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BMW SERIES 5 E39 Bmw 523i auto 1998 Gearbox oil cooler leak

I have just realised my gearbox oil cooler is leaking is it better to buy a new replacement or will a used one be ok Is it a common problem. Is it easy to replace thx amin

It is part of the radiator. Not difficult.

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 2008 BMW 328i E93 N51 has an oil cooler

Hi guys I am wondering if any of you know where I can order an OEM 2008 bmw E93 328i oil and power steering cooler I am rebuilding the car that has been in an accident and this is the last piece that is puzzling me. None of the catalogs show that an oil cooler is even necessary for my car yet its there for some reason. It doesnt make sense that it would be there since this is just a standard 230hp

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BMW SERIES 5 E39 E39 535i gearbox problem

My BWM 535i went into transmission failsafe mode recently shortly after the automatic gearbox took a longer time than usual changing between 1st and 2nd gears both upwards and downwards. I switched off re-started and the failsafe mode cleared but first to second gear no longer changes smoothly. A local garage diagnosed E39 codes 49 and 53 but could not find 49 in their diagnostic system manual. They

Mr bmw came up trumps in the end. I spoke to the Commercial Manager at my local dealership and moaned about how expensive they are. He did me a deal on the diagnostics at the same price as I paid to the local (useless) garage which incidentally was going to take my car to a gearbox specialist in another town anyway. Long and short of it bmw topped up the oil in the automatic gearbox spotted a leak

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Auto gearbox light.

I own a 1996 328i convertible auto. Over the last couple of days my gearbox management light has been coming on whilst driving. Usually after pulling away from a junction etc. I have che ked the battery and alternator as I was told these boxes are sensitive to low voltage. Things seem ok there. Battery goes to 14.4v ticking over. Just been to have a look around and it looks like there is oil seeping

Yes mate I did mean by hard acceleration. But has also happened under not so hard acceleration . I hope to god its not what you mentioned Is that a gearbox removal job Following on from your suggestion on battery test. Warm engine with lights on including main beam front and rear fog lights. Blowers on full and heating on full stereo on in car dvd playing. And wipers going on full speed and the voltage

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Leaks on oil pan and gearbox NOW with pictures

Hi all thanks to all your help been throw smog test and annual inspection with almost no problem. The new spark plugs rebuild injectors and fuel pump must have something to do with that. Also right pedal happy. The only problems raised by the kind sir was some leaks and a failing flex disk which already noted and ready to change. The leaks were mainly on the bottom of the oil pan and I have a picture

Quote Originally Posted by paperplane94 What else did I miss Oil filter housing gasket Trans cooler lines can leak tranny fluid and cause a mess as well but not usually on the bottom of the engine itself.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 new member 523i gearbox problem

Hi all Ive got a 1996 bmw 523i. And i have a big problem with it at the moment.And live in france. I have had 3 auto gearboxes gone in to this car The origanal 1 started to kick and buck and when you pull up at a junction it felt like some one had banged into the back of me then it would clock up transmission fail safe programslowly engage into gear after. So i took it to a garage who then told me

Well i got it fixed it was the oil cooler leaking. Problem solved.

Bad transmission oil cooler hose or tubing maybe

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Manual gearbox and differential oil

Hi guys. Im doing some rebuilds in my car and I wondering how often do you need to change your gearbox differential oil. And what oils should I buy Im kinda new to this stuff. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

I recommend the Royal Purple over the Redline particularly for colder climates. It is lower viscosity and isnt as stiff shifting in cooler weather. I dont know if either product is readily available in Portugal

BMW SERIES 3 E30 Auto Transmission Problems

Hi All This is the first time Ive worked on a bmw but far from the first time Ive had problems with a car. A friend asked me to try and get his sisters 1991 E30 318I 2door with a 4hp-22 gearbox going again for her. So I thought that Id give it a go. The problem that took the car off the road was that the automatic transmission blew up as he told me. There was reverse gear but no forward gears. So he

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Water in auto gear box gears slipping Help

Hi guys. As per title my problem is as follows My car is a bmw e46 316i SE Auto 1999 auto. The gears are slipping and at times the car wont even take off. So went on and drained the oil in there to see that its mixing water. So drained all that out replaced filter cleaned it all out and also replaced gearbox oil cooler. There was sum asbestos like material in the reservoir gear oil tank as well. Could

Id say your gearbox didnt like being full of water and is toast. By the way it is VERY VERY RARE to have a gearbox get water into it. And even more rare on the bmw with its external cooler.

