans.filler hole from the top?

BMW Recommended Lubricants & Fluids. Below is the list of recommendations from BMW for the E36 models and MAY apply to other models. Contact your dealership if you are unsure.

The average cost for a BMW 323i manual transmission fluid change is between $76 and $128. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $56 while parts are priced between $32 and $72. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Manual tranny fluid change?? When to change the tranny fluid on my 87 325e and to my suprise out can auto tranny fluid?? I was first thinking, "the dumb S%$# people do" but I figured i'd check the book anyway to be sure.