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      07-19-2012, 11:14 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Roman@ESS View Post
Dealers do not open up and service DCT transmissions. They are instructed to send them in to be serviced and replace with a new unit to the customer when there is a internal hardware failure.
I'm not surprised to hear this. I'm still waiting to hear from my SA, however I'll touchbase with him tomorrow (friday).

Originally Posted by Ilia@IND View Post
I can confirm that BMW does make and sell the lines, as we purchased them for cores in the process of adapting temperature sensors to the DCT transmission:

The part numbers are available here:

As Roman said it may be that BMW is more inclined to repair DCT transmissions off-site.
Good to know that at least the parts are available, even if BMWNA requires a full change out of the trans. Folks may need these in the future (or maybe now by the sound of your post).

Originally Posted by eatrach73 View Post
hope it works out ASAP. I know the feeling of not having my car for a while
Thanks. It's a little worrisome, however I haven't seen any fluid under the car (thankfully). This seems to be a slow seepage rather than a massive failure.

I'm also thankful that I'm still covered under the original warranty.