*pic* Fuck BMW. 'Consumer complaints'

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  1. ethyl

    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/bmw_trans.html

    It seems I'm not alone with my transmission problem... with hundreds of others having the same problem, but BMW refuses to recognize the defect. btw.. I'm "Michael from Cocoa" on the top of that page. :mamoru:

    pic from that shitty day:
     
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  2. Doro

    Doro For President

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    I've yet to have any problems like that in my beater honda, but maybe after 200,000 miles the problems will start? :dunno:
     
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    camaudio TALL. WHITE. BAIT. OT Supporter

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  5. ethyl

    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    pos that hole up
     
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    my acura is at 230 thousand and the only problem is a crack in one of my ac vents :(
     
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    and i still wonder why everyone on OT sucks BMW's dick
     
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    GLENS' GAY POS LOVER
     
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    thats what you get for buying a bimmer...
     
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    cheesesauce RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE

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    I didn't realize we have hills in Florida. Oh, and you shoulda put some type of material between your skin and the car.
     
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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    ZOMG BUT BMWS ARE THE PINNACLE OF GERMAN ENGINEERING AND RELIABILITY :noes:
     
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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    notrly :hs:
     
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    I almost bought a 99 328i but all the horror stories about em scared me away. :noes:


    that and sticks were hard to find and usually cost more than the autos...
     
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    cheesesauce RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE

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    therealciviczc New Member

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    God, what a complete piece of shit. Should have bought a german car. Sure you pay a bunch more, but they're all really well built.
     
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    buying a bmw just to say you have one :rofl:
     
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  20. ethyl

    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    bring on the hate! :ughj:
     
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    why the hell did u intentionally allow ur hands to contact 100 degree paint instead of using some material to cover them? i'm sure you had SOMETHING.
     
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    yer mom Pelvic THRUST

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    lol GM transmission
     
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    thats what you get for owning an AUTOMATIC bmw.
     
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    nah I have a '94 Accord with 315,000 miles on original motor/auto trans and I've never had these problems at all.
     
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    yer mom Pelvic THRUST

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    Pretty common problem on those trannys actually

    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=468165&highlight=GM+transmission

    The reverse is controlled by a clutch drum that has some very weak machining and very thin wall where a snap ring holding the clutch plates in is secured. This clutch drum is available (new) as an OEM part from a parts house. The drum looks like its cast out of some cheap pot metal and then machined.

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    About 270 degrees of the drum edge is broken off. This removes the pressure point of the snap ring that the clutch plates press against. I guess it starts to crack and works its way around the drum until it just breaks free - then No reverse. The real scary part is that when the shop dropped the pan, it was totally clean - all the broken pieces shown were laying on top of the valve body. The tech said that none of the parts were small enough to get into the valve body.

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    there is a stronger unit available. Service should be somewhere around $2,000.
     

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