In Reply to: 94 530i Auto Transmission fluid - how to check posted by John B. on July 01, 1999 at 22:57:08:
The only way to check it is to get underneath and check. That's it. It is a ZF but uses dexron III atf not the lifetime. If it doesn't leak then you don't need to check it. It is wise to change it every 30k miles.