Just got my 99 323i automatic back from a mechanic. Last week I started the car cold (about 10 degrees F). Put the car in reverse and it when nowhere. Paused for a few moments , pressed the accelerator to 3k rpm and it slowly moved. Put in drive, same thing. finally it started to go and got better the further I went. Two hours later a coworker called to ask where I had been parked because there was a big puddle and trail of fluid in the parking lot. Same thing happened the next day.
Drove it to a mechanic, he ordered fluid and a kit. Couldn't locate source of the leak. It was dripping in the front and in back. New filter/ fluid/gasket and told me to keep my eye on it. happened again this morning (30 deg F)but hasn't spit out any fluid.
Tranny is supposed to be sealed but is there a vent ?
Internal pressure is obviously building up on rpm but why is there no clutch engagement ? I guess that's the bigger question since some form of blockage is causing higher pressure than some seal can handle and it burps out fluid.
Not a drip ! More like puking it out.
Anybody have this problem ?