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      10-08-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
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DCT maintenance questions

I'm thinking of getting an oil and filter change for my dct. i have a few questions
i'm looking at the parts from here
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=28_0005

1-is the oil pan reused or new one is used? isn't there usually a gasket for the oil pan?

2-there is a part called the sucking jet pump (#4), is that reused or a new one is needed

3-what about the 2 oil drain plugs (#2 and #9) are they reused?

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Why are you changing the oil pan? Unless it's damaged, you don't need to remove or replace it. Same goes for the pump.
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Why are you changing the oil pan? Unless it's damaged, you don't need to remove or replace it. Same goes for the pump.
to change the filter, the oil pan needs to be removed.
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From what I've seen with the metal filters from Gintani (I think....could have been a different vendor), you don't have to drop the pan to replace the filter.

I'd replace the drain bolts and washers, why not? It's like a couple dollars a piece. I don't think I'd replace the pump.
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to change the filter, the oil pan needs to be removed.
The shop that changed my filter at 50k did not drop the pan.
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The shop that changed my filter at 50k did not drop the pan.
That's not possible. They likely changed the side cartridge style filter but not the pan filter. There are two.
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That's not possible. They likely changed the side cartridge style filter but not the pan filter. There are two.
Ah yes, thank you for clarifying -- they changed the cylindrical one on the side.
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DCT oil is lifetime, isn't it?
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DCT oil is lifetime, isn't it?
According to BMW, yes. Most people change it at 50k but almost every analysis I've seen shows the fluid is good past 50k. Blackstone said mine probably could've done 75k.
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Its also important to note that the pan gasket is not available separately. Its only available with a new pan.

If you change the cartridge filter you then have to replace the pan. It doesn't make any sense to me why these DCT service kits don't include the pan.
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