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We're back with another DIY video to show you how to change the manual transmission fluid on a 2006 BMW 325xi. This procedure should be the same for nearly all manual transmission BMWs, so let's get started!

 

 

Tools Required: 

Tips:

  • Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug. (If the fill plug is stuck and you drain the fluid, you'll need to get creative)
  • Ensure the car is on a level surface when filling
  • Fluid will seep out of the fill plug to indicate when the transmission is full
  • Use brake clean to remove excess oil off of the transmission case when done

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Written by :
Gareth Foley

Gareth is the BMW Catalog Manager for FCP Euro and has been with the company since 2012. Gareth's BMW obsession started with a hand me down E39 528i when he was 17. From this car he learned how to do his own repair work while also learning more about BMW. When Gareth was at CCSU studying Marketing he had the opportunity to go to SEMA with the college car club. This is where he developed his love of the automotive industry. Since joining FCP in 2012 Gareth has sought out to develop one of the broadest and most accurate BMW replacement parts catalog. he can be reached at gareth1@fcpeuro.com


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