In Reply to: oil/trans fluid change posted by Frank on January 11, 2001 at 10:31:25:
On my 528E a lift is not required for the oil change, but changing the transmission fluid probably does. I am planning to change my transmission fluid also since I have no idea when it was last done (I've only had the car a month). On a manual tranmission is just a matter of draining the old oil and replacing with new oil of the proper type and grade. On an automatic it is probably more complex.
I don't know how much a BMW mechanic would charge to do this.
Just bought a 533i (83) and it is due for an oil change (every 3000 right?) My question is, should I have the transmission oil changed while they are at it, should it be done by a bmw mechanic, and about how much can I expect to pay for an oil change (synthetic)? Is it possible for me to do it myself or does the car need to be on a lift?