TRANSMISSION

  • Tiny
  • jckman40car
  • 2001 BMW 330ci
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 147 miles

Can I use a different transmission fluid other than the Esso? Redline?

Also is there any information on how to change a torque converter and the TCC solenoid.

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 5:22 AM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Using fluid other than what BMW recommends is risky, I suggest using the factory fluid. Replacement of the converter will obviously require removal of the transmission, do you have the facilities to do so? The TCC solenoid is inside the pan, remove it and the solenoid will be exposed.

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 4:23 PM
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OK on the fluid, I have a friend that can do but i/he just wanted some info on the whole process. Wasn't sure if there is a link I can go to. TCC soleniod BMW dealer only place I can get it?

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 AT 4:47 PM
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Probably, yes.

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM

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