Re: Steptronic gearbox problem.

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Spoke to him this evening, and things have changed. Now it appears as if reverse is slipping, and it does it every time it's selected. It will reverse at tickover on level ground, but if given any accelerator, it just revs, and the car stops. It's beginning to sound expensive.
He rang the local BMW main dealer today. They had similar ideas as yourself about the fault, but they can't check it until next week.

Had a look on eBay. Steptronic gearboxes seem to go for anything between 300 and 700. Even at 300 it's not going to be cheap by the time labour costs are added.
I told him he should have bought an E39. :-) Mike.
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It's not usually worth doing a repair due to the high labour costs in removing and stripping - the cost of the parts for a full overhaul is a modest proportion of this. And I doubt you'd find a repairer who would guarantee the work without doing a full overhaul.

My preference is to use a specialist who do the work themselves rather than those who are just fitters of other's work. And that would usually mean overhauling your own box.
The only one I know of personally is in this area of SW London - close to The Oval.
Total Transmission Services Ltd Glouster House 17 Crammer Road London SW9 6EJ
020 7735 6566/6676

It really depends. A secondhand one out of a low mileage wreck could have lots of life left. But it's a personal decision to be made by the owner.

Wonder if it was on its way out then...

OK. I'd guess at about 1500 quid to have a decent job done.
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