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Redline users vs royal purple users feedbacks

2000 328i 5spd manual mileage 149XXX. One again I am debating whether I should try Redline D4 ATF or MTL 70w80 GL-4 Gear oil v.s. Royal Purple Max Gear 75w90 or Synchromax. Which one last longer and provides better smoother shifting

I drive in warm weather my car has virtually never been in weather below freezing. On cooler mornings (in the 40s) the shifting is notchy until it warms up. I found on cold mornings it helps to run it through the gears once before I pull out of the garage. Otherwise the MTL shifts perfectly. For what its worth Mike Miller of Roundel Magazine who seems to be a trusted source when it comes to bmw

I drive in warm weather my car has virtually never been in weather below freezing. On cooler mornings (in the 40s) the shifting is notchy until it warms up. I found on cold mornings it helps to run it through the gears once before I pull out of the garage. Otherwise the MTL shifts perfectly. For what its worth Mike Miller of Roundel Magazine who seems to be a trusted source when it comes to bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 2006 330 vs. 335 Advice

I made the mistake a couple years ago of thinking I couldnt afford a bmw and bought a manual Acura TSX - now Ive got the car bug and know I want a bmw. A 2006 330i with 20000 miles or so is more within my price range than a similar mileage 335 (probably 2007) however I could wait a few more months and be much more comfortable with the 335. So my question is what do you all think in terms of how much

Say what you will--- here is a qoute from edmunds... (yes they changed the engine - but a good amount of what they did was through engine mapping). More Power As befitting a bmw both new engines are highly refined inline sixes with rigid blocks made of a unique magnesium-aluminum composite alloy. The bedplate (lower part of the engine) is magnesium alloy and is similar conceptually to that of the M5s

BMW SERIES 5 E39 530i Towing

I realise before i start people on this forum are against towing with bmws but in this situation i dont have that much of a choice. My question is how well will the following tow the following 530i e39 m-sports 2001 (AUTO 5sp Tiptronic) Towing the following httpcgi.ebay.com.auCOMMAND-CRAFT...item563d507711 My main concern is being able to pull the boat back up the ramp (traction) The trip to where

well as manually defeating the DSCtraction control before starting off (just remember that it defaults back to ON every time you turn the ignition off). Run a few extra psi of air in your tires also. Make sure the cooling system is in tiptop shape before the trip -) Just re-did the cooling system (and replaced the engine) Would my gearbox be the GM or ZF series Looks like its a GM httpwww.bmwtips.comtipsntricksT...M2000Chart.jpg

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Transmission Fluid refill or not

I just replaced my radiator and I lost some of Transmission fluid that was in the trans cooler. The trans. fluid was very dark brown. Should I do a Trans. Flush and refill or just top it off And if I just top it off what is the right fluid to use on a high mileage E34

That does not sound right. You do have a radiator or cooler on the gearbox but it should not mix with transmission fluid. I may be wrong but I am pretty sure those two do not mix. Changing fluidfilter in your gearbox anyway is not a bad idea if it has not been done recently but if you have transfer of trans fluid you could have larger problems and may be why your radiator went in the first place

Howdy.. I am aware of the trans cooler that sits right in front of the gearbox feeds its supply straight from the engine coolant. The part that I am battling with is the fluid inside the main radiator as well as in the trans cooler is of course filled with coolant. Now obviously the gearbox has a channel through it that circulates the coolant throughout but this does not mix with the transmission fluid

BMW SERIES 3 E46 SMG Transmission Problems....

