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Re: transmission service + Shoe report? (archive)

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Posted by Jr on April 04, 2000 at 17:00:22:

In Reply to: Re: transmission service + Shoe report? posted by ron on April 04, 2000 at 08:36:04:

: : 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

Hi ron,
The new shoes are being installed right now. A slight mix up in the warehouse at tirerack caused a delay of 4-5 days. Not anything to get upset over, mistakes happen in any business. Tirerack was very apologetic and credited the shipping charges, which was above and beyond service you would receive any where else. The dealer has kept the car overnight to do the 4-wheel alignment tomorrow. Patience...patience...patience. I call it a character builder. Kind of like sitting in traffic. As far as the transmission, I ordered a kit from Bavauto and will see for my damn self what kind of service the dealer has been doing to the transmission for the life of this car. Straight answers are hard to come by these days.
So for now in holding pattern at 5000 ft. Will pick up the car tomorrow after work and post to let you know how I like 'em. More later...
'89 535iA (shoeless slushbox)

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