PDA

View Full Version : e36 question for the bimmersport crew


5style
10-06-2008, 05:32 PM
my m42 with 5 speed has 220k on it now. Recently i did a tranny fluid change, i was told to pour in lucas gear oil 80w90. It was too heavy, and when cold caused second to grind so i drained it, and put dextron 2 back in. Now everything is fine but when my transmission is cold, i can t get into 5th gear without a grind, when it warms up its fine, and doesn t grind.

What do you guys recommend? I believe a proper tranny flush would work right? how much to do it?

Help is appreciated, i don t want to cause damage. I grinded lightly about 10 times so far, if i stay in 4th and let it warm up for 5 min on the highway, it will go into 5th without a grind and continue as long as the car is warm.

5style
10-06-2008, 05:33 PM
Also, how much for a lowe milage 5 speed?

doogee
10-07-2008, 12:43 AM
Just give them a call and find out right away.

905-670-9200

Boots R
10-07-2008, 01:24 AM
Just give them a call and find out right away.

905-670-9200

+1.

325isStephen
10-07-2008, 11:21 PM
your not supposed to change tranny oil in a e36 318 tranny as far as I know, my dad called bmw and they told him no too lol, anyways he did it anyways, go to bmw and get the fluid from them its like 30 bucks, only need a litre or so.

Steve

doogee
10-08-2008, 12:05 AM
BMW claims the transmissions have "lifetime fluid"

It wont hurt to change it. May make things a little smoother.

325isStephen
10-08-2008, 12:09 AM
^^ exactly what I heard, but just tell em you had to replace the tranny or something and ask what fluid to use, then pick it up, 30 bucks for piece of mind is worth it.

Steve

herc
02-13-2009, 12:44 AM
My 1992 E36 325i tranny flush required 12 litres of oil according to the mechanic. You are good .... you just need a litre to flush your tranny oil *mumble*

Eurostyle
02-13-2009, 01:04 AM
My 1992 E36 325i tranny flush required 12 litres of oil according to the mechanic. You are good .... you just need a litre to flush your tranny oil *mumble*

You need a new mechanic!!!*th-up*

herc
02-13-2009, 03:24 AM
haven't paid him yet.. will go pick up the car tomorrow. What should I tell him? (stop ripping me off??)

98Dinan3
02-13-2009, 01:16 PM
^^^ precisely

Axxe
02-13-2009, 02:19 PM
haven't paid him yet.. will go pick up the car tomorrow. What should I tell him? (stop ripping me off??)

Automatic or manual transmission?

herc
02-13-2009, 08:40 PM
It's auto tranny ... when I went there I found out it was only 4 or 6 litrres of transmision oil used to flush. Nice experience overall.

Daneee
02-19-2009, 06:26 PM
If the tranny empty for automatic max 8,5 L