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  1. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I just hope the next man to buy my car doesnt have this view
  2. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Im dont think mine has had any updates it has always jolted into 2nd at a sudden stop and from 2nd to 3rd Zf may just wamt the business why wouldnt they.Gearboc specialist said that the new oil could have caused the seals to go as the old oil would be like treacle so thats from the horses mouth
  3. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Yes i think something is disturbed during the service i wouldnt advise it unless it has high mileage and is showing signs of wear.Mine was just abit jerky maybe an update for £90 should be the first port of call before going for £400 service that may cause more issues than it solves Its an expensive lesson to learn but i have seen a few posts where people have just changed tc and and had good results for £700 ish.Just got to decide if its a chance i want to risk or whether to cut my losses now Cheers for all your replies chaps
  4. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I agree it may be the last for me too.They look lovely but thats as far as it goes lol Its nice when there driving without fault but that doesnt last long before there is a stack of jobs racking up.Its getting uncomfortable too banging over everything...maybe i am realising i hate the thing ha Maybe i should sell it tomorrow so someone else has a horrid friday the 13th haha joking i have just got to take the loss and sell it cheap iv learnt my lesson
  5. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I took the car to a zf specialist tuesday he said it needs to be refurbed at £1900 plus vat.That includes recon tc,bushes,clutches plates and new oil,he said its just tired and gear ratio is all that came up on diagnostics For me its a hard pill to swallow i paid £6000 for it last september i have had glow plugs,lower arm, discs, service and gearbox service and now gearbox fails at 75000 miles,throttle actuator needs doing at £397,rear brake shoes are grabbing may need whole new rear brakes on rear around £400 along with track rod end im just disapointed with bmw.My e36s didnt have these kind of issues and they were years old.The car doesnt seem to have been abused What options do i have ? Could i try just the tc recon and new oil for £800 or cut my losses and part ex,They are money pits lol
  6. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Well if thats the case the bmw specialist will be footing the bill or i will be footing his ass No drag racing off the lights and i dont think the car has been abused at all so maybe your right about the oil used
  7. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Maybe i shouldnt have had a service after all.The first car iv decided to take some precautionary measures on and its still going tits up.My moto was buy them cheap and drive them into the ground i think i may have to adopt that moto again :D
  8. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I have read a few posts about people having their tcs done by sussex and after refitting they have the exact same problems.It is a risk if you then have to have it done again the bill will be equal to having a new one i would think
  9. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I have heard about that additive but how bad it is slipping now it must be something serious.I am having to drive it in manual and in the lowest gear.Is there amy damage that can be caused by still driving it like this ?
  10. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    All my problems seem to have occured following the service maybe i should have just left it alone
  11. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Just looked at the ebay link mate cheers for that if it turns out to be the tc i will use him he seems to know what he's doing with them.its always been abit jerky but it appears most are and need an update.how much did it cost altogether with labour ? Its abit of a ball ache as i had it seviced 8 months ago at £400 and it looks like i will have to pay for it again along with what ever else is wrong..ohh the joys of bmw maintanence maybe i should just buy a corsa :)
  12. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Bmw specialist had it on diagnostics last week and only throttle actuater came up.I am going to take it to a gearbox specialist as the bmw bloke i use is the one who serviced the box and if he hasnt done it right hopefully they will be able to tell me what is wrong and what may have caused it.Iv read it can be solenoids,low fluids,mechatronics etc im hoping the box hasnt gone itself it only has 75000 on it
  13. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    I am actually based in cannock i just took a trip for a course to notts.do you know of anyone nearer this area mate ? I have read a post somewhere about someone in birmingham who reconditions the torque converters for around £500 does that sound realistic ?
  14. 525dleigh

    E60 gearbox slipping

    Hello all I recently posted about a loss in power in my 525d e60 55 reg.Having thought it was the engine losing power it turns out it is the gearvox i have the issue with.I have had the problem for 6-7 months of having no pull when going into 4th or 5th below 2000rpm so after a run to nottingham friday i could really feel the slipping especially in 5th when going 50 mph i put my foot down and the revs rise then fall and then it grips.I had the gearbox serviced about 8 months ago by a bmw specialist so unless he has ballsed it up i dont think its low fluid..what do you guys think it could be ?
  15. 525dleigh

    Could do with some expertise please chaps

    Took it to my indy the other day but only throttle actuator flagged up no other codes thats why im having trouble figuring it out
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