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      10-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #67
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bmw pays for it to be done when a new car reaches 1200 miles as part of a break- in service which also includes oil and diff fluid.since my trans was new,i figured i'd treat it the same way,out of an excess of caution.
BTW - Did BMW pay to change the transmission fluid on the new transmission under their normal maintenance? It *seems* like they should as the tranny was replaced due to manufacture's defect.
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      10-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #68
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BTW - Did BMW pay to change the transmission fluid on the new transmission under their normal maintenance? It *seems* like they should as the tranny was replaced due to manufacture's defect.
no,it was on me.i figured i wouldn't argue bc they had given me a new transmission,and it wasn't that bad before
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      10-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #69
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Just got mine out of the shop for this issue. They filed a PUMA case, BMW opted to replace my clutch instead of the entire transmission. Shifts are still notchier than I would like when cold but its waaaay better than it was. My main issue was the 2-3 shift I could feel metal on metal contact when shifting (no audible grind noise). I've driven enough MT cars over the years to know something wasn't right. My 135i shifted smoother.

Either way I had hoped they'd just replace the whole thing but the clutch replacement did enough that I'm not going to complain anymore. 25k miles on the clock with 3 months of warranty left.
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      10-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #70
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no,it was on me.i figured i wouldn't argue bc they had given me a new transmission,and it wasn't that bad before
Thanks for all the feedback. I don't really mind paying out of pocket for this either, but wanted to know what to expect. I glad they replaced the entire transmission as well.

I'm totally having a hard time with keeping it under 5,500 RPM btw.
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      10-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #71
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no,it was on me.i figured i wouldn't argue bc they had given me a new transmission,and it wasn't that bad before
What did you pay for the fluid change? I am reading these forums and seeing some ppl are paying 600-1,100? Is that normal?
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      10-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #72
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What did you pay for the fluid change? I am reading these forums and seeing some ppl are paying 600-1,100? Is that normal?
my fluid change was $218,including the new fluid and labor,which seems pretty reasonable.my new trans is feeling better and better as it gets some miles on it.
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      10-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #73
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my fluid change was $218,including the new fluid and labor,which seems pretty reasonable.my new trans is feeling better and better as it gets some miles on it.
Lol. OK. That sounds completely reasonable. Some craziness going on in this forum then...
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I had a new clutch put in about 6k miles ago. Nothing but great since then.

All under warranty.
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      10-31-2012, 07:54 AM   #76
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Just got mine out of the shop for this issue. They filed a PUMA case, BMW opted to replace my clutch instead of the entire transmission. Shifts are still notchier than I would like when cold but its waaaay better than it was. My main issue was the 2-3 shift I could feel metal on metal contact when shifting (no audible grind noise). I've driven enough MT cars over the years to know something wasn't right. My 135i shifted smoother.

Either way I had hoped they'd just replace the whole thing but the clutch replacement did enough that I'm not going to complain anymore. 25k miles on the clock with 3 months of warranty left.
mine is a brand new 2012 E92 M3 with a little over 3k miles on the odomotor. The transmission fluid was supposedly changed during the 1200 mile mark.

I am getting similar like you, 2-3 shift, could also feel metal on metal at times (no audible grind noise) and also at times, it happens on 1-2 & 4-5 shifts, where they are not the smoothest shifts as well.

Should I be concerned, or this is just normal for this transmission, and just live with it? thanks.
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mine is a brand new 2012 E92 M3 with a little over 3k miles on the odomotor. The transmission fluid was supposedly changed during the 1200 mile mark.

I am getting similar like you, 2-3 shift, could also feel metal on metal at times (no audible grind noise) and also at times, it happens on 1-2 & 4-5 shifts, where they are not the smoothest shifts as well.

Should I be concerned, or this is just normal for this transmission, and just live with it? thanks.
I'd bring it up with the dealer. Let them keep it overnight and tell them to get in and start driving right away in the morning. It should be obvious to anyone that drives a stick regularly. Request the shop foreman or somone else that has driven a lot of M's to do it. If they deny you ask to take another 6MT on the lot out for a spin and see if its the same.

With mine I would feel metal on metal on the 2-3 shift when cold and intermittently when warmed up. Sometimes it shifted smooth as butter and other times it would "grind." Now that they've replaced the clutch its still notchy and difficult to shift when cold but the metal grinding/sychro grinding issue is gone hot or cold. I just have to baby it and go easy on the first few shifts before its warm. Its usually good to go by the time I leave my neighborhood.

Would have preferred a new transmission but I'm satisfied.
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      11-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #78
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Ok, I just got my car back after changing the fluid on the new transmission. Smooth as butter now! Makes the car feel 1000x better.
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BTW - For those wondering if normal and how to get dealer to test it, I had the tech drive my car with me sitting in the passenger seat. I asked him to rev as high as possible then shift from 1-2 with the clutch all the way down and as fast as possible. Sure enough, it produced a nasty grind and had to be forced into second.
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my third gear is vibrating a lot anyone else have this?
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      11-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #81
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my third gear is vibrating a lot anyone else have this?
I had that as well. Vibrated really loudly. The dealer changed my shift lever as fix.
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