In Reply to: Transmission really shot??? Help before I spend$$$ posted by Timmer on August 27, 2001 at 18:55:58:
My dealer is telling me the tranny is shot and that I'm looking at $3600 to replace it. This is a 94 525iT with 165,000 miles on it, I don't think I can justify dropping a new transmission in it. Please give me your opinion of which option you think is best.
1. $300 service at the dealer will buy me a few months. Then again it may have just been low on fluid or needed an adjustment and I will never have problems with it again. ( dealer insists I need a new transmission)
2. Used tranny (lifetime warranty) and install at private BMW mechanic. $1800
3. New tranny and install by dealer, 1 year warranty $3600.
Thanks in advanve for any help you guys can give.
Sorry, forgot one more thing, if I'm going to spend the money is it possible to convert it to a standard, higher performance transmission.