In Reply to: 528 transmission question posted by Howard Brier on August 29, 1999 at 02:32:20:
I think the effected transmissions are the ones that are in the 535's. The electronic ones with the shift-select knob. I think they were different, because of the higher torque motors these cars came with. I don't know for sure, and there are some people that could verify this, but the 528 trannies do not have these problems. The ones you need to look out for are the ZF44HP22EH transmissions. And even then, there are some of those trannies with well over 100,00 miles without any real problems(regular oil changes,etc.,...)
Someone else on this board could verify this!
'86 535i(with one of "those", but not for much longer!)