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Old 07-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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328is auto transmission leaking?

hi i went to get my oil changed at a shop and they told me my transmission

fluid is leaking at the bottom of the radiator where theres 2 lines that go from

radiator to transmission..

transmission shifts pretty good and i dont feel any difference in gear shifts since the slow leak.. ( could it be the hot weather ?)
its only been a week or so since i found the leak and still shifts good.


is there a fix for this?
change the hose?
new transmission....? if so then a 5 spd swap...
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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remove tranny lines from the rad. Put some Teflon tape around the threads and reinstall.
then check for leaks. otherwise your tank might be leaking so therefore you may need to change the rad.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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remove tranny lines from the rad. Put some Teflon tape around the threads and reinstall.
then check for leaks. otherwise your tank might be leaking so therefore you may need to change the rad.
Again, this is NOT an E30!
The E36 has an external transmission cooler that is NOT part of the radiator.

Best thing to do is clean it off, and check exactly where the leak is from. The lines have rubber seals that can go bad. Change them and see what happens.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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a 5 spd swap...
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