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      04-06-2011, 01:34 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
I could bet my house that rumor is wrong man .
Could or would?

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You'd have all gears submerged in fluid if that was the case. The Getrag M3 manual tranny only holds 2-1/4 after draining it bone dry. The DCT unit is about the same size, and does NOT have a converter, so when fluid doesn't drain out anymore, it's empty as well. And if shop cycled the pump, it pretty much got out everything, although there's very little fluid in the lines and cooler anyway.

I'm sure if you post on the tech section the acutal capacity of the DCT from the service manual, a tech should respond quickly. Even 5L is a lot, so I don't expect any more than that.
The unit has a lot of lines, both for the controls and cooling all the way to the engine, also the heat exchanger. I don't know if 5 or 10 l sounds right.

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You should have taken a sample to have a better idea where you stand. Take care.
Thought about that but it only would have been more cost, no surprises and nothing that could be done if it indicated a big problem. BMW wouldn't do squat.