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Old 04-21-2013, 01:25 PM
shawnowen1420 shawnowen1420 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1994 bmw 530i
transmission slippin on 94 automatic

94 530i just bought it days ago trans slipping till 30 mph no matter the rpms then at 30 or so you can hit a hundered fast but takes forever to get to 30 guy told me low on trans fluid low need help new to bimmer in both worlds
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:47 AM
upallnight upallnight is offline
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Sounds like the clutch packs are gone, time for a rebuild, especially if the PO owner been driving around with the fluid low and knew about it. Should have walked when he told you that the trans was low on fluid. To rebuild or replace the trans is going to cost you more than what the car is worth.

You could try Reggie Motor Werks, he just outside of Indy.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:52 PM
imae34driver imae34driver is offline
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Mein Auto: 1995 540i SPORT /6 spd
If you love it, 5 speed swap. MT , Or you can sell it to some one who loves it more than you..

you could buy a used trans, crap shoot though..

rebuild.. ehhh.. i cant justify saving that old junk box (personally unworthy and not cost effective.. id go all in or look at something else..

good luck no matter what..

hi milage old bmw auto trans scare the crap out of me.. (any with bristles around the shifter gate i hide from)

Had 1 go on me like yours, seen many, many do the same..


yet i (personally) can never kill a MT.. idk knock on wood right


fck jdm / fck honda

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:56 PM
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Mein Auto: E34 Touring AC Schnitzer
woah guys, you are jumping to the extreme.

BMW autos arent as bad as people make them seem. usually, a filter change and some fresh oil will solve all transmission problems on these ZF boxes
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