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Old 04-26-2008, 08:20 PM
NWTITAN NWTITAN is offline
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Mein Auto: Looking at 86 528E
Cost of tranny rebuild, '86 528E?

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I am considering buying an 1986 528E with a bad tranny, anybody have an idea of what rebuilding the transmission should cost? Or maybe you had this done and remember what it cost you? I am looking for a ball park figure of what to expect. The 80's 5-series are awesome! Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:14 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
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That is a great commuter car! It could be a pricey endeavor going past the 1K mark so many people just opt for known good used unit, but a rebuilt one will give you peace of mind. For a car with a bad tranny they should be paying you to take it away unless it is in absolutely great shape and even then it shouldn't be much.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:51 AM
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Had mine rebuilt about 4yrs ago with 12months/12,000 mi. warranty ......ball park figure at $3000. Trans still working without problems.......however I'm dealing with an un-related electrical problem that is due to an 'after-market' install of a stereo system (previous owner had installed).
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