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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:44 PM
samzad samzad is offline
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Looking for 3rd Gear Synchro for 06 525i

Hi Folks,
I am newbie on the forum I have 2006 525i with 93k KM on it - now 3rd gear synchro is quite notch y - doesn't want to go into place, need to do double clutch. Since I live in a hilly area need that gear to negotiate uphill climbs. Looked all over the place for a replacement synchro for this car but couldnt find any, though was able to find synchro for 328, 323 etc. Contacted BMW Canada along with the dealers, their answer was to change the trans completely, BMW said that their dealers are reluctant to order these parts that is why they dont import them - what an answer!!! For this small parts you got to replace the whole trans - for 7k that is their answer.

If you guys know any place where I can source it or any one of you have these parts handy would be a great help. Really appreciate any help or advice you guys can give.


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Old 07-18-2013, 02:29 PM
pjinca pjinca is offline
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Basically, if BMW doesn't import them they probably can't be found. You can always go to any local transmission shops, one of them should be able to either source one or rebuild the tranny (which isn't that different from replacing a single synchro)
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