My bmw 330i has 90k miles. I have had some times problems with the transmission specially during the summer in a very hot days. When I park the car in D and then put it in N to start the car it does start but when I put the gear in R it does not go any where. The transmission does not work. I have to turn off the engine move the car back or forward start the car again wait 45 seconds and then put the

Quote Originally Posted by KrisL Its D in the US I believe. ok ... hmm does the M3 have a D as well in d SMG transmission anyways most probably youre right Quote Originally Posted by bmwFAN2004 My bmw 330i has 90k miles. I have had some times problems with the transmission specially during the summer in a very hot days. When I park the car in D and then put it in N to start the car it does start but

BMW SERIES 5 E34 995 525i auto shifter seizing with heat

Whilst the auto shifter is free and normal when cold within about 3 miles of driving in a moderate climate (say 60 degrees centigrade) the gear shifter becomes very stiff and before long refuses to be moved. It takes about 2 hours to cool off and become operable again. Disconnecting the linkage at the gearbox end proves that the problem is in the box. Is there an oil cooler with a thermostat on this

out. I am with you when you say that it is a sealed unit and mentioned this to the specialist. He said that even the very least presence of moisture where the two types of metal meet could cause a degree of corrosion. He went on to suggest that after the 116000 miles that the car has covered there surely is some wear in the seals or even though the car has a full service history with a large bmw

out. I am with you when you say that it is a sealed unit and mentioned this to the specialist. He said that even the very least presence of moisture where the two types of metal meet could cause a degree of corrosion. He went on to suggest that after the 116000 miles that the car has covered there surely is some wear in the seals or even though the car has a full service history with a large bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Temperature Gauge Goes Up In trafficHelp

Hi guys. Need help. Just bought a bmw e46 3.16 1999 auto and like when I am caught up in traffic the temperature gauge slowly shoots up from the 12 oclock position to just b4 the red. I turn the heating in the car to the max 32 degrees and the gauge falls back to 12 oclock. It normalises when um moving again and stays on 12 oclock. N e ideas of what this could be I should also mention that whilst checking

Thats the thing I have no idea where its coming from and have no idea of telling where it is coming from I drained and replaced the oil in here twice now. When I was topping up the oil for the second time whilst running the car and getting to full capacity I see thats its already starting to mix water. If its from the radiator how is that possible I know that the gearbox oil cooler is affixed to the the radiator thats y a replaced the gearbox oil cooler thinking mayb thats the prob Um lost

Quote Originally Posted by Maestro.E6 Thats the thing I have no idea where its coming from and have no idea of telling where it is coming from I drained and replaced the oil in here twice now. When I was topping up the oil for the second time whilst running the car and getting to full capacity I see thats its already starting to mix water. If its from the radiator how is that possible I know that the

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Dinan packages anyone

Hi I know there are goodbetter options for Dinan but if it was my choice what is the true deal with this Dinanbmw situation I have understood that when you install the Dinan stage package you are giving away your manufacturers warranty at that very moment. Will the service plan get thrown out as well And then is dinan warranty really how good Or will I end up in a situation where something non related (lets say iDrive) breaks and nobody covers that as my OEM warranty is done

Quote Originally Posted by Duncan17 See this httpwww.dinancars.combmwtechnia...ern-bmw-engine I have not dyno-ed the car since the additions. But I could feel the difference immediately. I have stage 2 suspension stage 3 software and the Dinan exhaust. I also did the intercooler and oil cooler. I did start off with the stage 2 software but because I do track days I wanted the larger oil cooler. The

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Newbie Preparing for Road Race

Ive decided to run the Silver State Classic road-race in Nevada this September. I cant do the one in May due to other plans and September will give me time to prep the car and myself a bit. For those who dont know the Silver State Classic is a legal road race where they close off 90 miles of state highway and hold a race with classes separated by average speed. The idea is to pick an average speed

