:luv:yeah man i'm gonna have to agree with you with the oil change thing, If you remember one of the other threads where someone actually took oil to a lab and got it read and everything, BMW's oil change intervals are not that bad. Oil actually has to build up a layer of protection and that takes time and use. I will definitely recommend a fluid drain and fill along with a tranny fluid filter up around 100k.
Great stuff you have here man. I was trying to put it all together in my head. but it seems like the only way for me to know how to do this or even start, is to get a bad tranny and take it apart and try and put it back together.
Thanks neil for this thread. Great photos too btw.
To each his own, I base my opinions on my experiences I guess. After seeing my transmission, my opinion is a filter change at 60k and a flush at 100k. But keep in mind, in order to change the filter you must drain the fluid so you deduce what I mean by thisGreat post!
I disagree with you though on your fluid change philosophy. I think that people should drop the tranny pan at 30k on an auto simply for the task of changing the filter. I'd recommend doing a full flush of fluid only every 90k or so though since a drain and fill should be fine for 90k.
You are right, I should have done it in the dirtBamboo mats are for sissies.
:hi:dude, this is an amazing thread, thank you for taking the time to post! :bow:
Don't worry about it Matt, he apologized afterwards.REALLY? Not even DME could cause this much fail.
5 speed link in my signature, everything you need to know is in therenice pics! My ZF tranny is toast after 130K(I don't know what's wrong yet). How difficult was the manual swap? Is it cheaper than a new auto?
why I did it:2 questions. why did you do this.. and 2nd how much did your new manual tranny cost?
:luv:first time checking this out. awesome write up neil. awesome...
No problem :luv:Neil...this is incredible, thanks for taking the time!
BTW...love the first picture caption...tranny stamp
Out of curiosity, what is your daytime job? Do you have any engineering background? Either way, gotta love a fellow "well, let's take this apart and see how it works" kinda guy.