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Old 06-13-2010, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Oh oh. That doesn't make sense according to post #1 above.

The "ZF" indicates a manual transmission, right (e.g., Type ZF S5D 320Z)?

According to the Bentleys (if I read it right), all manuals have a YELLOW sticker or (as I just found out doing this research) an ORANGE sticker (page 200-4).

However, automatic transmissions, according to my read of the Bentleys, seem to all start with an A (e.g., A5S 325Z). The green sticker, according to my understanding, is reserved for automatics.

How can you have a manual transmission with a green sticker?

ZF is the mfg, mine is an auto (hence green sticker), I think 5HP-19 is the ZF (mfg) PN. You are correct, there is another BMW PN as well as a ZF PN. There is a great post on the 5HP-19 steptronic that supplies links to all the ZF docs including a PN cross reference table...

2002 530i
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Interior: Black
Packages: Sport, Premium, Cold Weather
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