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Old 07-16-2019, 02:41 PM
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Unhappy Apology !

Sorry about that wrong forum post ! .

I deleted it, now back to Bimmer engine oddities .

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Old 07-25-2019, 09:40 PM
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What? Push in clutch, move gear change lever to neutral. Shouldn't matter if the engine is running, right? This thing isn't automatic is it? It's supposed to be the Ultimate Driving Machine. How can it be the Ultimate Driving Machine and be automatic?
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:01 AM
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It's an automatic.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:05 PM
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It's an autotragic.
fixed it for you.
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What? Push in clutch, move gear change lever to neutral. Shouldn't matter if the engine is running, right? This thing isn't automatic is it? It's supposed to be the Ultimate Driving Machine. How can it be the Ultimate Driving Machine and be automatic?
The 8 spd auto is a remarkable transmission, It can double downshift in a blink and still provide lightning fast full torque upshifts.

Its the same unit you see in the crazy Dodge chargers/challengers, Jeep Grand Cherokee etc.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:05 AM
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If properly maintained I feel that ZF builds a good transmission. It is the ones with 250k miles on them and never serviced that seem to be problematic in my opinion.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:42 AM
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The ZF units are great. I also loved the DCT that I had, wonderful transmission and lightning quick.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:45 PM
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finally

Got it high enough to remove shield and put it in neutral. Drained oil and it looked like it had 20k+ miles on it but was changed ~750 miles ago. Owner came up today and is having it hauled to the BMW dealer (thank goodness). I did not take anything apart but based on how hard it is to turn engine over with 4' cheater bar it ain't gonna be pretty inside the bottom end.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:07 AM
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Post Cruddy Oil

So, is it possible this thing hasn't been getting regular hot oil & filter changes ? .

I'm keen to see what the inside of the oil pan looks like .

I resurrect lots of oldies that were neglected to death and it's not unusual for fresh oil to break loose all manner of sludge and crud that's been collecting for 40,000 miles .
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:58 PM
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When owner came to shop yesterday evening he did say that BMW Savannah replaced filter housing gasket at around 90k miles. Last oil change was done by one of those quick lube oil change places. I drained all the oil out and it did have 6.5 quarts in it so at least they put oil in it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:46 PM
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Post If The Engine Is Toast,

Maybe find a wreck/burn job/theft recovery and yank the engine out of it ? .

I've overhauled two Mercedes diesel engines and WOW are the internal hard parts $pendy .
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:25 PM
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uh oh

I had a coworker come by in a 2015 3 series that he purchased for his daughter and he is getting the "low oil pressure" warning. I told him about the one that was in with the locked up engine. Oil pressure at idle was around 20 psi and about 40 at 3k rpm which, a quick google search, indicates normal. And I thought the neutral thing was the problem. Someone missed their mark on these engines.

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