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Old 03-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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I need to service my tranny, almost 190ks and its never been done, (still have no problems with it whatsoever).
I want to buy a service kit, clickable mentions different variations, I know theres GM and ZF, which I own a crappy ZF one as I'm pre facelift MY2002.
So obviously Ill get a ZF kit, however that said, is there variations with the ZF's or are they all the same?

Is this the right kit for me?
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...ing%20Bolts%20
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Yo!

I need to service my tranny, almost 190ks and its never been done, (still have no problems with it whatsoever).
I want to buy a service kit, clickable mentions different variations, I know theres GM and ZF, which I own a crappy ZF one as I'm pre facelift MY2002.
So obviously Ill get a ZF kit, however that said, is there variations with the ZF's or are they all the same?

Is this the right kit for me?
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...ing%20Bolts%20
I would have said the ZF was better than the GM. My old 330i (July 2000 build) had a GM and that needed a complete new guts and valve body when the reverse drop off at ~68/9k on the clock.

You sure your ZF?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #3
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The boxes are all over the place, its not easy to reliably tell without looking below the box. Just get a ZF kit, they're all about $65 anyway.

At that mileage id just get a shop to flush it, I did at 160,000km and it desperately needed it. Going strong now at 200,000km.

See the comments on the other blokes transmission question that's under yours for more info here
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:18 AM   #4
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Hey Taki, if you wanna be 100% sure, then jack the car up and have a look underneath. Towards the end of the gearbox near the centre muffler the ZF label is on the left side IIRC. It should be green and i think all the ZF boxes are HP19.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #5
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I would have said the ZF was better than the GM. My old 330i (July 2000 build) had a GM and that needed a complete new guts and valve body when the reverse drop off at ~68/9k on the clock.

You sure your ZF?
Yea your right always knew I was gm for some reason today got stuck thinking I was zf

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Yo!

I need to service my tranny, almost 190ks and its never been done, (still have no problems with it whatsoever).
I want to buy a service kit, clickable mentions different variations, I know theres GM and ZF, which I own a crappy ZF one as I'm pre facelift MY2002.
So obviously Ill get a ZF kit, however that said, is there variations with the ZF's or are they all the same?

Is this the right kit for me?
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...ing%20Bolts%20
My coupe is the facelift (02/2005) and it has a ZF (5HP19) transmission. Was the ZF only came with the pre-facelift?
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