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5hp18 (530ia) fail = 72k miles. n/t (archive)

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Posted by Nick P. on December 11, 2000 at 14:31:19:

In Reply to: Survey: Who's has failed and what mileage? posted by RLombardo on December 11, 2000 at 14:02:05:

unless you have $7000k sitting aroundand don'tknow how to spend it.
2nd and fifth gear are slipping and the pump is cavitating noticably. My local tech and Heishman are quoting $5000 to $7000 for a reman trans from BMW (out of Illinois, BTW). Does anybody know of a TRUSTWORTHY transmission shop in the DC metro area that can handle the ZF 5HP30 automatics? I'd rather rebuild my own for less $$$$ than spend $5000.

Any help really would be appreciated...

I am disturbed at the high number of posts regarding the 5 speed automatic. Perhaps if enough people are effected, a campaign with BMW (together with a mention of potential litigation) will catch their attention.

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