4.6is gearbox - wish me luck!

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4.6is gearbox - wish me luck!

Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:22 pm

Gearbox has always been perfect, no lurches and smooth changes. Pulled out the other day and the transmission slipped, no errors on dash and was slightly better when I’d driven carefully a couple of miles home, a mostly level drive.

Just had her picked up on a recovery truck and off to the gearbox specialist, hopefully a gearbox service rather a rebuild!
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 pm

What’s the mileage and have you ever had the oil and filter changed.
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:28 pm

It’s got 107k on it, I did the diff seals and fluids and transfer case when we put the new brake lines on, the pan was so rusty it needed a new one as the drain plug won’t budge so I hadn’t quite got round to doing anything or finding a local “expert”. It’s kind of been on my to do list but was driving so nicely ....!
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Re: 4.6is gearbox - wish me luck!

Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:45 am

Hopefully it’s just a level issue
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 pm

That’s what the gearbox man said, as there were no other issues prior, new pan, filter and bolts on the way so we’ll see soon.
Must move some of those other jobs I’ve been delaying further up the list!
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Just picked up the oil, filter and "o" rings today from BMW. £164. Bought a new set of bolts of internet for £3 for 30 and already had a gasket. Thought that was a decent price.
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:39 pm

Might have been cheaper from Cotswold BMW Henry, they quoted me £178 inc vat for the filter, gasket, o-rings and a new sump pan. Not sure how much the sump pan is but would have taken it down a bit.
I find them pretty good for most bits and my local dealer (Ocean BMW) can’t/won’t match their prices.
Drop them an email next time you need anything or PM them on the forum
partscheltenham@cotswoldgroup.com
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 am

Well we’re back on the road, gearbox is behaving perfectly for now, will drop the oil again in 500 miles and see if there’s any junk in there, no doubt this might be the start of something else but it’s ok at the minute :driving:
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 am

sleepyfolk wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 am
Well we’re back on the road, gearbox is behaving perfectly for now, will drop the oil again in 500 miles and see if there’s any junk in there, no doubt this might be the start of something else but it’s ok at the minute :driving:
Thats great news, where did you get it serviced.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am

Falmouth clutch and gearbox centre on Tregoniggie Ind Est
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:41 pm

Bit to far for me to go....but thanks.

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