I have 1978 530i automatic. Lately it's been having some problems
changing gears. It seems to be stuck in first or second alot of the
time. I'll be driving really slow to accelerate, and it might take 5-10
seconds before it switches to the next gear. Once I get going into
traffic it's fine, and it's usually good afer that.
Today it got pretty bad though. I was able to get to work, but pretty
much any time I stopped completely at a red light or whatnot, I'd have
the same problem acelerating again. It's to the point now where I don't
think I can drive it in traffic, as I'm pretty much useless once I hit
a red light.
I just checked my transimission fluid a moment ago and it appears to be
bone dry. The stick comes out completely clean, with nothing on it. So
I'm pretty sure I just need to add some fluid.
These questions might be stupid, but I don't know a whole lot about
cars. How difficult is it to add in that fluid? Is it something that I
could do (with some help of course) on a weekend? Or is it something
that I would pretty much need to take it to the shop for? Also, where
can this type of fluid be purchased? Should it be relatively easy to
Thanks for all your help!