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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

View Poll Results: How many miles on your transmission before repairs or replacement needed?
50,000 to 100,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 158 7.82%
50,000 to 100,000...no problems!!! 644 31.87%
100,001 to 125,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 112 5.54%
100,001 to 125,000...no problems!!! 356 17.62%
125,001 to 150,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 87 4.30%
125,001 to 150,000...no problems!!! 251 12.42%
150,001 to 175,000 or more...tranny repaired/replaced. 67 3.32%
150,001 to 175,000 or more...no problems!!! 346 17.12%
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:25 PM
TWF TWF is offline
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Location: Reno
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Mein Auto: 04 325xi
I have 87k miles and my slips ( or not engaging for while, whatever you want to call it) first thing in morning when cold. Unfavorable tolerances of C1 I guess.
Talked with my mechanic and he said oil change most like will not help, in some cases can make it worse. He thinks rebuild is only cure.
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