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Old Tue, Oct-07-2008, 07:30:36 AM   #31
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I guess my reason for asking was the general location relation to the car....i.e. near the firewall or further back near where the shifter would be. After thinking about it more, with all the covers on the bottom side of the car this may not be a great way to tell anyway. Bottom line is to get it on a lift or stands and pull the under cover off the tranny to identify where it is coming from.

I can't image it coming from the pump unless it is leaking around the reservior hose. I am betting on the clutch slave cylinder but it is just a guess.

Would this cause for me to fill up my SMG tank up all the time? I know that when I got my S/C installed they made a new tank to hold the fluid for it. Would it be safe to say my SMG pump is not going out?
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Old Tue, Oct-07-2008, 03:09:47 PM   #32
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There is actually the CHF11s oil droppings on my garage floor. Would that be an easy fix?
If you have another car you can drive, or maybe on a weekend, clean the garage floor under the engine and tranny and get the car up on jackstands, and leave it for a day or two (or only a few hours if that is all it takes) to drip a little oil. Then get under the car and use the oil spots to try to determine where the leak is coming from.
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Old Tue, Oct-07-2008, 03:11:46 PM   #33
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Would this cause for me to fill up my SMG tank up all the time? I know that when I got my S/C installed they made a new tank to hold the fluid for it. Would it be safe to say my SMG pump is not going out?
Actually I would bet the problem lies somewhere with this new reservoir.
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Old Wed, Oct-08-2008, 06:28:03 AM   #34
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Would this cause for me to fill up my SMG tank up all the time? I know that when I got my S/C installed they made a new tank to hold the fluid for it. Would it be safe to say my SMG pump is not going out?
Dude, this info could have been helpful 4 pages ago.
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Old Mon, Oct-13-2008, 05:27:57 AM   #35
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nice writeup! Actually doesnt seem TOO bad of a diy. Curious on how long it took you.
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nice writeup! Actually doesnt seem TOO bad of a diy. Curious on how long it took you.
I didn't keep track of actual hours, since i was doing this in my spare time after work. i think all in all it was about 20 hours for me (i am very rusty). i really had a tough time removing hydraulic lines, and at one point was considering taking a dremmel those those things. good thing, cooler heads prevailed
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i just changed mine at 56k dealer wanted $3500 to do it. got them down to $1500
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i just changed mine at 56k dealer wanted $3500 to do it. got them down to $1500
wow, thats amazing bargaining skills considering the fact that the pump is 1500 did they replace the entire unit or just the pressure accumulator? Or did they find a good pre-owned pump?
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Old Tue, Aug-11-2009, 01:11:37 AM   #39
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Sounds like they did a "goodwill" on the parts and you just paid labor or something because like the other person said the pump alone online is like $1400.
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how did u know that ur SMG pump must replace with anther one??
wat is the problem u had in ur car plz?
i have a problem in my SMG
wn im in traffic my gear go to N then back its self
or if i drive too fast in 1st ,2nd,3rd gear the light for my gear comes on....
o dont know wat to do ??!!!
i put my m3 2004 on the computer and the problem is the smg relay
i change it and the problrm stay
so i have to change the smg pump or wat??
and i found this pdf file on the net please read it guys and tell me wat u think about it
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/kitaho2/bmw-m...unit-relay.pdf

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