WRONG! At least CHANGE the FLTER and 6.75 quarts of MERCON V transmission fluid, not anything less!! $ 5.50/quart at Advance Auto. Get a Haynes manual or similar - it's NOT clear, what to do either! AT LEAST do what's being described for this "life-time sealed A05 Automatic transmission! Now if you have the BMW car A06 speed (so-called) transmission - YOU"VE got a REAL PROBLEM + use MERCON SP fluid ($ 10 per quart).
NOTE car MUST be SAFELY, up at least 18" from the ground and LEVEL. Parking Brake ON and BLOCK front and rear of ALL tires! To CHECK fluid level Trans must be at least 80 degrees F and ENGINE RUNNING = DANGEROUS !
The problem is you need a screw in fitting to properly fill and check the A05 speed Automatic transmission ADAPTER (up to 100 dealer) 9 at Amazon worked for me. A small pump with hose (similar, but larger than what hand soap uses) (from $ 6 Amazon to $ 32 - $ +9 at the car stores). A new filter ($ 18 to $ 100). WARNING some filters say they come with a Gasket, the don't! The gasket is special metal and silicone should be reusable IF you don't tear or over torque (tighten). REMOVE Drain plug, the trans pan 15 small bolts, take off pan CLEAN WELL, remove magnet CLEAN, remove two small bolts on filter, LET DRAIN 20 plus minutes. Wipe with clean, lint free cloth ALL of the bottom of trans - then LIGHTLY clean the gasket surface. bolt up the new filter. Lightly install all bolts. Then LIGHTLY with a short 1/4" ratchet tighten all of them.- NOT TOO TIGHT!
Remove the Torx screw/plug from the middle of the Drain Plug - screw in the Adapter, put pump hose onto it - pump 5 quarts into pan. Start engine, pump the next 1.75 quarts into transmission. Using another CLEAN transmission bottle, remove the hose AT the top of the pump - put into the bottle, when about a 1/4 th of a quart drain out on its own - remove the Fill adapter - reinstall the Torx Plug. WIPE all off evidence of oil - drive! Check for leaks the next day!
While doing this, why not protect your investment AND SAVE MONEY? Change the Oil, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter? Use Purolator or Ford Brand Filters ONLY! Use 15-40 Chevron Delo Diesel Grade Oil or Shell Rotundunda . In 500 miles or less I would suggest replacing oil and filter - NEVER MIX OILS. (or use WD40 (designed for arthritis - it's fish oil with water IN it! Destroys engines! Factual Opinions' count, feelings base on LIES, don't!
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