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Old 11-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #41
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2001 330i w/ 117k miles, appears to be original tranny. I changed the tranny fluid myself at 113k.

How hard was that to do ? Did you change the filter too?
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:29 PM   #42
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #43
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You guys with the higher mileage... do you use your manual mode?
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:55 PM   #44
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What is the length of the BMW Powertrain warranty? I'm about to buy a '01 Vert with 60k.
I'm pretty sure it's the 4year/50k miles standard BMW warranty, unless the original owner bought it up to the 6year/100k plan.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #45
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You ones with higher mileage, did you change your tranny fluid? What mileage did you do it?
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:14 PM   #46
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2001 330i GM steptronic

Failed at 70,000. Not just reverse but all gears. Transmission went into safety mode. Damage believed to be related to an accident the car had in the past.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:57 PM   #47
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:49 PM   #48
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #49
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so how much would it actually cost if my step tranny failed to swap it to a manual. not including labor
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #50
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i am thinking about changing the fluid at 70k...
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:35 PM   #51
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:04 PM   #52
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:23 PM   #53
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2002 330i 79k no problems with trans at all. Changing ATF and Diff fluids next week, or so. Redline D4 in AT and Redline 75-95w in diff. FTW!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #54
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Changed fluid in both at 70k miles and 120k miles. Those of you waiting until 100k miles to do your 1st change are waiting too long.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #55
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so how much would it actually cost if my step tranny failed to swap it to a manual. not including labor
Around $3500+transmission price, not including labor. Cheaper if you get things that are used, wholesale price, etc...

So if you do the transmission swap yourself, it'll cost the close to the same as having the dealer replace your broken steptronic with a remanufactured steptronic.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #56
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2000 323it, 150k miles, no problems
2001 330i, 145k miles... something's acting up. Almost like overdrive is dropping at highway speeds (80mph)

Changed fluid in both at 70k miles and 120k miles. Those of you waiting until 100k miles to do your 1st change are waiting too long.
When you change your fluid, are you changing the filter and gasket also or just the fluid?
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #57
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165.000 km, original tranny ZF 5HP 19, no oil change untill now. here in europe they say is lifetime...i guess is too late now for oil change and i don't need issues.

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:29 PM   #58
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #59
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