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Re: 92 740i V8 How do I check the auto box oil lev (archive)

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Posted by RLombardo on April 03, 2001 at 17:29:55:

In Reply to: 92 740i V8 How do I check the auto box oil level? posted by David Flear on April 03, 2001 at 16:08:28:


Unlike previous BMWs I've owned I can't find a dipstick for the auto box. I note the engine oil capacity is nearly 8 litres. Does the engine oil serve the auto box?


You do not. The transmission is sealed. The only way to check fluid level and condition is via the drain plug, underneath. Theoretically, you should never have to do anything with this transmission. However, there has been much discussion on this board to the effect that a fluid change is helpful.



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