I would suggest a set of Falken Azinis or P Zero Neros. The Falkens are a great summer (non wet) tyre. If money is no problem then P Zero Rosos or Pilot Sport IIs. If you do remove the run flats purchase the M repair kit and put it in the car. I bought one for 179 plus tax. It doesnt sound like too much hard braking and cornering so the std. brakes should be good. I had a problem with oil temp and added the Dinan oil cooler. My oil temp dropped 30 degrees C immediately on normal driving. Track day temps I get to 250 now but no higher and it cools down very quickly. I had the passanger side oil cooler as well. I did try water wetter before the Dinan and it didnt help at all on the oil temp. With the low mileage going in I would think about changing the gearbox and diff oil after the event. M cars get 2 changes by 30000 miles in bmw service including a break in change at 1200 miles. Hope this helps and have a blast

BMW SERIES 5 E34 94 BMW 540i transmission

Good morning everyone I really need some input on this one. I have a 94 540i e34 with an automatic transmission and I found out through a local euro tech shop that I need to swap out my tranny. Im wanting to do it myself so Im really trying to find out what other bmws transmissions are compatible with mine. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

You havent yet answered if these symptoms match yours or if your problem is a complete different one. If you for example have slip in higher gears the plastic balls arent the problem and the easiest way is probably just to replace the transmission as youve planned. If your symptoms do match however particularly if you have that wants to go somewhere in neutral problem Id pretty much guarantee that

Quote Originally Posted by Nadar You havent yet answered if these symptoms match yours or if your problem is a complete different one. If you for example have slip in higher gears the plastic balls arent the problem and the easiest way is probably just to replace the transmission as youve planned. If your symptoms do match however particularly if you have that wants to go somewhere in neutral problem

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Detailed Extended Warranty Information

I am getting ready to purchase an extended warranty for my 2008 bmw 335xi and was putting together some information to help me choose what plan was best for me and thought this could be useful to some of you on here since our cars are getting aged. If someone has the pricing information to go along with all these please post and I can edit this to include those. I got this info straight from the bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Coolant Leak-tried and tried to fix.

Gents I have an 02 540i Sport. Its an auto. In April I replaced the radiator with one from auto zone (i am aware of zionsville but dont have the ) it has a life time warranty. The other day i noticed a small leak in the upper return hose connection on the radiator itself. No problem...lifetime warranty. Got a replacement and put it in. It leaked from the transmission heat exchanger hose on the bottom

I have a 97 540 and have replaced the gearbox oil cooler radiator. Apart from them being side by side the oil cooler radiator and the engine coolant radiator have nothing to do with each other on mine. One leaks coolant one leaks gearbox oil. Im finding it difficult to imagine why you would change an o-ring in an oil system to fix a coolant leak - but maybe yours is different and as your link has been

BMW SERIES 3 E30 E30 m20b27 Turbo Project(

Currently building a e30 -89have been building it for the last 6 months the target beeing 2 create a subtle but very fast bmw and not sparing the costsI still have a few things to do about itbut it should be rolling in about 2 months topsAnywaysi guess you are all urging for some spec so here we go sorry for sum bad english...dont know all english engine words) Outsidechassis Paint is Lamborghini

BMW SERIES 3 E46 E46 radiator trouble

Hi I have a e46 328i recently there seems to be a creamy like substance in my coolant... please help I dread the worst. What is wrong

Hi The car has never overheated I did change the oil cooler and that seemed to be the problem but now the gearbox seems to be acting up no Gears are selecting. Once I start and take off the car goes into Limp Mode and thereafter doesnt move at all... I have been to three different mechanics and all three gave me different faults. The first - Says that due to the oil cooler being messed up it blocked

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Buying a E90 325i vs E46 325cic

