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BMWs don't break. (archive)

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Posted by Rob Levinson on June 19, 1999 at 00:51:15:

In Reply to: 400 and how many hp!!!!!!!!!! posted by bill heil on June 18, 1999 at 19:17:55:



: how often do you replace transmissions and differentials??


Break? BMW parts don't break. It's all the little crap made by outside suppliers that breaks.

This is my second high-powered BMW, my other one was a 535i Turbo, with "only" 300hp. Both that one and this one used the original BMW transmissions and differentials.

It was explained to me awhile back that the parts BMW makes are generally overbuilt to take two or three times their anticipated load.

The only trouble I've had with the diffs (and this is really practically nothing) is a slight leak from the gasket on the side where the hotter-than-normal exhaust goes by it. Apparently the extra heat from the turbo engine bakes those gaskets. I'm not talking a dripping-on-the-ground kind of leak, just a bit of moisture. After a quick gasket change, they're good for awhile longer.

- Rob




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