Thread: DCT Servicing
View Single Post
      04-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
Private First Class
JPatrick's Avatar

Drives: 2011.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
1998 BMW M3  [0.00]
Originally Posted by urBan_dK View Post
This is absolutely false. The DCT was never serviced at 1200 miles, only the manual transmission fluid on 6MT cars. BMW says the DCT fluid is a lifetime fill and never needs to be changed.

I've heard it is expensive fluid and requires dealership tools to change the fluid properly since you need to tell the DCT to turn on the pump to drain the fluid completely.
Then I was misinformed about it formerly being covered. Anyway, did anyone have it done and want to share? I'm curious. It is very expensive to have it done at the dealer. I'm skeptical about any lifetime fluid but the cost is pretty high so there is definitely a cost/reward tradeoff. I plan on keeping the car for a long time so I tend towards much more maintenance than what is recommended. The last of the NA M3s and all that. Car is definitely awesome.
2011.5 E90 M3 - Space Gray/Extended Fox Red Leather/Sycamore Anthracite Trim, DCT, ZCP, everything except Moon Roof