Bmw Automatic Transmission

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Specifications Preliminary Note. Below is a table of reference gear ratios as provided with the ZF 8HP transmission, though actual implementations may differ depending on the tuning and specifications of individual vehicle manufacturers such as BMW and Audi. Jun 02, 2017 The BMW’s Steptronic automatic transmission gives you options so that you don’t have to choose between an automatic or manual transmission. The gearbox with the Steptronic gives you the choice between using a manual shift when you want to, and changing over to the multi-drive mode automatic when you need it. Replaced the automatic transmission on my 1998 bmw 323i. At first it ran perfectly but the torque converter seal leaked. Replaced the seal and installed the transmission again. This time I replaced AT fluid, and gasket.

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BMW has been telling vehicle owners for quite some time now that their transmission is “lifetime fill” and does not ever need to be changed. This is purely marketing hype. Essentially, lifetime is the lifetime of the transmission. When it fails, that was its lifetime.

To their credit, the reason they are able to make such claims is due largely in part to the extremely high quality and durability of the fluid used in these newer transmissions. If you have a newer BMW, you most likely will have a ZF sourced automatic transmission using synthetic Lifegard 5 or 6 fluid.

In my opinion and experience, it is a good idea to do a full transmission service at least every 80,000-100,000 miles. Transmissions of past eras were more in the range of 30,000-50,000 miles between fluid changes.


These automatic transmissions from ZF / BMW are not your run of the mill slushboxes. They are sealed units, and you will not be able to check the fluid with a dipstick. They require specialized skill and knowledge to service, and I don’t recommend going to the cheap fluid flush places, you will be asking for trouble. Even if they get the fluid type correct, they still haven’t replaced the filter. Even to fill to the correct level is complicated, and has to be done with the engine running and fluid measured to correct temperature.

I rarely ever do a simple drain and fill. For the ZF 6hp26 series transmissions found on many models, as well as the new ZF 8 speed, the filter is integrated into the pan, so you will have to replace the entire pan. The fluid is also not cheap, but worth it to insure proper operation and longevity. In addition, these units are known for oil leaks, so I always replace the motronics connector sleeve as well as the internal valve body main pressure seal. In fact, I have actually saved several 6 and 7 series BMW owners who thought they needed a whole new transmission by simply servicing these common problem seals. Although more expensive, doing all these at once every time you service your transmission really is the best bet. Your transmission will thank you, and so will your wallet.

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If you are in need of a trasnmsision fluid/flush service, I can definately get you sorted. I use OE grade fluid and all original parts from the manufacturer for the filter/pan and seals. Click here for BMW Repair in San Diego.

If you need a transmission rebuild, I may or may not be able to accomodate you. As a mobile technician, doing a full rebuild on a BMW transmission is not the easiest thing to do. However, there are some cases where a transmission might seem like it needs a full rebuild, but can actually be fixed with a partial rebuild. The 5 speed ZF 5hp24 transmission used on v8 engines of the early 2000’s and late 90’s is a good example. Often the front drum cracks in half around the snap ring groove. In that case I can order a new updated front clutch drum and repair the transmission without completely disassembling it. Ends up being a fraction of the price of a full rebuild.

If you have a manual Getrag 6 speed, I do service those as well. I also do clutch replacement on the manual transmissions. And if you do have the 6 speed, I can modify the clutch hydraulic circuit to remove the clutch delay valve, which will result in a much more responsive clutch pedal and greater control.

If you have an SMG transmission, I can still service it, but I don’t do a lot of them. So if it has a major problem and you bring it in to me here in San Diego, after I look at it if I am not 100% on the diagnosis I might send you somewhere else to get a second opinion before replacing anything. SMG parts and repairs are VERY expensive. One service I CAN provide for SMG owners is flash programming Euro SMG transmission software into your transmission control module. This upgrade transforms the SMG. Significantly improved shift quality and the ability to do launch control at 4k rpm with automatic upshifting at the redline.

If you want to replace your BMW transmission with the remanufactured BMW transmission then you are at the right place. An automatic transmission is also known as dual pedal technology or self-shifting transmission, as this system operates without a clutch pedal. The type of vehicle transmission that changes gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves and the need to shift gears erasing manually in your vehicle.

The three different modes of Stepronic transmission working are: The first mode is the fully automatic drive mode, allowing the driver to focus on other aspects of the driving experience without worrying about shifting of gear. The second mode is the sport driving mode that makes the engine rev higher before shifting or we can say it the manual mode. The third mode is a manual shift mode, which gives the driver the opportunity to fully control the shifting of the vehicle.

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You don’t have to choose between an automatic or manual transmission, The BMW’s transmission gives you the option. The gearbox with the Steptronic gives you the choice between using a manual-shift change when you want to and changing over to the multi-drive mode automatically when you need it. Remanufactured BMW transmission will save you most of the money.

The Steptronic transmission was first designed and shown by BMW for close to 20 years. Since that time, engineers and the design team in Munich have been trying to improve the transmission to make it more effective for drivers. The newest generation of the Steptronic shifts very quickly, and can be used in a wide variety of situations. This gives the driver plenty of range when it comes to performance, driving style and the driving mode chosen by the driver.

It’s simple to shift from the manual/sport mode to full manual by tipping the driver selector forward and then backward in the gear you want. You can also use the paddle shifters located on the steering wheel. You’ll end up with control over the gears of the vehicle, although the transmission is equipped with the ability to stop you from shifting into a gear that isn’t safe or from revving the engine too much.

Some models in the BMW also include the driving modes Comfort Sport, and Eco Pro. When in the Comfort the car will shift at a lower point and Eco drive modes.

The BMW’s Steptronic transmission has shown better performance than a car driven with a manual-shift transmission and the design is so good, despite the high level of experience of the driver. This advanced transmission gives drivers plenty of flexibility without compromising the experience of the driver. When you want to drive a fast, high-performance vehicle, you should definitely go with the BMW brand.

BMW Automatic Transmission Models.

  • BMW 5 series
  • ZF 8HP
  • BMW 7 series
  • BMW 3 series
  • BMW 8 serie
  • X5
  • M5
  • M3
  • BMW 1 series
  • BMW 6 series

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The traditional automatic transmission is also known as a torque converter. It is the self-shifting frequently used technology across most vehicles. It uses a torque converter or a hydraulic fluid coupling to change the gears instead of the clutch.

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