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Re: transmission service + Shoe report? (archive)

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Posted by ron on April 04, 2000 at 08:36:04:

In Reply to: Tall tale on transmission service or not? posted by Jr on April 01, 2000 at 21:32:33:

: Hi all!
: Recently, I went to the local BMW parts counter to purchase a transmission filter kit for my '89 535i. After checking the parts catalog on micro, the parts guy tells me that he doesn't see a filter listed and calls over the tech that confirms this by saying, "That's all we do on an inspection 2, is drain and refill." "Are you having any trouble with it shifting?" I assured him it shifted fine, it was just overdue for a change and I assumed it required a filter. The tech then checks his tech-books and tells me it does have a small cleanable filter but unless it is giving any shifting problems to go ahead and just change the fluid. Assuring me that is all they do on an inspection 2 on the 4HP 22 transmissions. Is he right or not?

Hey Jr, i went thru a similar situation a few months ago. I dropped my car off for a tranny service, incl. FILTER and FLUID change. Picked the car up and what i got was a dialysis treatment where the old fluid is pumped out and new fluid and conditioner is pumped in. The advantage to this method is it changes the fluid in the torque converter, which doesn't get drained in a "normal" fluid change from the pan. Anyway, i went back a few days later and asked them to also change the filter. Some balking at first, but after i showed them the orig work order listing a filter change, they agreed to do it, no charge. Bottom line, these trannies are expensive to replace or repair, and the filters are cheap.

p.s. How do you like those new Sport 5000 shoes?

ron


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