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My 2011 F11 520D is now up to 211K miles with original N47T engine, an Auto Gearbox Oil Change at 177K and a DPF replacement at 184K, she's still running well.

And before anyone asks.............Change the LL04 engine Oil religiously every 10K (just use cheapo GM Dexos2).........and everyone is happy.

 

Peter........................Do I win ?

 

 

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42 minutes ago, corripeter said:

Peter........................Do I win ?

Your certainly in pole position Peter :lol:

 

177k for gearbox service is that the 1st peter did you notice a change. 

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Hi Marko,

 

I had a few spurious Powertrain warnings pop up of the iDrive display when I was booting it when not fully warmed up, ...so at that time I considered it as preventative maintenance to do a gearbox oil change as it was still the original oil.

In reality I think it was the DPF getting too blocked which was the rogue element.

The oil change certainly helped the shift quality so I was not too miffed when the spurious error was not totally eradicated, I paid £500 for a BMW specialist in Milton Keynes to do the change, the only job on the car which I have ever sub'd out.

I tracked down a low mileage OEM DPF (26K miles) on eBay from a BMW X3 which was an identical match to my one, costing £240 it was well worth the punt.........and that fixed the spurious powertrain errors........it's  little fiddly to get the Turbo exit clamp on square, but all done in a single afternoon.

I reset the DPF setting to new using Carly and drove on...

I immediately picked up 4 more MPG as a result..........and since then the only further work needed was a Rear Airspring replacement.........my first in the 5 years I've had it.

 

So from my personal experience....... opting to change the G'Box oil at 177K has not created any further issues for me..it just helped with gearbox life in my mind.

 

Peter.

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10 hours ago, corripeter said:

Hi Marko,

 

I had a few spurious Powertrain warnings pop up of the iDrive display when I was booting it when not fully warmed up, ...so at that time I considered it as preventative maintenance to do a gearbox oil change as it was still the original oil.

In reality I think it was the DPF getting too blocked which was the rogue element.

The oil change certainly helped the shift quality so I was not too miffed when the spurious error was not totally eradicated, I paid £500 for a BMW specialist in Milton Keynes to do the change, the only job on the car which I have ever sub'd out.

I tracked down a low mileage OEM DPF (26K miles) on eBay from a BMW X3 which was an identical match to my one, costing £240 it was well worth the punt.........and that fixed the spurious powertrain errors........it's  little fiddly to get the Turbo exit clamp on square, but all done in a single afternoon.

I reset the DPF setting to new using Carly and drove on...

I immediately picked up 4 more MPG as a result..........and since then the only further work needed was a Rear Airspring replacement.........my first in the 5 years I've had it.

 

So from my personal experience....... opting to change the G'Box oil at 177K has not created any further issues for me..it just helped with gearbox life in my mind.

 

Peter.

 

 

Peter there was no need to Sub the gearbox oil change out, i'm just average ok on diy stuff. But you seem to have the skill to do it especially if you changed your own DPF etc. it is an easy job took me around an hour and but i used a friends ramp. I just watched a few videos on youtube and it was actually very simple.

 

 

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