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As you can see I'm new here but just wanted to post my recent experience with my nearly 3-year-old 530d sport.
I've now done nearly 76,000 miles from new with relatively few problems until about six weeks ago when an oil leak developed, transmission oil that is. Anyway, I took the car to the dealer who said a gasket required replacing, so I got it booked in and got it sorted. About a week later it started leaking again from the same place, off I went back to the dealer again. This time I was told that it needed a new gearbox – auto transmission.
Had it fitted last Thursday and drove the car home, but the car sounded totally different, very noisy, vibrating and not at all like it sounded before. So on Saturday I called the dealer who advised me to call BMW emergency service in order for them to send a technician out to have a look. The technician duly arrived and only listened for a moment and said "It sounds more like an engine fault rather than transmission" he told me not to drive it. He then organised a breakdown truck to come and collect it tomorrow (Monday). Oh, and he also said that he hadn't heard anything like it before.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this or has any idea what could have gone wrong?
Oh, and sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place.
It's okay for me cost wise as the car is still under warranty.
The dealer called me at 16.30 yesterday to ask what was wrong with the car The report he had stated gearbox problems. I asked him if he'd listened to the car yet? He said he hadn't, so I replied, "well when you do you'll hear exactly what the problem is"!!!
Like i said earlier in this thread, "It's going to be a long week".
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