5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
If it is automatic and not acting up don't change it please . otherwise you are going for a tranny for sure. it is life time. On my 97 528I tranny was acting up between shifts. took it the dealer asked for oil change. he said I don't need 116.000 Miles. the problem was with the madulator sits on the left side of the tranny about $200. He said this madulator has a memory which remembers the way you drive and antipitate shifting for you. I am not so sure about that Any one?
Mine is 1995, 525i with 123K automatic. I went ahead and had it serviced for $120 for peace of mind. This is not some thing you can do it. They have connected equipment and flushed the old oil and refilled it with new.
That's right, it's not something you want to do yourself.
Transmission is big money if it goes, especially the V8's.
If it has to be done, let the dealer make the call, at least there's a guarantee on the job.
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