BMW Offers Transmission Support Plate
BMW offers a transmission support plate, P/N 83 30 5 A0E400, for all vehicles equipped with an 8HP transmission. The list price is $216.
This plate allows lift support during transmission removal or replacement and is designed to fit a variety of transmission jacks. Due to the unique design of the plate, the plate does not contact the plastic oil pan, preventing deformation or damage to the pan.
The plate accommodates a variety of transmission jacks and prevents transmission oil pan damage.