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Auto Transmission Oil change
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Good day Fanatics

Is there anyone that can advise when the automatic transmission fluid in an F30 automatic should be changed if at all?

I asked BMW and was told never. I would think the oil would deteriorate after some time and should be changed at some time... My vehicle is currently at 83000km

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#2
Theres only one place. ZF Germiston bud.
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BMW Techs are idiots, between 80 to 90k km is where it should be done.
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(01-08-2018, 02:23 PM)yush1 Wrote: Theres only one place. ZF Germiston bud.

Thanks Yush1

I will contact them and ask.

(01-08-2018, 02:31 PM)Nikhil Wrote: BMW Techs are idiots, between 80 to 90k km is where it should be done.

Thanks Nikhil

I guess I better find a place to do it then, as BMW do not do it on MP and will probably charge a fortune if I insist on it being changed.
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#5
ZF often run specials for around R3800 for a gearbox service.
Normal price is around R5500 IIRC.

As Nikhil mentioned 80-90k is a good time to replace the oil.

You can contact Nico/Hardus

ZF Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
170 Herman Street, Meadowdale, Ext. 3, Germiston, 1401
P.O. Box 2098, Kempton Park, 1620
Phone: +27 11 457 0112
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BMW are seriously pulling the wool over eyes...... It is supposed to be changed at between 80 and 90k kms. That is the recommendation from ZF themselves! BMW dont do it because it would cost them too much in time and oil, that is the only reason technically. The other reason is they hope to catch you for a gearbox replacement bill out of motor plan - bastards!

Their favorite comment is "the gearbox has lifetime oil - no need to change it" - utter BS!!! what oil lasts forever I ask........Hammerhead
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Its strange that manual transmissions dont usually have these problems. Fencelook
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(01-08-2018, 03:27 PM)yush1 Wrote: Its strange that manual transmissions dont usually have these problems. Fencelook

Anything electronic will be more unreliable than mechanical. I trust my left foot more...
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Thanks all.

I will make a point to get it changed, although it will have to be outside of BMW.

Just a quick question, will changing the oil outside of a BMW stealership void my Motorplan?
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(02-08-2018, 06:31 AM)MiteshN Wrote: Thanks all.

I will make a point to get it changed, although it will have to be outside of BMW.

Just a quick question, will changing the oil outside of a BMW stealership void my Motorplan?


It will not affect your plan, just don't tell bmw they you had it done, I'm also planning on getting mine done soon, maybe if we can get rally 10 cars ZF might offer a small discount smile bounce


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(02-08-2018, 06:38 AM)S1NGH 911 Wrote:
(02-08-2018, 06:31 AM)MiteshN Wrote: Thanks all.

I will make a point to get it changed, although it will have to be outside of BMW.

Just a quick question, will changing the oil outside of a BMW stealership void my Motorplan?


It will not affect your plan, just don't tell bmw they you had it done, I'm also planning on getting mine done soon, maybe if we can get rally 10 cars ZF might offer a small discount smile bounce


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(02-08-2018, 06:38 AM)S1NGH 911 Wrote:
(02-08-2018, 06:31 AM)MiteshN Wrote: Thanks all.

I will make a point to get it changed, although it will have to be outside of BMW.

Just a quick question, will changing the oil outside of a BMW stealership void my Motorplan?


It will not affect your plan, just don't tell bmw they you had it done, I'm also planning on getting mine done soon, maybe if we can get rally 10 cars ZF might offer a small discount smile bounce


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i also want to do the service and am waiting eagerly for a special.

ZF should organise a special for the fanatics.
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Keen as well....
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Ill make contact tomorrow and see if they can assist fanatics.

They did offer a special at raceday


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(02-08-2018, 05:24 PM)FiRi@Rennzport Wrote: Ill make contact tomorrow and see if they can assist fanatics.

They did offer a special at raceday


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They will respond tomorrow, you guys can ask avout kzn..i would suggest getting a list going to see if theres possible interest. Kzn CT and JHB.



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Jhb:

1. MiteshN
2. dees@F30
3. S1NGH 911
4. lefoba
5. WyKid
6.?


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Jhb:

1. MiteshN

2. dees@F30

3. S1NGH 911

4. lefoba

5. WyKid

6. Kili1

7. ?

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Just got off the line with Renier from ZF...They have come up with a special for BMWFanatics.

They are having an issue logging in , could admin please assist @SubLoaded @YUBEN


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(02-08-2018, 09:04 PM)kili1 Wrote: Jhb:

1. MiteshN

2. dees@F30

3. S1NGH 911

4. lefoba

5. WyKid

6. Kili1

7. Junz

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