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  1. Hi folks, since I have a "cattle grind" effect(rpms flactuating while cruising, but not in a MS mode) I came to to conclusion that a torque converter needs to be refurbished/uprated. Found a company called Sussex autos, they also uprates/reinforce the TC locking mechanism(or something along those lines) Since the gearbox oil will have to be drained and new sump pan fitted anyway I thought that I could Google the other stuff that I could change it while at it. Besides mehatronic sleeve and other gaskets seals I found complete refurbishment kit/kits. Some of them comes with a nozzles(or something like that)and some don't, fair enough. Then I stumble upon different articles regarding this gearbox like stage 2 exedy sport clutch package that fits zf6hp26 AND 6R80(gearbox wich is a uprated gearbox but from Ford, straight fit would be nice..). Then there is a company in Autralia or NZ that does a uprated gearbox internals like drive shafts and other parts including TCs.... Anyway. . Has anybody bothered here to upgrade/uprate the gearbox for 535d? Got a remap and all but the gearbox and the TC is a limiting factor at the moment. I could change the oil and the TC + the seals/gaskets for the gearbox itself but for a extra £450 from exedy I could improve the gearbox so it handles close to 900-1000Nm instead of standart 700 Nm.. The other thing, is there a trader here or somebody else who could point me to the right direction where to get the ZF longlife 6 (or something like that) gearbox oil? I think I need a 10 litres of that stuff.. offcourse with a member discount and all.. Not too keen on ebay as one seller was offering 10 litres for £104 and the other one just offered 6 litres for £94.... something dodgy over there.
  2. Hi! I'm looking to change the Gearbox oil, the car is a E39 530d Auto touring M 2002 with 113.000 miles. It runs ok but I'd like to get it done ASAP before it's to late. Does anyone know what oil and filter does it need? Is it possible to get it from anywhere else other that at the BMW dealer? Cheers!
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