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View Poll Results: How many miles on your transmission before repairs or replacement needed?
50,000 to 100,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 160 7.67%
50,000 to 100, problems!!! 653 31.29%
100,001 to 125,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 116 5.56%
100,001 to 125, problems!!! 366 17.54%
125,001 to 150,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 91 4.36%
125,001 to 150, problems!!! 264 12.65%
150,001 to 175,000 or more...tranny repaired/replaced. 71 3.40%
150,001 to 175,000 or problems!!! 366 17.54%
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:05 AM
dpcowboy dpcowboy is offline
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Location: Alpine, CA
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Mein Auto: BMW 530i, 330i
I have a 2001 330i with 216k miles on it...the torque converter has caused the "Soon" light to go on (50k miles ago!), which prevents a pass on the smog check here in CA. But, I cannot, for the life of me, discern any difference in performance in the transmission! I keep on tweaking and working on this car, and it really does work well..lots of TLC going on in my garage!
So, the auto transmission has to have a new converter put in? Is that right? Help!?
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