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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:15 AM
ian@jewelorjalopy ian@jewelorjalopy is offline
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Who did you talk to before? Take it to a reputable BMW independent mechanic and get a second opinion.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:23 PM
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i have a 95 740il and sometimes about 40 mile pr hr and give it gas it feels like it slips a little car jerks but then is fine sometimes when first starting out in morning the gears don't shift right away unless pick up speed then it shifts fine this has been doing this for about 3000 miles tonight sitting at a light the trans safe light came on then I jumped on thruway and it did not come back on anybody guide me thru this
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:14 PM
jitsjaf2009 jitsjaf2009 is offline
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These can take Maxlife ATF and a couple others, preferably full synthetic. I personally like Redline D4-ATF...Mobil 1 also has one meeting all the requirements. takes about 9 or 10 quarts to change w/o the torque converter...and the filter of course.
The fail-safe or limp-home mode does not specifically indicate something drastic...low fluid or "ugly" filter can be the culprit. Resolution is the important thing when you get "heads up" (or before as preventative). Be careful about some of these transmission shops Never had a problem with AAMCO)...I always tell them very clearly what will go into my transmission...not their 'standard' one size fits all with 'my magic' additive.
Got my fingers crossed for you...Keep It Simple Sir (KISS) No...I am not flirting with you!!!

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Old 09-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Vitaliy273473 Vitaliy273473 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 740il
I am having the same issue with my e38. Will be changing filter and ATF in the next couple days. I do have a question. I went to a local German auto parts store and bought 10quarts of pentosin ATF 1. Cost me $140. I am going to sell the car and don't want to put extra money into it. Does anyone know if you can use valvoline maxlife ATF on the e38? Click image for larger version

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:36 AM
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You should be able to pick up a used transmission. I few years back I got one for 800 bucks with 3 month/10K warranty.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Vitaliy273473 Vitaliy273473 is offline
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Lol I'm trying to put the least amount of money into the car as I can. I'm going to get rid of it.


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Old 09-08-2014, 11:10 AM
bearbo75 bearbo75 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 740IL
Same issue with my 2001

I have my 2001 with 150K in a very reputable shop as I write this. They are putting in a Re manufactured transmission, 2yr unlimited mile warranty. They advised me to go with Re manufactured as opposed to rebuilt. It was love at first sight for me and this car so I didn't think twice at the $8K estimate.
Spend the extra bucks and get it done right!
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Axis32 Axis32 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 740i M-Sport
Good god man!
Why didn't you just go buy another car!!
You could have had an entire car of spare parts and a working transmission, even with install there would be a savings, i see them out here in LA for as little as $2000 in rough exterior shape...decent mechanical shape!

$8k is a down payment, i love my e38 but wow!
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:03 PM
bearbo75 bearbo75 is offline
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LOL....Yes, but what I forgot to mention was that I bought the car from a long time friend and he basically replaced just about everything on it but the transmission. Yes it's a lot, but I don't what it is, I just love the look of this thing. I will post a pic of Old blue once I get her buffed and polished.
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