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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-11-2005, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! My 86 325e auto trans is slipping and makes a gurgling noise when the lockup engages at about 80km/h. I can get a used tranny from an 89 325i non-electronic. It looks the same, the model number is the same, 4hp ZF22 and there is no electronic plug. Can I use it or is there a difference that I'm not aware of? Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 02-11-2005, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it prolly just needs a filter, and that would be cheaper than buyin a tranny, but the late tranny will work although the shift points will be different, but that wont really matter, ive done it before
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it prolly just needs a filter, and that would be cheaper than buyin a tranny, but the late tranny will work although the shift points will be different, but that wont really matter, ive done it before
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have you checked out getting it rebuilt? it also could be your torque converter... so unless the new/old one comes with that you might want to get that checked too
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Originally posted by Kowalski+Feb 11 2005, 06:54 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kowalski @ Feb 11 2005, 06:54 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-e30fanm3@Feb 11 2005, 04:25 PM
it prolly just needs a filter, and that would be cheaper than buyin a tranny, but the late tranny will work although the shift points will be different, but that wont really matter, ive done it before
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have you checked out getting it rebuilt? it also could be your torque converter... so unless the new/old one comes with that you might want to get that checked too
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Thanks guys! I'll try the filter first before swapping it out. The tranny fluid was black and had the consistency of water. I don't know if the previous owner ever changed the fluid.
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it prolly just needs a filter, and that would be cheaper than buyin a tranny, but the late tranny will work although the shift points will be different, but that wont really matter, ive done it before
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have you checked out getting it rebuilt? it also could be your torque converter... so unless the new/old one comes with that you might want to get that checked too
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Thanks guys! I'll try the filter first before swapping it out. The tranny fluid was black and had the consistency of water. I don't know if the previous owner ever changed the fluid.
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hmm sounds like it or you burnt the clutches that makes it go that color too. the first thing i did when i got my car was all the fluid changed. but yeah good luck!
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