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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 02-27-2013, 09:23 AM
MojoLau MojoLau is offline
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06 E60 SMG pump fail

I got transmission failure when i was driving on the highway. Took it to a mechanical shop they told me i need a new smg pump, which is 1,200 labor included.
Is that a good price?
Also my CD stuck in the CD player, it would come out, is there anyway i can fix it without replace the whole thing?

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Cattani Cattani is offline
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Holy hell. Jump on that. I'm not 100% sure on the e60, but I know the e46 style M3's cost around $3k.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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Holy hell. Jump on that. I'm not 100% sure on the e60, but I know the e46 style M3's cost around $3k.
Exactly, it seems too good to be true for that price. The non-M SMG is identical to the M5 SMG tranny, just the M5 one is capable of handling more power. On the M5 this is a $5k repair.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:33 AM
mrgrumpy mrgrumpy is offline
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Previous owner of my 05 545i had this work done at Leith BMW.

Here's the breakdown:

July 2010:

Parts (SMG Pump & Relay): $445.92

Labor: $960.00

Total: $1405.92
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:48 AM
praiford praiford is offline
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I had to have mine replaced last April. I have a great Indy that charged me less than $800.00. Unfortunately, the pump died again a few weeks ago, but all was covered under warranty.

It is a major PITA when the pump goes isn't it? Mine did it at a stoplight on a busy Saturday morning. You can't even push it as it locks in gear.
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