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      09-10-2011, 08:00 PM   #23
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Any issues with the new fluid or is there a noticeable improvement?
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      09-13-2011, 01:35 AM   #24
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To OP: curious to know how it went.
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i am about to hit 30k on my car.. thinking of changing the trans oil at 50k... best to be on top of it! yes?
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i have it scheduled to be done this week. im gonna have the tech replace the pan with filter. Then drain the fluid but only replace with 40% new atf
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i have it scheduled to be done this week. im gonna have the tech replace the pan with filter. Then drain the fluid but only replace with 40% new atf
Let us know how dirty the oil pan and the oil are.
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For those of us in SoCal, please let us know where and how much it cost. Thanks.
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i am about to hit 30k on my car.. thinking of changing the trans oil at 50k... best to be on top of it! yes?
I did my MT at 50k and it was burnt black, going to get it done every 25k

http://blog.bavauto.com/9906/bavarian-ottos-ultimate-maintenance-schedules/
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I did my MT at 50k and it was burnt black, going to get it done every 25k

http://blog.bavauto.com/9906/bavaria...nce-schedules/
I have auto... soo think 25k still or what?
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I have auto... soo think 25k still or what?
Ideally you should do one drain-and-fill at 50k miles, then replace fluid + oil pan/filter at 100k miles. Then drain-and-fill every 50k miles after that.
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Ideally you should do one drain-and-fill at 50k miles, then replace fluid + oil pan/filter at 100k miles. Then drain-and-fill every 50k miles after that.
Cool. 50k it is... I wont hit that for another 2 years at least haha
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okay guys. here it is....i just got back from shop replacing the (AT) tranny pan and fluid. After draining the fluid down, the tech removed the pan with integrated filter. The old fluid is dark like its supposed to...After 135k. But he told me that the two ring magnet inside the pan doesnt have a single sign of metal shavings or gunk, meaning no signs of burning or anything abnormal.

After draining as much as he can out of the tranny (except whatever is left from the torque converter) he replaced it with new tranny pan with the integrated filter. (refer to www.realoem.com)
Then filled it up 50% new and 50% old ATF.

RESULT:

-Tranny shifts smoother
-no more worries for me at least for another 100K
-im a happy camper.
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Thanks for the update. Now my turn!

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RESULT:
-Tranny shifts smoother
-no more worries for me at least for another 100K
-im a happy camper.
Glad to hear. Congratulations

The last two points are as important as the first
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okay guys. here it is....i just got back from shop replacing the (AT) tranny pan and fluid. After draining the fluid down, the tech removed the pan with integrated filter. The old fluid is dark like its supposed to...After 135k. But he told me that the two ring magnet inside the pan doesnt have a single sign of metal shavings or gunk, meaning no signs of burning or anything abnormal.

After draining as much as he can out of the tranny (except whatever is left from the torque converter) he replaced it with new tranny pan with the integrated filter. (refer to www.realoem.com)
Then filled it up 50% new and 50% old ATF.

RESULT:

-Tranny shifts smoother
-no more worries for me at least for another 100K
-im a happy camper.
Thanks for the update! Can't wait to do mine.
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http://www.zf.com/na/content/media/u..._11_en0700.pdf

Use this for ATF maintenance intervals. Do not rely on seat-of-the-pants diagnosis such as "It smelled bad" or "It looked horrible".

See page 3
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For those of you who have AT be sure to use ONLY the manufacturer recommended ATF and nothing else. Failure to do so will result in AT slippage/failure. This rule applies to ALL auto tranny and not just BMWs.
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I follow Bav Otto's ultimate maintenance schedule to the letter:

http://blog.bavauto.com/9906/bavarian-ottos-ultimate-maintenance-schedules/
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      10-05-2011, 01:13 AM   #41
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Some more info on ZF transmission is attched. Apologies if you have seen before, but I learned a little more about it.
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File Type: pdf ZF_Transmissions_with_Mechatronics.pdf (4.39 MB, 849 views)
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price for service and what shop did you use?
where did you get the pan and how much?
how long did the shop take to complete task?
did you also do the sleeve aswell and have you encountered any leaks?
what fluid did you end up using? did you have to bring it or did the shop have it already?
how long does the shop warranty there work , just incase you do develop a leak.
TIA
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sorry at 75K with auto tranny and really on the fence about doing this, but a ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
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Atf is oe.

Service performed by friend of mine

No on the sleeve

It took 2hours or less.
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