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  1. #11
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    That transmission was a BMW "lifetime" transmission that never needs fluids changed. It has no dipstick either. It lasted 77000 miles. It's really a GM transmission -- same one used in Caddy Catera and other cars. It takes Dexron III fluid. Of course it has to be changed regularly, starting every 30-40k. Idiots! Anyway, the donor car was wrecked but the transmission had been serviced regularly. It works great. Got off real cheap on that one thanks to Wolfeman.

    In the meantime the Suburban needs a rear end. No boating till I get it back.
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    In the meantime the Suburban needs a rear end. No boating till I get it back.
    your more than welcome to come down and go out with us anytime, boats gassed, burgers in the freezer, pools warming up, and most important, I've got beer in the fridge
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    I've got beer in the fridge
    Hope he doesn't get there before I do!
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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    Hope he doesn't get there before I do!
    no worries, unless your both here the same weeked. Then I'll need a bigger fridge.
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  5. #15
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    I put less than 1000 miles on my used E39 when I bought it before replacing the tranny So much for my good deal... Local shop here in Mauldin, SC, that does a great job, and was $1800 for them to swap in a rebuilt one, in one day! Great place called Advance Transmission. My mom-in-law had one put in hers there too.

    I didn't know until after I bought it, but my '99 5-series BMW transmission is actaully a GM France tranny...It was the CHEVETTE transmission with an overdrive conglomurated on the front of it...for real...On a car that in '99 cost nearly $50k!!! I couldn't believe it...
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    Oh yeah, I'm glad you found such a great deal on one!!! I searched all over when I got mine, and by the time I paid shipping it was going to be more expensive than having these guys do the whole job! I was also told I needed a couple of special tools to remove the tranny, but I'm not 100% sure of that...
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  7. #17
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    Hogwash. The special tools are flex extensions to get to the top bolts. My guy did the swap for $450 including an oil change while it was in there. I paid $200 for the tranny and breakfast for Wolfeman and crew. Very happy with the result. I was looking at a new Chevy Cruze or Hyundai Elantra for the boss but she really likes her '99 beamer convertible. It was only $8k last fall so if my guy can work on it I'm going to let her keep it. BTW, it's the same GM France one.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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  8. #18
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    Wow. You got a CRAZY good deal on that tranny!!! Congrats!

    Mine's a touring (wagon) and my wife LOVES hers too, as do I since now that I've dropped it a little over an inch, replaced all the suspension, and added Bilstien Sports shocks and struts. Lol. Handles like it is on rails!!! We're at ~175k miles now, and I've got around $8k-$9k into it, including some nice 18" 2-piece BBS wheels I've kicked aroudn the idea of selling it for something different, don't know what, but she freaks out anytime I mention it. Lol. It is white, completely tinted out, DEPO headlights, and a carbonfiber hood.
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  9. #19
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    Sounds nice. This is the boss's ride:
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    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
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    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  10. #20
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    Nice. I just found some pics I can access from here at work...
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