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      01-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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New auto gearbox on its way

I've just been told I need a new 8AT gearbox for my F30 Sport. The car has less than 20000 miles on and about 5000 miles ago developed a really annoying loud whistle whilst going in reverse. BMW have booked me in to swap it out next week. Was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue???
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      01-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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That's interesting, my gearbox has only covered 9K miles since July last year but for the last 1,500-2,000 miles I've noticed a distinct whine in reverse that wasn't there in the early days. Not bad, but may have to watch out for it getting worse.
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I think most mfr's just swap the box and return to factory these days - the effort of stripping a box (in a dealer) for even a small problem is too much in terms of time/cost.
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That's interesting, my gearbox has only covered 9K miles since July last year but for the last 1,500-2,000 miles I've noticed a distinct whine in reverse that wasn't there in the early days. Not bad, but may have to watch out for it getting worse.
Hey Rob did it start with a light whistle/ whine... mine is on 7k and I already have a noticeable noise in reverse...thinking I need to take it in
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Same as Mungo and I'm only 3K in. Not enough to bother me though. Fingers crossed things do not deteriorate eh!!
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Hey Rob did it start with a light whistle/ whine... mine is on 7k and I already have a noticeable noise in reverse...thinking I need to take it in
Yep, initially when the car was new there was no noise at all then one day I noticed it but it wasn't too loud. Now it's quite distinct, not worryingly so but definitely noticeable.
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I think most mfr's just swap the box and return to factory these days - the effort of stripping a box (in a dealer) for even a small problem is too much in terms of time/cost.
These new 8 spd tranny's are so complicated a dealer wouldn't want to work on them. They go to a depot for re-manufacturing.
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Hi all, just to give you an update. Mines got progressively worse over the last 5k or so. It's now started to jolt forward when I come to a stop, like its having trouble selecting a gear. It's booked in for Monday and it looks like just in time too.
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Hi all, just to give you an update. Mines got progressively worse over the last 5k or so. It's now started to jolt forward when I come to a stop, like its having trouble selecting a gear. It's booked in for Monday and it looks like just in time too.
New gearbox fitted yesterday and all seems good today
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