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      10-09-2014, 08:52 AM   #133
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Visual inspection is pretty much worthless. Of course it's going to change color.
Yep, considering there was still over 4 quarts of the OEM fluid in the unit.
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      10-09-2014, 09:46 AM   #134
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Aren't those lines known to leak as well?
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      10-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #135
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Hey da_jemster - That is a bummer. I can't image the oil on the lines coming from the pan. My pan was pretty coated, but the rest of the transmission was dry. Since you ordered the o rings and pan, you might as well replace the pressure filter while you are at it. Try running the car in park and see if you can isolate the leak. It may only be the pressure lines??

Let me know if I can help. I just had hernia surgery, so I'm not crawling under cars for a little while, but I can direct pretty well and have some tools that I purchased for my DCT service that I could loan you.

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      10-10-2014, 09:32 PM   #136
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Hey da_jemster - That is a bummer. I can't image the oil on the lines coming from the pan. My pan was pretty coated, but the rest of the transmission was dry. Since you ordered the o rings and pan, you might as well replace the pressure filter while your at it. Try running the car in park and see if you can isolate the leak. It may only be the pressure lines??

Let me know if I can help. I just had hernia surgery, so I'm not crawling under cars for a little while, but I can direct pretty well and have some tools that I purchased for my DCT service that I could loan you.

Good luck.
Mike, I'm finding it difficult to get that darn c-ring off. At about my 30th time in trying, the snap ring pliers "snapped"! I'm finding it quite difficult laying on my back and exerting some force-plus-angle to get it off.

Good news is that I think I found the source. Remember on my previous post that I had unbolted the oil line assembly (where screw #10 in diagram goes into). I didn't see that there are 2 port holes to the side of that assembly. I must've not tightened that bolt properly as the leaks was coming from those holes. We'll see in a few hundred miles if I'm right.

As for now, off to Autozone to replace that snap ring pliers.
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      10-17-2014, 07:06 PM   #137
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Hey da jemster,

Attached is the TIS for the torque pattern for the transmission pan.


E90-REP-28-02-020 Removing or installing transmission oil sump.pdf

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      10-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #138
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Attached is the TIS for the torque pattern for the transmission pan.


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good luck!

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      10-29-2014, 06:47 PM   #139
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Whew...I was worried that I had been running it with the fluid level too low. Now comparing Mike's (SimiM3) and my report, how come our "Universal Averages" differ? Shouldn't Blackstone keep them consistent?

BTW, the clanking sound that started this all was two very, very small rocks/pebbles stuck between the rotor and dust shield.
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      10-30-2014, 01:52 PM   #140
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After reading this thread, it looks like blackstone reports suggest that used oil was ok in most cases and changing it wasnt really necessary.
Some members had problems during this procedure, changing filters looks very tricky, also filling the system and checking the oil level correctly seems to be difficult.
I dont know, maybe i am wrong, but i will probably stay away from opening the factory sealed system till at least 70K miles.
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