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      11-03-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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When to change transmission oil? etc..

I have 07 335i coupe with jb2H, it has 48000 miles and i got the car when it was 44k, Its alomost 50k and I like to know when to change the transmission oil etc.. I have automatic trans, Thanks alot guys.
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      11-03-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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^^^ Exactly, change the trans fluid now. It is amazing that BMW says it can last over 100,000 miles.
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I dont know why BMW keeps talking all these BS. It pisses me off. What would you say if the dealer says, "Oh! I lasts 100,000 miles." Buch of BS. They make cars and they want us to teach them physics.
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I was just at the dealership for an oil change and asked about the transmission fluid change also (I'm at 52k). The SA said it is not required until like 120k and it is going to cost about $300 if I want to get it done now. WTF.
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I was just at the dealership for an oil change and asked about the transmission fluid change also (I'm at 52k). The SA said it is not required until like 120k and it is going to cost about $300 if I want to get it done now. WTF.
if you plan on keeping the car for a few more years, I think you should go ahead and pay for it although it sounds expensive.
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My transmissions flushes on other cars have been around 250-300 at stealers.
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My BMW dealership told me that if I had them change the transmission fluid it would void my warranty. They claim the transmission is a non-serviceable, sealed unit. Once "opened" to change the fluid my warranty will not cover any future defects, even by a BMW dealership technician. Anyone have any experience with this? I want to call BMW and find out the truth. The problem with this is if the transmission were to have problems because the fluid went bad it'd likely happen after the warranty in which case you're screwed. But if you do it before the warranty expires you're no longer protected under the warranty for any other problems. BMW won't stand by its warranty if its own dealership technicians perform the change? WTF?
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My BMW dealership told me that if I had them change the transmission fluid it would void my warranty. They claim the transmission is a non-serviceable, sealed unit. Once "opened" to change the fluid my warranty will not cover any future defects, even by a BMW dealership technician. Anyone have any experience with this? I want to call BMW and find out the truth. The problem with this is if the transmission were to have problems because the fluid went bad it'd likely happen after the warranty in which case you're screwed. But if you do it before the warranty expires you're no longer protected under the warranty for any other problems. BMW won't stand by its warranty if its own dealership technicians perform the change? WTF?

I have a hard time believing BMWNA would allow this, but I suppose there's always a chance that they're using the following logic: New fluid dislodges crud from an area where it's not causing a problem to an area where it DOES cause a problem.

This is a common problem for transmissions whose fluid change was done late in life.
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My BMW dealership told me that if I had them change the transmission fluid it would void my warranty. They claim the transmission is a non-serviceable, sealed unit. Once "opened" to change the fluid my warranty will not cover any future defects, even by a BMW dealership technician. Anyone have any experience with this? I want to call BMW and find out the truth. The problem with this is if the transmission were to have problems because the fluid went bad it'd likely happen after the warranty in which case you're screwed. But if you do it before the warranty expires you're no longer protected under the warranty for any other problems. BMW won't stand by its warranty if its own dealership technicians perform the change? WTF?

The pans are plastic & are known to warp & leak requiring a new gasket at the least. I recently had mine replaced as well as the linkage sleeve. Quite a few members here are reporting the same issues ....... some having the pan replaced altogether.

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