BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read




 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-30-2019, 03:25 PM   #1
nachob
Brigadier General
United_States
1651
Rep
3,895
Posts

Drives: 2011 1M, 2003 330i ZHP
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California

iTrader: (5)

Schwaben Multi-Functional Fluid Pump Kit 3L Review for 1M Trans and diff fluid

I bought this pump originally for changing the DSG fluid for my MKV GTI. It comes with all sorts of adapters including a special one that threads into the GTI gearbox to fill the transmission. I finally decided to try it out on the 1M and I give it 5 out of 5 stars. This thing is outstanding for filling the transmission fluid and diff fluid. It comes with several adapters and made it very easy to fill both on jackstands. It is very well built and just wanted to let DIYers that for the price, this is much better than those cheap fluid pumps or squeeze bottles. BMW used to make squeeze bottles for the diff fluid which I used for years. They were a pain in the butt and I always felt I would not have enough fluid because it was hard to squeeze all the fluid out, especially on jackstands but the new bottles don't have the squeeze option, so I broke out this pump. It was so easy.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 1
ayao442.50

      06-30-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
ayao
Thread killer
443
Rep
1,719
Posts

Drives: 1M
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CA

iTrader: (2)

What do you use to clean out the tank and tubing to prevent fluid cross-contamination?
Appreciate 1
gmx72.50

      06-30-2019, 09:09 PM   #3
nachob
Brigadier General
United_States
1651
Rep
3,895
Posts

Drives: 2011 1M, 2003 330i ZHP
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ayao View Post
What do you use to clean out the tank and tubing to prevent fluid cross-contamination?
Alcohol. I pour out as much of the old fluid as possible then fill it with some alcohol and swish it all about. You do a little hokey pokey and pump it all out. Then you put a little clean fluid or leftover from the last transmission or diff change and flush out the alcohol.

Just be careful to save your leftover diff fluid for flushing the next time. This stuff is expensive but I did and it was Perfect for that.
Appreciate 1
ayao442.50

      06-30-2019, 09:14 PM   #4
nachob
Brigadier General
United_States
1651
Rep
3,895
Posts

Drives: 2011 1M, 2003 330i ZHP
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California

iTrader: (5)

Also I changed my diff and trans fluid less than four years ago and only about 12k miles and it was pretty dark. I only use the car for Sunday drives and cars and coffee. The diff fluid looked almost new but the trans looked like it was ready for a change.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST