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      12-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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      12-05-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Do you have to do a fluid change when installing this or can it be done just as a swap?
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Do you have to do a fluid change when installing this or can it be done just as a swap?
You can just do a swap. Its always a good idea to change the fluid as often as possible.

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      12-06-2014, 01:25 AM   #4
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Interesting. Forgive my ignorance: Possible to swap the filter without having to remove the trans?
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      12-06-2014, 01:41 AM   #5
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Does BMW ever change the fluid in the DCT under the maintenance plan?
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Interesting. Forgive my ignorance: Possible to swap the filter without having to remove the trans?
The filter is located on the side of the transmission, and can be easily accessed. Changing the filter requires nothing more than a large snap ring pliers.

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Does BMW ever change the fluid in the DCT under the maintenance plan?
There is an article from BMW that states, "the fluid only needs to be changed if there are repairs being performed".

Anyone that does maintenance on vehicles knows that all fluids break down, collect dirt, and lose their viscosity over time.

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You stated as often as possible. Can you suggest an interval based on miles if the car is mostly street driven and just one track day a year.
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SSP suggested BMW DCT maintenance schedule:

1st fluid and filter change- 10000 miles
2nd fluid and filter change- 35000-50000 miles
Every 35000-50000 miles after that with normal driving.
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how much is a normal filter cost?
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The pan suction filter is 80.00
The paper filter that goes in the side of the transmission is 60.00

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SSP suggested BMW DCT maintenance schedule:

1st fluid and filter change- 10000 miles
2nd fluid and filter change- 35000-50000 miles
Every 35000-50000 miles after that with normal driving.
What are these recommendations based on? Do you have any data on fluid condition, failure modes and frequency, etc.?
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What are these recommendations based on? Do you have any data on fluid condition, failure modes and frequency, etc.?
These recommendations are based on our history of servicing this particular transmission. Of all the fluid changes the first one is the most critical. By examining the fluid, you can tell a lot of what is going on with the transmission. For example, the fluid maybe black and full of metal particles. Most DCT's are plagued with lots of metal particles that get caught up in the shift fork magnets and sensors. These metal particles can make the transmission miss shifts, and also can lead to sluggish shifting over time.

Fluid change is all based on driving habits and conditions for this transmission. BMW's service of this transmission is very vague. Customers that do more regular fluid changes are less likely to run into issues down the line.
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Will this work on my 2012 z4 with DCT? Don't see any love for the e89 in the fitment list.....
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Will this work on my 2012 z4 with DCT? Don't see any love for the e89 in the fitment list.....
Absolutely 100%
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Our stainless filter will fit all BMW models that use the DCT GS7D36SG transmission.

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Brand new stock of SSP DCT Stainless filters in stock and ready to ship.

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So assuming that when removing the filter, we will lose quite a bit of the DCT fluid, do we just replace the amount lost with new fluid or will there be .X amount that's lost to the filter that needs to be calculated in?

How do we top it off again (where to pour fluid back in)?
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