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      12-13-2012, 02:20 AM   #24
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Drives: 2011 JtBlk e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Michigan

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Originally Posted by JamesKilcarr View Post
hi, im going to change mine myself, i was just wondering what the correct oil level should be at all times? after i double check it a couple times after running the car in gear and test driving it, should it always be pretty much full? i just wanna make sure i don't put too much or too little, thanks!
When the transmission is full and the car is level, it should be dripping ever so slightly out of the fill hole. After filling with oil the first time and taking it for a drive, I rechecked the fluid level and it wasn't over flowing. A little bit more fluid was able to go in before it overflowed. I thought this was most likely due to the transmission cooler taking in some fluid since it may have emptied when I drained the old oil (I let it drain for a long while although it's not necessary).