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)
The magnets do attract the little filings that invairably arrive in the oil of an automatic transmission.
I really struggle to accept the fact that a car 97 model onwards,needs no transmission oilchange,especially when you consider the amount of metal spinning in an alloy case !
For me i've changed the transmission oil in my 540 every 15,000kilometres.
Good luck with all of this.
Yeah, you're right.. no transmission fluid change for the life of the car!!!! I just took my 97 540i for service and asked, was told it was not required, the repair manual says the same thing...uummm...
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