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

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:36 PM
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550i 2007 transmission change

Hey guys !! been reading a lot here and decided to register and post my own threads help some of you will help me with my problem -.-

I am the owner of a bmw 550i 2007, i had the car for 2 years now and not long ago my transmission started kicking from 2nd to 3rd and i red that a lot of you had this problem, anyways i lifted the car up and saw that it was missing some oil so i added some and it fixed my problem for 1 month the car was going good. But suddenly i was doing a highway pull and the car kicked and stayed in 3 speed and marked me transmission malfunction. So took it second day to my garage and cheked the oil and it was missing so added some but it didnt fix the problem. So i didnt wanted to spend more money on the one because it has 100k miles on it. So i bought a used transmission coming out of a 650i 2007 with 30k miles on it.

Now my questions are: should be I be aware of anything special when i change the transmission ?

I got told that the car wouldnt start if i didnt change my transmission module to the new one ? yes or no ?

any other tips would be appreciated

ramz007
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:09 AM
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Hey guys !! been reading a lot here and decided to register and post my own threads help some of you will help me with my problem -.-

I am the owner of a bmw 550i 2007, i had the car for 2 years now and not long ago my transmission started kicking from 2nd to 3rd and i red that a lot of you had this problem, anyways i lifted the car up and saw that it was missing some oil so i added some and it fixed my problem for 1 month the car was going good. But suddenly i was doing a highway pull and the car kicked and stayed in 3 speed and marked me transmission malfunction. So took it second day to my garage and cheked the oil and it was missing so added some but it didnt fix the problem. So i didnt wanted to spend more money on the one because it has 100k miles on it. So i bought a used transmission coming out of a 650i 2007 with 30k miles on it.

Now my questions are: should be I be aware of anything special when i change the transmission ?

I got told that the car wouldnt start if i didnt change my transmission module to the new one ? yes or no ?

any other tips would be appreciated

ramz007
Couple of folks hare have swapped transmissions. If memory serves me, maybe AB Able did? Not sure, but do some searches.
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good TCM can reduce or avoid the OE recalibration

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