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ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
11-01-2019, 02:49 PM
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ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
Wife's x5 done this morning. Excellent service by the team. They explained everything and answered all my questions, regardless of how many times i asked the same question over and over again. Professional service and I will use their services again in future.

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11-01-2019, 09:57 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
Has anyone in Cape Town done the service?
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17-01-2019, 02:58 PM
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My 335i was done this morning. Really appreciate the service from ZF Services JHB. PraiseThumbs

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17-01-2019, 03:53 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(11-01-2019 09:57 PM)RonCT Wrote:  Has anyone in Cape Town done the service?

I'd also like to here about some service experiences here in Cape Town. I'd like to take my car for a gearbox service before this special expires.
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08-03-2019, 02:17 PM
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pity i only saw this now. aaaarg.
whats the price for the service? i have a 2010 bmw e82 125i. auto.
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08-03-2019, 02:24 PM
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This was a crazy good deal considering the parts I bought to do this service were close to R3k.

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08-03-2019, 02:54 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(08-03-2019 02:17 PM)golfer23 Wrote:  pity i only saw this now. aaaarg.
whats the price for the service? i have a 2010 bmw e82 125i. auto.

Hi golfer23, current price is R3800 incl VAT for both 6HP and 8HP transmissions.

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08-03-2019, 03:00 PM
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Bravo

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08-03-2019, 03:08 PM
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Praise
(08-03-2019 03:00 PM)vjx Wrote:  Bravo
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08-03-2019, 08:08 PM
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(08-03-2019 02:54 PM)ZF Services South Africa Wrote:  
(08-03-2019 02:17 PM)golfer23 Wrote:  pity i only saw this now. aaaarg.
whats the price for the service? i have a 2010 bmw e82 125i. auto.

Hi golfer23, current price is R3800 incl VAT for both 6HP and 8HP transmissions.

Nico
Awesome. Missed out on the special due to other issues on the car but I will do this soon

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12-03-2019, 09:33 AM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(08-03-2019 02:54 PM)ZF Services South Africa Wrote:  
(08-03-2019 02:17 PM)golfer23 Wrote:  pity i only saw this now. aaaarg.
whats the price for the service? i have a 2010 bmw e82 125i. auto.

Hi golfer23, current price is R3800 incl VAT for both 6HP and 8HP transmissions.

Nico

Hi Nico, surely this price above may be incorrect, as I requested a quote on email from you on the 1 March 2019 and you stated that the special had finished and that it was back to the standard service at R5980 VAT incl for 8HP transmission change?

Please note I stand to be correct and apologize if i am wrong, as perhaps this may only be a special those on BMWfanatics and not on email direct.

Only ever heard great things about Nico and his team at ZF.
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13-03-2019, 09:08 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(08-01-2019 03:07 PM)ZF Services South Africa Wrote:  Hi all!

Best wishes for 2019.
We have an oil service special running until 31 January 2019 for the incredibly low price of R3000 incl VAT.

The special includes a drain of the old oil, replacement of the sump/filter unit and filling up with fresh ZF Lifeguard 6 or Lifeguard 8 oil. The service takes approx. 2 hours to complete. The customer is welcome to wait while we do the service or we can drop him/her off at a nearby shopping centre.

For those guys with the highly modified BM's we recommend that you service the transmission every 40 000 km.

Please note that if the adaption values of the transmission are too high and the oil quality is poor (dark) we would not recommend to do an oil service. (This can only be determined when the vehicle is at ZF)

Normally services can still be done on vehicles with 160 000 km and less.

We have branches in JHB, CPT and DBN. Please ensure to make a booking prior to bringing your car to ZF.
Please see our signature for contact details/address or send a PM.

Please note that this special is only applicable to ZF 6 and 8 speed transmissions and does not include non-ZF units such as GM or DSG etc.

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Hi, I'm only seeing this now. Is this still valid and in Cape Town? I got a 2012 F30 320d with 210000km. The gearbox is 100% fine but this lifetime fluid thing of BMW sounds a bit nonsense to me when I asked them at the previous oil change if they do gearbox and coolant changes. I only go into sport mode with paddle-shift when I need to overtake trucks otherwise I'm normally in comfort mode.

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13-03-2019, 09:34 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
Should this still be available for CPT, I will make a booking asap.

Please advise.

