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      02-25-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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1st service: no transmission fluid change?

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i just had the 1st service, and the rep said all fluids were changed and tested, and the m differential and the filters, but he said the transmission fluid was not, it is good for life,,,
is this true, i dont recall whether they are supposed to change it or not?
its a manual e92 m

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I had mine changed. I believe most people here are having it changed

some may disagree, but i dont think that any fluid used in a car should be lifetime
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so does that mean i should have had it changed?
i assume it cant cause damage to the car or be a big deal, i will check the manual, to see if it says theyre supposed to change that.
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they did my oil, filter, diff fluid and tranny fluid at 1200.
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is it a big deal, should i go back?
because, i asked him right when i picked it up, and he said they never change it?
in my manual it doesnt say,
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      02-25-2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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Yes it should be changed for your car, since you have a 6MT. The service tech was wrong, so take it back and ask them to change it.
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is it a big deal, should i go back?
IMHO yes. This problem arised because when DCT came out there were several instances in which the techs changed the DCT fluid (DCT doesnt need the change) and used the manual transmission fluid, ruining the DCT transmission. The confusion was because the SMG transmissions need the same services as the manual one and use the same fluids. My speculation is that to avoid that problem BMW now recommends no oil change at all but I havent seen anything in writing. Check http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=341406
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thanks guys, ok will do, i take it its not a big rush.
i will drop the car to them this sunday and tell them to do it.
thanks
anything else i should ask about, filters and oil and differential all done, he said.
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