Question about 1998 BMW 5 Series
New problem my 528I 1998 BMW has recently started hesitating to move into first gear unless I go out and let it sit idle and warm up for a few minutes regardless to whether or not it is cold out (worse if cold).
Once it warms up and I take of all is fine but before I did not have to do this and could just go out, start the car and slowly allow it to warm up on its own before I hit 10-20mph.
Change fluid & filter. no dipstick, sealed tranny. can remove both pans from underneath to access filter.
It is a GM 4L30E trans. used on Isuzu Rodeo and Cadillac Catera. BMW, in their inifinite wisdom, markets it as lifetime fluid. The second biggest bunch of **** advertising that ever was. Heat and friction will wear out ANY fluid!
BTW, it will delay shifting into highest gear when cold. this is normal
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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