Hello first post here I am Tony from Beirut Lebanon. I finally landed a good job and have been looking around the market to buy a bimmer for daily driving. I have 2 options 1- E46 325ci convertible (2004-2006) 2- E90 325i (2006) My main concern is maintainability and how much each one of these cars will be a hassle to own and maintain. I love german cars and especially bmw but I have heard from many

BMW SERIES 7 Self Leveling supsension

I bought a 2001 740il with 77000 miles on it. After putting another 2000 miles on it it developed a leak in the power steering hose that runs from the gearbox to the cooler. I went to order a hose to replace it with and they are asking if the car has self leveling suspension. My question is How do you tell if it has it and what difference would that make in a power steering hose I apologize up front for sounding like a dumb but its my first bmw ever...

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 juice box 3

Yes I already know that there are 100s of other threads about this but I need some more encouragement to buy this. I want 80-100hp more...but is 600.00 really worth it. The money devil in the back of my head says buy it...buy it...buy it and the money god says.....save your money........ugh.... what should I do

Look at Dinancars.com website and see what they require for their Stage 2 and Stage 3 ECU upgrades. These guys are expensive but they do it right to not void your warranty. They require upgraded oil coolers as well as a high performance intercooler. Like someone else mentioned you need to think about the added torque. I do not know what the bmw gearbox is rated at but with torque north of 370 and into

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Coolant leak by tranny

Ive noticed a coolant leak. It appears to be by the gearbox but its a little crowded around there and I cant see. There arent any leaks around the radiator. Any ideas what this may be and how to fix it

the gearbox oil is cooled by the oil cooler located between the radiator and the ac condensorso there is no question of engine coolant leaking nearby the gearbox.i would suspect the heater hoses (3 of them) that enters and exits the firewall to be leaking and streams down to the gearbox area.watch the coolant level.it is also tight at where the firewall heater hoses are but a leak must be fixed pronto.

BMW SERIES 5 E34 525i sex change

Now I have looked on the e34 page for a thread of some sort to guide the DIY guy (or gal) to swapping their auto transmission but have not found such thread. Besides the ever so popular bentley manual has someone on this board made a thread on a swap

I have made a DIY about an auto to manual swap I will be more then happy to assist if you have any technical questions but its really easy. Hardest part is the gearbox bolts as there is no space to get your hands in and if you have claws like mine.. But its simple Disconnect battery put car on tresselsramp Disconnect stone guards under car remove exhaust Disconnect prop from guibo (3 large bolts) (

BMW SERIES 3 E46 OIL In COOLING System

Whats Up everybody..I need some help today I did a fluid check on my car and I noticed that there was oil in the coolant tank..I checked the oil and it was fine no sign of coolant in there also I have noticed the past 2 or 3 days when I first start my car up after the oil pressure bulids up the car starts to let out white smoke out the tail pipe. I know that theses are signs of a blown head gasket but can there be anything else possible that can be causing this to happen

Quote Originally Posted by EuroTunner04 So I brought my car in the shop today and they said head gasket is fine and if head was cracked car would run like sht I was told it might have to do with the oil cooler he gonna drain coolant tommorow and look futher in with the oil cooler. Can this be true that the oil cooler is makin oil in the coolant Sent from my T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide using BimmerApp Automatic or manual gearbox

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Power Steering is choppy

Hello fellow bimmer fans I jsut recently bought a 89 535i 5spd and the power steering is very notchy as if the PS is cutting in and out which makes it worse than if it was disabled. Imagine taking a hard turn and all of a sudden someone yanks the wheel.. thats exactly what it feels like. The car has 175k about 30k ago the PS hose from the pump to the gearbox and the hose from the gearbox to the cooler

BMW SERIES 5 E39 540ia trans

have a 99 540ia had trans replaced 6 mths ago . trans started to shift high rpm 4200 engine light came on stopped then started to do it again . any help

Is the weather hot when it does this If the gearbox oil gets too hot changes upwards are apparently inhibited to allow the gearbox oil pump to maintain high flow rates through the oil cooler. Check the auxilary (electric) fan in front of the radiator functions when the aircon is on and that the viscous drive to the main fan is working when hot. Ian

