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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
That is a very acceptable mileage for this type...

That is a very acceptable mileage for this type of problem IMO. I think based on being able to diy the converter for a very reasonable amount my search will resume. it also does not seem like it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
Seems the M52 equipped cars with the GM...

Seems the M52 equipped cars with the GM transmissions(528i's) have very little if any problems, but the more problematic ones are the ZF 5HP19's(525 and 530's). What I'm trying to figure out is if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
What was the mileage when the converter went bad?...

What was the mileage when the converter went bad? Did you need a lift or any special tools to drop the transmission?

Are all torque converters for the E39 manufactured by ZF and subject to early...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
Based on your experience helpmyfive; it seems...

Based on your experience helpmyfive; it seems that yours lasted about as long as any auto trans could be expected to last. Is there a specific year/model/engine that has the weakest or best trans? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
By plagued do you mean it is a surenthing the...

By plagued do you mean it is a surenthing the torque converter will fail? If so what mileage are people typically having problems at? Is the 525i trans less problematic?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By 3pedalE46
Are E39 auto trans problems common?

I am hoping to replace my high mileage e46 330i msport 5 speed with a low mileage e39 530i auto here shortly. I know all of the basic bmw bull****, window regulators, water pumps, radiators, vcg,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By 3pedalE46
That is dissapointing to hear. I like the aspect...

That is dissapointing to hear. I like the aspect of a good handling SUV(SAV, CAV, whatever the heck you want to call it), but do not want the harsh ride.

The rx330/350 is out, we already have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By 3pedalE46
Is the E83 for me?

Preface this by saying, I love BMW's, half of my family owns at least one. I currently have a 2002 330i that is just not practicle for my job(sport suspension beating me up, tired of stick shift...
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