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Old 03-15-2010, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Brooklynbeamer View Post
does bmw offer warranty on the tranny after changing fluid?
Absolutely not!

Look, you will hear stories of "leave it alone, changing it can cause problems"...this is likely NOT true, but what IS true is that people generally ignore the tranny until issues come up- then they change the fluid... too late...then things get worse. The 'problem' is attributed to the recent fluid change.

Customers hold dealers responsible if something happens after the fluid change, hence many mechanics want no part of this.

At 100k, the problem really isn't change or no change...the problem is what damage has already been done by not changing at 30 and 60k.

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