BMW SERIES 3 E36 E36 trackcar (with video [pix coming soon])

Here you all go 460WHP 343WTQ AA SC 3 straightpipe BBS LM wheels (265285 tires ) Authentic Rieger bodykit Ground Control chrome molly sway bars AST 4200s Stoptech brakes Mason bars Fully caged Far far far too many mods to list. Enjoy Ricky

Well off of the top of my head the mods are BTW I should mention this car is a 93 325is (NOT an M3 ) Active Auto SC 3 custom fabbed straight pipe with AA headers Ground Control chrome molly sway bars Turner rear lower control arms (soon to be upgraded) Chassis and subframe reinforcement ALL solid aluminum mounts (subframe diff tranny engine etc etc etc) Rieger fender flarewidebody kit BBS LM wheels

Quote Originally Posted by MB_Fahrer Well off of the top of my head the mods are BTW I should mention this car is a 93 325is (NOT an M3 ) Active Auto SC 3 custom fabbed straight pipe with AA headers Ground Control chrome molly sway bars Turner rear lower control arms (soon to be upgraded) Chassis and subframe reinforcement ALL solid aluminum mounts (subframe diff tranny engine etc etc etc) Rieger fender

Quote Originally Posted by MB_Fahrer Well off of the top of my head the mods are BTW I should mention this car is a 93 325is (NOT an M3 ) Active Auto SC 3 custom fabbed straight pipe with AA headers Ground Control chrome molly sway bars Turner rear lower control arms (soon to be upgraded) Chassis and subframe reinforcement ALL solid aluminum mounts (subframe diff tranny engine etc etc etc) Rieger fender

BMW SERIES 3 E30 Reliability of Automatic Transmissions in E30s

What is the reliability of the automatic transmissions in the E30s in particular a 1988 325. I am looking at a car with my gf who has a 45 minute commute to work in traffic and refuses to have another manual. It has 130000 miles on it. Are there any known issues with the autos Anything I should look for when I go and look at the car besides the usual slippage and such that auto transmissions show Thanks

Quote Originally Posted by delphini Hoping that youre not directing any NEGATIVITY in the direction of those of us driving bimmers with auto trannys and if you are im sure its not intended to sound that way correct OK ALICE im glad we cleared this up before it got out of hand . No not in any way. In down-town dreadful stop and go with traffic barely moving I say auto. Still E30 slushboxes can develop

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Manual Transmission Fluid - LT-2 or LT-3

I have a 01 325i and its just over 60000miles and I feel the gear is not smooth enough to my satisfactory so Id like to have it changed. I have asked a few local dealers. It seems they have both LT-2 and LT-3 MTF for 32quart. I have searched through the forum and many threads are talking about the LT-2 so my question is would LT-3 be a better choice or should I just stick with LT-2 Also in the wiki

Quote Originally Posted by wingspan Kris all - Sorry if this is the wrong thread for it but it seemed like it might be a good place to ask -- can I use the same fluid in the diff as in the gearbox Good Lord no I believe the diff is 75w90. I would recommend the Mobil Synthetic...thats what I used. One of the Z34 guys did a test and found that the diff ran significantly cooler with the Mobil fluid compared to OEM. Do a search Wing...its a good read.

