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Old 11-13-2008, 07:13 AM   #1
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Steptronic transmission owners.....

We've heard all the bad news about our step trannies...and its got alot of people just looking and the mileage ticker and praying with every mile that they still have reverse...well I think we need a little confidence built back up in our cars with autos...so all my fellow fanatics, post the year, model, and mileage on your step tranny with no transmission issues..

Me personally, I have an 2002 330i sport w/ 98,800 mi. and no tranny problems..
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:40 AM   #4
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i 'm skeptical about posting my year an mileage because of what M3 GTR said....but if i had to post a year it would be the result of adding 1999+2 and mileage would be 50,000+20,000
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:42 AM   #5
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:46 AM   #6
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i 'm skeptical about posting my year an mileage because of what M3 GTR said....but if i had to post a year it would be the result of adding 1999+2 and mileage would be 50,000+20,000
Man...really superstitious
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:47 AM   #7
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had the tranny done at about 130000......2001 330i
Uh...we are looking for good news...not another horror story
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:16 AM   #8
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2001 325 with 134k on original tranny. I bought the car a couple months ago from the original owner who slacked on lots of maintenance so I am assuming its still running on its orginal oil fill. LOL

Once I get a couple more maintenance items taken care of, its going to get its first fluid change. I am going to go easy and start swapping out two quarts at a time over a period of weeks so as to not shock its internals.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:19 AM   #9
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the zf trannys have this issue for the most part
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:25 AM   #10
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:29 AM   #11
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2000 323i

1st transmission lasted until 57,xxx
2nd transmission was showing problems from 98-108,xxx.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:32 AM   #12
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:46 AM   #13
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:52 AM   #14
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You guys are all jinxing yourselves.







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Old 11-13-2008, 10:03 AM   #15
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:45 AM   #16
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2000 323i 134k --purchased new, changed tranny fluid myself @100k

not an issue.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #17
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #20
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Me personally, I have an 2002 330i sport w/ 98,800 mi. and no tranny problems..[/QUOTE]

I have the same model 60K miles. From what I understand the 2002 330i does not suffer from that particular Malady.
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