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ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
15-03-2019, 04:12 AM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(15-03-2019 01:22 AM)Beemerbro Wrote:  
(14-03-2019 12:47 PM)sash Wrote:  
(14-03-2019 09:08 AM)Beemerbro Wrote:  Lol that's not trueRofl
Europe has no motorplan but BMW has sealed for life oil here too, and throughout the world in fact
You should have a case against BMW and ZF, have you tried speaking to BMW?


No, I've never approached BMW about this because both the cars I had where autoboxes failed, I'd bought them as used cars, so they could argue all sort of things about how the car was cared for, how it was driven and so on by former owners so it could get complicated. But someone who bought a new automatic from them could have a winnable case I'm sure because there's enough data around the world to show that their advice on "lifetime oils" is wrong and unscientific. The manufacturers of the gearbox ZF themselves are contradicting BMW- that's evidence enough. I would have loved to take them to court if my circumstances placed me in that position but the people who could, just haven't bothered. I know some of their gearboxes are made by GM but the failures are same as ZF ones. Degradation of ATF is largely blamed for these failures in the majority of cases. I don't know what GM advises on their BMW autoboxes, but I've had several Vauxhall Astras using GM autoboxes and the manual recommends 40 000 mile ATF changes. I've never had failures on astra gearboxes and have had failures on 2 BMW autos.
The 330ci E46 I have had its transmission fail at 74k miles in the UK in 2010 and here they fail around that mileage(75-100k miles). It's now in SA now tho. I fitted a reconditioned one and its run perfectly since then and I changed its oil and filter this January and it was black but no metal fragments or sludge, and this car's in such a great state mechanically and aesthetically i want to see how long it will last as it's now 19 years old. Despite their bad oil advice, BMW have made a bullet proof car in the E46. For that I admire them deeply. Thumbs

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20-03-2019, 02:42 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(11-01-2019 09:57 PM)RonCT Wrote:  Has anyone in Cape Town done the service?

I'm standing outside by them now in Stikland to see if they can change my oil as I've done 210 000km already as SMG told me they do not change gearbox oil. They say they gonna test the quality of my current oil then advise. Hope they still do the R3000 deal.

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20-03-2019, 05:55 PM
Post: #43
RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
Just to update you all on this thread - I just came from ZF autoshop in Stikland, Cape Town and they checked the current oil for metal traces and burnt smells as I just passed 207 000 km and they will be able to change the oil. So they will call me in a week to arrange a time for the change as he indicated I can still drive a bit with the oil. I also found out from Ruan (the guy with the long beard) that they will be having a meeting about the price to give a good deal again for us Beemers. Hopefully they can give that R3000 deal again.

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20-03-2019, 06:45 PM
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Waiting eagerly for a special Fencelook

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29-03-2019, 08:43 PM
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update: The deal is R3800 for a ZF service and they do the diff oil change for free. I just need to get 2ltr of diff oil from BMW. Not a bad deal but that HYPOID AXLE oil is damn expensive at almost R1400. Going to do it only next month. Too broke after the oil and brake service this month.

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03-05-2019, 07:16 AM
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Has the special started?

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06-05-2019, 02:50 PM
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(03-05-2019 07:16 AM)Diesellover Wrote:  Has the special started?

Yes special has started on all ZF 6HP and 8HP transmissions.
Price is R3000 incl VAT

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06-05-2019, 03:36 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(06-05-2019 02:50 PM)ZF Services South Africa Wrote:  
(03-05-2019 07:16 AM)Diesellover Wrote:  Has the special started?

Yes special has started on all ZF 6HP and 8HP transmissions.
Price is R3000 incl VAT

Nico

Hi,

Please can you advise if my transmission qualifies for this special?
My VIN number is VIN: LT01966
I am based in Cape Town

Thanks in advance
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06-05-2019, 09:15 PM
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RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
That's a sweet deal. I just got a quote for the 6er... $1050 plus GST...so basically R11.5k and some change.

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10-05-2019, 01:03 PM
Post: #50
RE: ZF Automatic transmission oil service special - R3000
(06-05-2019 03:36 PM)RonCT Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 02:50 PM)ZF Services South Africa Wrote:  
(03-05-2019 07:16 AM)Diesellover Wrote:  Has the special started?

Yes special has started on all ZF 6HP and 8HP transmissions.
Price is R3000 incl VAT

Nico

Hi,

Please can you advise if my transmission qualifies for this special?
My VIN number is VIN: LT01966
I am based in Cape Town

Thanks in advance

Sorry for the delayed response, been quite busy with services the past few days. Your car is fitted with a ZF 5HP19 transmission. You can call Ruan Swanepoel at ZF Cape Town to make a booking - 021 950 6300. Just make sure that they have the parts in stock at the time of booking as the 5HP transmissions are not very popular anymore.

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170 Herman Street, Meadowdale, Ext. 3, Germiston
P.O.Box 2098, Kempton Park, 1620


Nico Eksteen
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Phone:011 457 0005
Cell: 082 776 2757
Email: Nico.Eksteen@zf.com
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