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  • avatar karjunkie 03/23/09 2:34 pm PST

    There is no dipstick on this transmission to check the correct fluid level. You need to bring the engine to normal operating temperature with the transmission in park and open the fill port is on the side of the transmission. Then, you add fluid until the fluid begins to spill out of the fill port. It's a bit messy to do, so you need to put a pan under the transmission. Normally, the easiest way to add the fluid is to attach a hose with a funnel above the transmission and just add fluid till it begins to leak out the fill port. Now remember that Jags take special ATF fluid and you must make sure it's the right stuff. It has to be ESSO LT 71141 compatible. Since it is a german tranny, you can buy this stuff at any BMW, MB or Volkswagen dealer. Anything else will kill the transmission! Good luck!

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  • karjunkie 03/23/09 2:34 pm PST

    There is no dipstick on this transmission to check the correct fluid level. You need to bring the engine to normal operating temperature with the transmission in park and open the fill port is on the side of the transmission. Then, you add fluid until the fluid begins to spill out of the fill port. It's a bit messy to do, so you need to put a pan under the transmission. Normally, the easiest way to add the fluid is to attach a hose with a funnel above the transmission and just add fluid till it begins to leak out the fill port. Now remember that Jags take special ATF fluid and you must make sure it's the right stuff. It has to be ESSO LT 71141 compatible. Since it is a german tranny, you can buy this stuff at any BMW, MB or Volkswagen dealer. Anything else will kill the transmission! Good luck!

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