adding transmission fluid on 1993 BMW 740i

how do i add transmission fluid

by in Savannah, GA on June 04, 2010
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3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , June 07, 2010
Check the auto trans pan sticker for correct oil used, if a bmw part number is quoted please see you nearest bmw dealer, if automatic transmission fluid/dexron ATF is quoted your average ATF will do the trick. From memory you should be able to add trans oil through the auto trans dipstick tube. To check the oil, reach normal operating temp, run through the gears stationary and leave in neutral idling and check via dipstick
COMMENT by , August 16, 2010
These cars have a sealed transmition and you need a specific Trans fluid. It's extrememly expensive for fluid. I paid $157 at the local dealership. I looked through every other option to get a hold of it but it was only available throught the dealer. Fluid part # LA2634 This is for my 93 BMW 740i RWD Automatic transmition. As far as how to add fluid, I have yet to try doing it but there is a process. If you search around more you will be able to find what the process is. I don't remember off hand and I don't want to tell you the wrong information. I can tell you this, It ain't easy.
ANSWER by , October 23, 2010
whers the plug located at
ANSWER by , April 16, 2012
Be aware that some new vehicles do not even have a transmission dip stick! And you don't want to add fluid if it's not needed. Another way they force you into your "friendly" dealer.