BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Transmission case, oil sump

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Transmission / Transmission case, oil sump



  • Do not let skin come in contact with transmission oil and do not inhale fuel vapors.

  • Wear protective gloves.

  • Ensure adequate ventilation.

IMPORTANT: Remove transmission oil sump only after it has cooled down.

After completion of repair work, check TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL .

Use only the approved TRANSMISSION OIL .

Failure to comply with this requirement will result in serious damage to the automatic transmission!

Installation note: The transmission oil sump must be renewed every time it is removed.

Necessary preliminary tasks:


If applicable, remove retaining plates (2).


Remove oil drain plug (1).

Drain automatic transmission oil.



Catch and dispose of escaping transmission oil.

Observe country-specific waste disposal regulations.

Unscrew all bolts.

Remove and renew transmission oil sump.

Clean the contact surface of the transmission oil sump on the transmission.

Installation note: Insert new screws until screw heads make contact.


Tighten down screws in sequence 1...13 to specified torque and angle of rotation.

IMPORTANT: Aluminium screws/bolts must be replaced every time they are released.

Jointing torque and angle of rotation must be observed without fail (risk of damage).

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