View Full Version : A question about Automatic tranny as well as stick....
Well I see the most of people here drive stick and I guess it's because you all want better performance. Other than that do you avoid BMW automatic because it's a lot of cash to rebuild one and that's why. I mean is it only from performance wise? I noticed on roadfly bmw forum many e34 owners on 540 have replaced the trannys and niaksil blocks...So I guess to be on safe side you stick to the manual tranny..
Also is it posible for manual tranny to die besides replacing the clutch ? If so how often? Thanks
04-08-2005, 02:12 AM
Performance is obviously better in a stick but MPG is better also. I have also heard that repairs on MT is cheaper than AT for any car.
In most other countries, MT is the majority choice even for minivans.
yah, south america is MT everywhere
04-08-2005, 04:57 PM
remember, AT is still considered a "luxury" feature... back then it cost a lot to get a auto tranny cuz everything was made manual.
Yes,I know about performance and better on fuel but I had some feeling that people here dont trust automatic bmw tranny. I was trying to determine how often manual tranny would blow comparing to automatic on bmw cars.Does it ever blow besides replacing the clutch?
04-09-2005, 01:08 AM
I can't answer for BMW but I haven't heard good things about AT in Maximas. Regardless of the manuf, if it blows, it'll cost you less in a MT.
04-09-2005, 01:12 AM
The ZF HP22 is a forward clutch pack burning pile of poo.
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