Status of my replacement trans
I am pleased so far with the replacement transmission. However, I did take a look at the invoice provided and noted that the transmission was listed as REFURB. I called my SA on this and he said that it's the only way that they get trannys from BMW. I was neither in the mood nor a position to argue or fight it. I have driven the car approximately 800 miles since the replacement, and all seems well, except that I think I sense a more pronounced downshift when coming to a controlled stop, ie, slowing for a traffic light. There is a definite feel of the downshift especially once I get under 7 or 8 mph. It does not bother me, and I feel that this may change as the transmission "learns" my driving habits. Keep in mind that 95% of the 800 miles I describe were highway miles. So, I guess for the time being I am pleased that I did not have to battle for a new trans. i hope things work out on yours.