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Old 02-17-2013, 01:41 PM
pjinca pjinca is offline
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BMW is kind of on the fence themselves about this one. I have heard of dealers saying it's "perfectly normal" and others getting their transmission replaced. Like you, I definitely do not believe in "lifetime fluid", you can get a fluid change kit from that cocntains the fluid you'll need and the filter/fluid pan (it is a single unit on our cars). I did this on my previous 530 and the transmission felt better afterward. Just redo the 30 sec tranny reset after the fluid change and then drive normally for the next 1000 miles (the length of time the tranny takes to adapt to your "style")
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