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Old 10-04-2012, 05:18 PM
Wagons_Rock Wagons_Rock is offline
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Originally Posted by johnniek View Post
after speaking with BMW NA, they were told to replace with a new (not rebuilt) transmission. ... Car was built in 10/08.
I have a 12/08 build and also had transmission replaced with a rebuilt unit, which SA explained as follows: the housing is reused from other cores returned to BMW, but the rest of the transmission is 'new'. Not sure if this is true. While I was working my way through PUMA case, SA and shop foreman told me that dealers cannot read all the codes stored, but when car is hooked up to computer, BMW engineers can read a lot more info, which in my case revealed multiple clutch faults, hence replacement. A good point for both of is we got a 'free' transmission fluid change when units were exchanged.
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