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4199Re: Leaking ATF

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  • John
    Mar 1, 2006
      --- In bmwe28@..., "crunwump" <M.Orr@k...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi everyone,
      >
      > I think the 3-spd auto tranny in my '83 520i might be leaking ATF:
      > changing up is sluggish, there's a 'burnt' smell when I get out of
      the
      > car, and a bit of white smoke floating around when I stop.
      >
      > There's also an 'oily looking stain' on my dad's driveway from
      where I
      > parked last night.
      >
      > I haven't been able to look at it yet (although my wife gamely
      poured
      > in about a litre of ATF fluid earlier this afternoon), but does
      anyone
      > have any suggestions as to where I should look next?
      >
      > Are these sorts of leaks simple to fix or do I need to take it to a
      > specialist?
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Michael
      >

      Michael, when it comes to ATF leaks from your tranny there can be
      easy repairs and difficult ones such as the seal inside the bell
      housing which connects to the engine or the seal on the tail end
      where the drive shaft connects. some easy repairs could be one of
      the fluid lines or connections,or the pan gasket may be leaking or
      damaged.The car needs to be cleaned down and dried off then left over
      night parked over paper to determine the location of the leak.good
      luck JOHN.
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