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Old 04-22-2021, 03:22 PM
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So do you order "Freedom Fries" when you go to Mickie D?
Wow...I forgot about that Americanism...good one

Maybe it's time to get some sleep
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:08 PM
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Just follow the tis, or ZF'/GM's fill procedure. Done it 5 times now, easy to follow as long as you can monitor trans temp.

I hang my foxwell out the left side door so I can see temp while filling on the floor. I do the cold fill, start it, top off, wait until 30*c (86*f), top off, cycle trans through gears (including manual mode) for 3 seconds each, get back under it and top off until fluid is dripping out when it hits 100-110*f. Done. That's for ZF trans but it sounds like the gm procedure is similar.

I think it will show ect simultaneously as trans temp. Going to be doing this procedure on our diesel e70 in the next week or so following transmission replacement. That's been a fun saga... Taking "while I'm in there" to new levels.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:12 PM
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So do you order "Freedom Fries" when you go to Mickie D?
I do!
Usually from some liberal douchebag working there with some obscure college degree in some kind of gender studies.

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I've received a lot of good advice concerning my failing transmission and I thank everyone for helping me. After everything I have checked with it I regret to say that I will have the transmission shop rebuild my transmission. I have gone to this shop for 30+ years and I've never had a problem with their work. Unfortunately it is going to cost me $3,500 - $4,500 😞

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Old 04-22-2021, 10:26 PM
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Is a 2005 X5 even worth that kind of money?
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Is a 2005 X5 even worth that kind of money?
It is worth spending that if you get a few more years use from it. It's often not about "market value" but your own balance of "what's it worth to ME" and the cost of a suitable replacement....

I often see people junk a car because of a potential $3,000 repair bill, to then go and spend $10,000 on a replacement vehicle...
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+1.

I cannot get a similar replacement for less but I'd probably opt for a used whole xm. (if can find low enough miles and at least 6 mo. warranty). I would definitely fix my X5 if I had to.

We just sold wife's X5 "for scrap" basically because it apparently had the CCV plug up and pressurized the oil system and blew out all the seals. We turned that car into the tax and title for a 2012 E70.
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Is a 2005 X5 even worth that kind of money?
We have this discussion with customers every day.

If you buy a $4,000 car to rep!ace it, what's to say you won't be in the same position in another 3 months?

If you want to replace it with a low mileage used car, you're looking at $10 - 15,000. Used car prices are through the roof. Aside from that, finding a well cared for used car is not that easy, and a job all of its own. New cars are triple that price.

Often, if the car is in decent shape, on balance, it does make sense to fix it and get a few more years out of it.
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I do like the way you think Caryalon. So I may be crazy putting the money out on fixing the transmission, but the car itself is very nice well cared for yes I bought it used but hey it was nice when I bought it and it still is. So to fix the transmission yeah I'll get years out of it no problem because then it is like a brand new transmission again and I won't have to worry about it for a while except just the regular fluid filter change every so often.
Back in 1968 my Grandpa bought a Chrysler New Yorker brand new off the showroom floor. When unleaded gasoline came into Play we rebuilt the engine to run this lower quality gas. At that time the car had 200,000 miles on it. the car now has 535,000 original miles on it yes the transmission has been rebuilt as well and it went from my grandpa to my mom and it is now mine. To this day I still have my first car out of high School. It's a 1955 Porsche 356 pre A . continental coupe. And I recently acquired my dad's 1968 Turner GT fastback with a 390 big block in it with over 400,000 miles on it. So to answer the question on everybody's mind. Why am I fixing the transmission in a '05 X5? because I like my X5, I like my cars.. and it's cheaper than a car payment and I know what's going on with it. If I bought a used car I'm starting from scratch as far as knowing what the condition of the drivetrain is in and what kind of treatment it has had in the past. If I buy a new car I'm starting from scratch with payments which would include a high interest rate perhaps to pay back the loan higher insurance rates until the car is paid off also I would have to carry full coverage insurance. So yeah that's where I'm at.
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When I first got my X5, I did a bunch of research including how much was a used transmission. I made one goof: when doing the math for per mile I didn't factor in premium gas: oops!

Happy accident because it may have stopped me from getting the car.

I was able to pay cash for my car, so even used never had a payment.

A few years ago I did a couple calculations; 1) at the current price of gas, how much per month and 2) at the price I paid, what would my payments have been with 20% down.

The answers were virtually identical, almost exactly $150.

So, by not having a used car payment my gas is free. (also with 20 yr old car, full coverage insurance with no deductable is $65/mo).

Your transmission will pay for itself. Just like my gas. (You'll have to pay for your gas for about 24 months while your non car payment pays off your transmission).
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