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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Anyone have there GM Auto rebuilt ?

What did you pay? Im just wondering and trying to think ahead. Wondering if to get a good used one, swap it to standard, or rebuild the original.

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Old 08-09-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Geez, don't even think the thought or she'll hear ya and grenade the reverse drum! You can get hexed so easily uttering such crazy talk.

Now, should the rare opportunity arise, example: you attempt to change the lifetime fluid and breach the holy seal... wrath shall be sent upon you... (idiots).

There seems to be several rebuilders out there that can ship a properly rebuilt trans to the installer or you. I've spotted pricing with core exchange you end up in the $1,300-$1,600 range. They seem to talk a good story with quality and warranty. You still need to factor the install costs as well.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:33 AM   #3
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Actually I've changed the fluid 3 times already, cars at 180k so that's why im asking. I like to be prepared I guess. I also never heard of the reverse drum breaking on an xi I have researched that to be only in the ZF automatics so you don't have to worry there lol.

I have found a couple places that either rebuild the trans or ship rebuilds out. I was just wondering if anyones done this before.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #4
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One place called me back said its between $2,800 - $3,000 which is what I figured. That's with them removing and installing and rebuild etc.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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Are you sure it needs to be rebuilt? The GM tranny can take quit a bit of abuse. Did you change the oil yet? It did wonders for mine.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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Actually I've changed the fluid 3 times already, cars at 180k so that's why im asking. I like to be prepared I guess. I also never heard of the reverse drum breaking on an xi I have researched that to be only in the ZF automatics so you don't have to worry there lol.

I was joking about the fluid change and of course approve. The GM reverse fail was also sarcastic but there has been talk of it here...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=706809
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:00 PM   #7
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True I forgot about that one but im glad its just a blocked screen or bad solenoid.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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Are you sure it needs to be rebuilt? The GM tranny can take quit a bit of abuse. Did you change the oil yet? It did wonders for mine.
There's nothing wrong, I was just looking for some insite for the future.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #9
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As long as you do your maintenance on that tranny, you should be fine. Don't anger the transmission gods......
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