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13-03-2019, 11:43 PM
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ZF manufactures a gearbox and recommends 100k KMS or 8 yrs oil changes.
BMW put the ZF gearbox in their car and say it's lifetime oil- and refuses to change the oil. The box fails outside of warranty period 5yrs and they don't want to know
I've never understood their logic, but seems to me BMW want the gearbox to fail so they can make money. Thumbdown

I've always wondered if one could sue them for giving customers wrong advice, when the gearbox fails and they refuse to fix or replace it.
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14-03-2019, 08:47 AM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(13-03-2019 11:43 PM)Beemerbro Wrote:  ZF manufactures a gearbox and recommends 100k KMS or 8 yrs oil changes.
BMW put the ZF gearbox in their car and say it's lifetime oil- and refuses to change the oil. The box fails outside of warranty period 5yrs and they don't want to know
I've never understood their logic, but seems to me BMW want the gearbox to fail so they can make money. Thumbdown

I've always wondered if one could sue them for giving customers wrong advice, when the gearbox fails and they refuse to fix or replace it.
The lifetime of the vehicle is only while under motorplan.

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14-03-2019, 09:08 AM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(14-03-2019 08:47 AM)sash Wrote:  
(13-03-2019 11:43 PM)Beemerbro Wrote:  ZF manufactures a gearbox and recommends 100k KMS or 8 yrs oil changes.
BMW put the ZF gearbox in their car and say it's lifetime oil- and refuses to change the oil. The box fails outside of warranty period 5yrs and they don't want to know
I've never understood their logic, but seems to me BMW want the gearbox to fail so they can make money. Thumbdown

I've always wondered if one could sue them for giving customers wrong advice, when the gearbox fails and they refuse to fix or replace it.
The lifetime of the vehicle is only while under motorplan.

Lol that's not trueRofl
Europe has no motorplan but BMW has sealed for life oil here too, and throughout the world in fact
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14-03-2019, 09:11 AM
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ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
They say the same thing on diff oil. I changed mine just last week. Stuff was nasty. After the new one, slipping was a far less.

P.S. Diff oil is some nasty stuff. Use gloves.

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14-03-2019, 09:17 AM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(14-03-2019 09:11 AM)Holiman Wrote:  They say the same thing on diff oil. I changed mine just last week. Stuff was nasty. After the new one, slipping was a far less.

P.S. Diff oil is some nasty stuff. Use gloves.

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yes, diff oil smells awful, and it too needs to be changed. I also changed manual gearbox oil even though those don't really break down if not changed, but after changing it, the gear shift was so much smoother, the car became quieter and it kinda feels a bit faster than before, but maybe its psychological. When I changed the autobox oil after 60k kms it was black instead of red, but the magnets had no metal bits which is a good sign. There was no change in the car's performance tho after ATF change fo rme
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14-03-2019, 12:47 PM
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(14-03-2019 09:08 AM)Beemerbro Wrote:  Lol that's not trueRofl
Europe has no motorplan but BMW has sealed for life oil here too, and throughout the world in fact
You should have a case against BMW and ZF, have you tried speaking to BMW?

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15-03-2019, 01:22 AM
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(14-03-2019 12:47 PM)sash Wrote:  
(14-03-2019 09:08 AM)Beemerbro Wrote:  Lol that's not trueRofl
Europe has no motorplan but BMW has sealed for life oil here too, and throughout the world in fact
You should have a case against BMW and ZF, have you tried speaking to BMW?


No, I've never approached BMW about this because both the cars I had where autoboxes failed, I'd bought them as used cars, so they could argue all sort of things about how the car was cared for, how it was driven and so on by former owners so it could get complicated. But someone who bought a new automatic from them could have a winnable case I'm sure because there's enough data around the world to show that their advice on "lifetime oils" is wrong and unscientific. The manufacturers of the gearbox ZF themselves are contradicting BMW- that's evidence enough. I would have loved to take them to court if my circumstances placed me in that position but the people who could, just haven't bothered. I know some of their gearboxes are made by GM but the failures are same as ZF ones. Degradation of ATF is largely blamed for these failures in the majority of cases. I don't know what GM advises on their BMW autoboxes, but I've had several Vauxhall Astras using GM autoboxes and the manual recommends 40 000 mile ATF changes. I've never had failures on astra gearboxes and have had failures on 2 BMW autos.
The 330ci E46 I have had its transmission fail at 74k miles in the UK in 2010 and here they fail around that mileage(75-100k miles). It's now in SA now tho. I fitted a reconditioned one and its run perfectly since then and I changed its oil and filter this January and it was black but no metal fragments or sludge, and this car's in such a great state mechanically and aesthetically i want to see how long it will last as it's now 19 years old. Despite their bad oil advice, BMW have made a bullet proof car in the E46. For that I admire them deeply. Thumbs
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