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Old 06-19-2013, 10:11 PM
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I just pulled my car from OKC to Illinois and since I pulled it 1700 miles and now it says tras system failed or something like that. any way to fix it?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:51 AM
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If you did not either disconnect the driveshaft or tow with the rear wheels on a dolley, you likely burnt your transmission up. The transmission pump is not turning when towing with the wheels on the ground.

Your only fix is likely to have the transmission rebuilt, get a factory remanufactured transmission or swap in a 5 speed transmission.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but towing instructions are covered on page 75 of the owner's manual.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:17 PM
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If you did not either disconnect the driveshaft or tow with the rear wheels on a dolley, you likely burnt your transmission up. The transmission pump is not turning when towing with the wheels on the ground.

Your only fix is likely to have the transmission rebuilt, get a factory remanufactured transmission or swap in a 5 speed transmission.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but towing instructions are covered on page 75 of the owner's manual.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:26 AM
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WOW, you flat towed your car 1700 miles without researching the consequences?

Yes, as mentioned, the trans is most likely toast. The cost of replacement likely exceeds the cash value of the car.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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it was like a 10 min idea (relationship gone bad) so really didn't have time when cops told me I had to leave the house.

but also thank you that's what I was thinking was wrong with it. ill look and see if anyone around here deals with BMW. thank you guys

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:06 PM
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it was like a 10 min idea (relationship gone bad) so really didn't have time when cops told me I had to leave the house.

but also thank you that's what I was thinking was wrong with it. ill look and see if anyone around here deals with BMW. thank you guys
Good luck. And I agree with Sled's philosophy, you will like the 5 speed better than auto for the fun factor if you do a swap
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:03 PM
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would the M5 swap be a good choice? motor n all not just tranny
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:23 PM
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would the M5 swap be a good choice? motor n all not just tranny
Some of the others would know if this would work or not. so I could only say sounds like damn good idea. Although youll get more power with an m60b40 from a 540i. It would probably be cheaper to buy an e34 540 as well.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 PM
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You don't get more power from a M60B40. Who told you that?
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