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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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Trans failsafe prog update

I posed earlier about what was going on with my 98 540I and took it to a mechanic to do an inspection, and he called me back and told me I have forward clutch drum damage. Code p0720 & p0731. He said he would need me to do a rebuild and estimated it at $2800. Should I do this or should a try an find anther and have that installed?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:56 PM
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And suggestions? Worth fixing or better to get a like new one?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:40 PM
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Unless you plan on putting another 200k miles on it or it has ultra low miles on it now, I'm not sure it's worth sinking that much money into a rebuilt transmission on a 14 year old E39.

You should be able to put a decent used one in for much less than that or be able to sell it as is and invest what you would have spent putting a new transmission into getting a newer E39.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:50 PM
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Well it has about 150k right now, I haven't had really any problems with it til now, and I like my car a lot. I'm just not sure if I'm getting over priced. Or if it would be better and cheaper to go with another one.
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