BMW SERIES 3 E30 RHD Getrag 240 320i Manual Conversion Writeup

hey all. i hade a lot of difficulty finding a conversion guide for right hand drive models and also one that went into enough detail that i knew i would be comfortable doing the swap. so i thought id share this with you. please dont post in this thread so that it may be a resource for those who needed it like i did untill the end First off i thought id share some photos of the luxury i had.. dads 10

Day 2 I started to take the transmition out today. you will need to take off the exhaust. becasue these vary quite a lot in thier set up some having Caty converters some not etc you will need to figure it out. i had to unbolt mine from the headers also underneath the passengers seat area and also from the transmition itself. you do not have to take the full exhaust off ie can leave the muffler bolted

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Why Because Subaru

Notice Very little bmw content. Proceed with caution Heres my new baby Its a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. Timing belt clutch all 4 wheel bearings replaced and fluids flushed at 140k miles. Body is imperfect to say the least little dentsdingsscratches but 0 rust Im the 3rd owner. 1st owner was a lady that drove it between Madison and Milwaukee everyday for work (straight hwy for an hour) amassing 140k miles

Quote Originally Posted by Ryan... My short list of plans for it is as follows 1. Perrin Intake 2. Godspeed Catback 3. TurboXS catless upipe 4. Godspeed coilovers 5. 17 wheels (something multi-spoke) 6. Godspeed Intercooler 7. Oil cooler 8. STI hood scoop 9. STI wing (already bought this off CL for 50) 10. Side marker cover After I get the intakeexhaustintercooler done a guy in Madison will give me

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Help with 2007 E90 Purchase decision Reiliabilty

Im looking at a nice 2007 bmw 328i with 70k miles. It is in excellent shape. I am concerned about getting the vehicle and getting slammed with maintenance costs. I also have the option of getting a IS250 that is in pretty good shape. I am pretty handy and can probably handle most of the basic maintenance tasks. Anything I should look out for specifically What about the main components such as tran and motor Get 125k out of them I should be able to pull the dealer records with a VIN correct

I may be bias but I think the N52 engines is one of the most realible out there. WO the complicated turbos direct injection HPFP oil cooler etc. its a solid naturally aspirated inline 6 that when matted to a manual gearbox can provide years of fun. Other than the basic maintenance items mentioned above (cooling system) you should be ok. But yes try to still get records so you really know the history. Fun link to a 5 min read about the N52 engine. httpwww.mwerks.comartmanpublish...icle_960.shtml

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Need honest advice..

Hello fellow bimmer people. I am about to order new car. I put all numbers down and have major dilemma where I think you can help me with some smart insights. Beside PP CA ipod which i already have on the list I am having trouble with selection below 328 with IdriveNavi xenon Logic7 or 335 without iDriveNavi (xenon and Logic is standard). It is not major money difference so I am not sure if 335 is

The 335i has addictive power that truly puts out straight line speed that you wouldnt expect in an ordinary luxury sports sedan. I wouldnt worry too much about reliability since it is the 2nd model year. There are occasional fuel pump issues but others can probably be more clear on that. I highly recommend sport package regardless of which model you choose. In the 335i trim it also gives you a 2nd

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Tranny Fluid

Alright about 3 months ago I changed my tranny fluid with regular ATF fluid and a quart of Transexx. So its been working beautifully for me and when I told my mechanic about it he told me that there is a special fluid I use for lifetime stability. So I wasnt sure if he just wanted to convince me 2 buy a gallon of that stuff at 125. So am I good with the regular ATF TIA

I have looked into this online and with a few dealers and garages and all seem to point that you shouldnt mix as they dont like to blend and although it will go for a while there is a good chance it will fail. I have recently changed the cooler in front of the Rad but I am ahving hell of trouble getting oit into the gearbox on my 328i Auto. The plug level for filling seems to have somethig at the end of it can anyone shed some light on it for me please

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Transmission Question

I have a 94 525i with 200k miles on it. Automatic transmission. I bought it used and the previous owner said he has never changed the transmission fluid. He said you didnt have to change it. Can this be true He said if I changed it now it would probably cause problems So far it runs great.

Quote Originally Posted by robertobaggio20 I have a question. When you drain the transmission fluid from the gearbox does the oil from the torque convertor also get drained No Quote Originally Posted by robertobaggio20 If so what is the total capacity of both the transmission and torque convertor On average about 9 quarts (Dry its listed at 7qts See here ). Quote Originally Posted by robertobaggio20

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