In Reply to: oil/trans fluid change posted by Frank on January 11, 2001 at 10:31:25:
Dan is dead on regarding the oil change, really simple. One caveat, if your replacement filter does not include a new metal gasket for the filter can bolt. Go to your local BMW dealership and buy several, before you change the oil. Ditto for the oil pan bolt.
Regarding the transmission oil change, before you pull the bottom plug and drain the oil. Make sure you can get the fill plug out. Both the drain and fill plugs take a large allen, I think it's 17mm to remove, and they tend to be TIGHT AS S**T if they haven't been removed in a while.
Richard '83 533i
BTW, did you get my e-mail message ?