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Old 07-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #75
towelie
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: University of Texas
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My Ride: 1999 323i
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Originally Posted by kpeng View Post
For the most part, I think, if you maintain it properly, it should last you. Of course, if you've modified your car for more power, it'll decrease the lifespan of the step trannies. They're not made to handle very much power, the GM 5L40-E auto tranny, aka the one I have, is the same as what comes in a Cadillac Catera...
I have the same type, and my car is not modified.

Do you have links to people who have changed there oil post 100K and have had it fail on them? Id really like to change the fluid out, as Id assume that by this point its pretty worn down.

And the people who have changed their fluid at a high mileage has it failed on them immediately or was it something that failed on them after a period, possibly being that the failure had nothing to do with the transmission fluid change but was going to happen regardless of whether the fluid was changed or not.
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