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Old 01-13-2013, 04:16 PM
Greg330CI Greg330CI is offline
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Location: Australia
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Mein Auto: E46 330CI
Steptronic failed

2001 325i sedan with approximately 150,000 miles; steptronic (ZF) gearbox suddenly developed a major oil leak at the front end and it sounded as though a bearing had failed, although it did not totally fail as I managed to drive it to my Indy mechanic who has advised that it requires a full rebuild / refurbishment. (There is no BMW gearbox exchange option in Australia such as Pelican Parts provide in the USA) The car is well maintained and had a gerabox oil change about 30,000 miles ago. There have not been any previous problems with the gearbox. Like everything BMW here in Australia, I expect this will be very expensive to repair!
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