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36 minutes ago, sams255 said:

I'm booked in at ZF for the 23rd March. I will let everyone know how it goes and updates with pics etc

Where is the ZF located you are heading to?? Germany??

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6 hours ago, Greenninja said:

Where is the ZF located you are heading to?? Germany??

Yes Germany Dortmund. Nottingham don't carry out services I asked them before. The guy there at Nottingham told me that if BMW says life on gearbox oil change then it means life (i think he was trying to be careful with words). My Gearbox has 150k on it and since i purchased it from Lancashire constabulary i have put 20k on it already (i ave owned it for 9 months). Under the freedom of information act they gave me the service history and it was maintained in-house. But they refuse to tell me if they did a Gearbox oil change and service history just says oil change, service A & B.

 

 

 

Zf for 540 Euros will service my gearbox which includes. Oil drain including TC, oil and new pan. They said they will also strip the Mechatronic and clean that out and change parts. If my gearbox has a problem they said they will repair it and if i  need a new gearbox they would be willing to do an exchange for 2000 euros for a new box.  Not that there is anything wrong with mine but i would like to get it serviced of course as i will like to keep the car for a while.  At least me and the wife can get a weekend away too.

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Hell of a journey to get a gearbox serviced, really is a shame they dont expand over here and have a service centre, im fairly sure they would get a lot of 5,6,7 etc owners in for gearbox services (lets face it no one really believes BMW and its LIFE policy)

 

I`m only on 66,000 miles so think I will hold off for a bit, may take the trip one day but in the mean time keep us all updated on how it goes, the experience as whole of visiting and how well they look after you, and then the end result and how it feels when driving.

 

Good luck and enjoy the road trip 

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So contacted my INDY garage that have been servicing my car and are German car specialists (not just BMW but also MERC and PORSCHE among others) and here is the reply I got.. a little pricey but saves me going to Germany and they have a sterling reputation in the BMW circles

 

Thank you for your enquiry reference the ZF transmission oil change on your BMW.
 
We recommend replacement of the transmission oil and filter at 80,000 mile intervals. The price for this replacement is £488 inc. parts, labour and VAT and also includes the replacement of the electrical sleeve that is very prone to leaking transmission oil.
 
I hope that this is the information you require and if I can help any further or to arrange an appointment please do not hesitate to let me know.
 
Many Thanks,
Daniel
PMW Ltd.
01245 4967
 
So my car will be going to these guys when needed, FYI they are based in Chelmsford Essex so hopefully will be close to some of you considering getting this done and if not then you can make a day of it and get to visit sunny Essex!!!
 
 

 

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