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Where do I put the Lucas transmission slip liquid in my bmw 325i? There are places to put oil, anti-freeze, wiper fluid, however I cannot find where to add transmission fluid.

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Transmission fluid is added with a funnel to the dipstick tube.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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    there isnt a dipstick in the 93 525i bmw

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Well this is a toughy, infact not realy, truth to the matter is there isnt one, most bmw gearboxes are sealed OR they have a special tool to remove the filler plug at the side of the gearbox, i have a 316 automatic and like everyone else i couldnt find the filler plug either till i asked the bm garage...it just makes you take it to them so they get money out of you, not verry helpfull sorry...

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