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#1576 of 2734 Re: BMW Manual Transmission?? [joyrider147]
Mar 27, 2006 (9:25 am)
RealOEM.com 1990 525i manual transmission
That is a transmission right from BMW that'll have a warranty and everything.... I'm sure you can find a used one from a junkyard or online or something for much cheaper. That choice is up to you.
Regardless, I believe a transmission replacement is something like a 8-9 hour job and most BMW Centers charge around $100/hour. Of course, I might be a little off there, but you get the general idea.
#1577 of 2734 Re: BMW Manual Transmission?? [joyrider147]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2006 (5:04 pm)
I did this job on a 1990 Saab and it cost over $3,000, and that car would be easy compared to yours.
#1578 of 2734 Re: BMW Manual Transmission?? [joyrider147]
Mar 28, 2006 (1:35 pm)
I'd check with Koala Motorsport. Brett Anderson almost certainly knows more about this subject than anyone else.
Mar 29, 2006 (3:48 pm)
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#1581 of 2734 Re: BMW Manual Transmission?? [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 31, 2006 (10:47 am)
did this job on a 1990 Saab and it cost over $3,000, and that car would be easy compared to yours.
Aw cmon, it's gotta be cheaper to repair/replace the tranny on a RWD car than on one that transmits power thru a transaxle to the front wheels.
#1582 of 2734 Changing the time display to 24h format
Mar 31, 2006 (6:00 pm)
I just purchased a 2001 525iT with manual transmission and 57k miles. I like the 24h format but the clock in the radio (w/o Bord Computer) shows the 12h am/pm format. How can I change the setting? The booklet that comes with the radio only describes the version *with* BC, and there it is easy to change the format.
Strangely enough, the radio itself uses the European 9 kHz jumps for AM-stations, instead of the 10 kHz jumps used in the US, which means that I can not receive many of the AM-stations in the USA. Also this setting should be possible to change. Any idea?
#1583 of 2734 Re: BMW Manual Transmission?? [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 04, 2006 (12:18 pm)
oh yeah? Try it. A rebuilt driveshaft alone is $600...and you'll need a transmission, (figure $750) trans. mounts, $150, clutch assembly (500?) flywheel (ouch!), clutch and brake pedal assembly (wrecker) (and what do you bolt THAT to if there are no mounting holes under the dash?), slave master and clutch slave,(couple hundred easy) new used console,($150?) probably some floor modifications.
I'd venture that the Saab was easier, since it's a 100% bolt in job, no modifications whatsoever except changing the gearing in the tranmission, which is really easy since it's driven by chain and sprockets.
#1584 of 2734 2006 BMW 525i Consumes Engine Oil
Apr 04, 2006 (9:07 pm)
I purchasd a brand new 2006 525i in Sept 2005. Since then I have had to tip off the engine oil about 5 times. The last couple times, it was about 1,700 miles in between. For my driving needs, 1,700 miles is about 4 to 5 weeks. Each time I put in 1 quart of synthetic oil. I think the car consumes too much oil compared to other cars (Lexus, Toyota, Honda) that I owned before. Does any one have a similar problem? What can we do to correct this situation? What could BMW dealers or factory do to help?
#1585 of 2734 Re: Changing the time display to 24h format [drenthe]
Apr 05, 2006 (3:28 am)
We bought the same wagon via ED in 2001. I also was
unsuccessful in getting the display into 24-hour mode.
Hope someone answers you in a positive manner.