Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Loxahatchee, Fl, USA
Re: That 12,001 mile maintenance feeling
Great job so far. Yea the tranny can be an issue. there is a trick I learned on this site to make it a little less messy.
Take an oil bottle, cut in half length wise, without cutting the neck off, this will slide between the centerstand and empty the oil], hopefully, to your drain pan. Or you can make that goofy rubber thing that BMW shows in the book. I have done this alot, and usually works ok, 75%, but you will get it. The hardest part is getting the drain plug out at the same time, with your fingers in the way. as you said once a year isnt all that bad.
Hope that helps a little.
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