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Dead Beemer!
« on: 02 January 2019, 21:57:17 »

Well it seems Lord Opti's prophecy of my Beemer heading for the cubing machine wasn't too wide of the mark!  :(

I just nipped into town for some veg for my tea and on the way back I lost all power.  I managed to freewheel into a car park and luckily into a space.

It seems the gear box has given up the ghost as nothing happens in drive, or reverse and it makes a horrible crunching noise when I try to put it in park.

I've had it recovered home now, but the future dosn't look good for my poor old girl!  :'(

Maybe Lord Opti put a hex on it?  ::)
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #1 on: 02 January 2019, 22:07:17 »

I still occasionally miss mine :-\
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #2 on: 02 January 2019, 22:12:22 »

I still occasionally miss mine :-\


I don't.


Although I found myself looking at 320 estates the other day until sense set back in.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #3 on: 02 January 2019, 22:20:24 »

Well it seems Lord Opti's prophecy of my Beemer heading for the cubing machine wasn't too wide of the mark!  :(

I just nipped into town for some veg for my tea and on the way back I lost all power.  I managed to freewheel into a car park and luckily into a space.

It seems the gear box has given up the ghost as nothing happens in drive, or reverse and it makes a horrible crunching noise when I try to put it in park.

I've had it recovered home now, but the future dosn't look good for my poor old girl!  :'(

Maybe Lord Opti put a hex on it?  ::)
Gearbox or a drive shaft?
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #4 on: 02 January 2019, 22:25:33 »

I assume it's the gearbox, given the nasty noise when I try and put it in park.  :-\
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #5 on: 02 January 2019, 22:41:40 »

A couple of hundred quid and a day spannering and swearing should sort that.  :)
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #6 on: 02 January 2019, 22:56:35 »

I assume it's the gearbox, given the nasty noise when I try and put it in park.  :-\

My guess is that the propshaft is spinning due to a loss of drive further back and putting it into park is trying to lock the spinning shaft with a pawl hence the noise.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #7 on: 02 January 2019, 23:01:20 »

Just a diff change then ?  :'(
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #8 on: 02 January 2019, 23:23:58 »

Just a diff change then ?  :'(
Tie wraps should be fine.  :y
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #9 on: 02 January 2019, 23:27:12 »

A couple of hundred quid and a day spannering and swearing should sort that.  :)


For a BMW gearbox? They're a common failure and consequently sought after. Which bumps up the price. And that sort of job on a BMW requires a lot of inventive swearing!


Nobody makes better automatic transmissions than GM, which is why all the small scale, high-end manufacturers used them.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #10 on: 03 January 2019, 08:50:46 »

Nobody makes better automatic transmissions than GM, which is why all the small scale, high-end manufacturers used them.

I don't think the Americans are quite so fond of GM automatics - I've heard the Corvette box (4L60E) described as "made of chocolate" and "good for nothing" over the other side of the pond..

..then again, they're still quite fond of their 3-speed Torqueflights, so.. ;D

P.S. Tig, did you check the road for signs of bits of gearbox left behind? ;)
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #11 on: 03 January 2019, 09:53:30 »

Yes, no debris or fluids on the road and there were no funny noises or juddering etc either.  I just suddenly lost power.  :-\
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #12 on: 03 January 2019, 11:01:50 »

Fear not, Sir Tig.

The old dowager may rise 'phoenix like' once again with no more than a squirt of WD40.

However, if she is well and truly 'Donald ducked' she should be worth a few bob in scrap.
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #13 on: 03 January 2019, 11:12:53 »

I was just browsing Autotrader, pondering what will/can/should replace the Skoda (something cheaper, but reasonably fun, an estate, large-ish and if it could tow 3.5T that would be a bonus .. ;D) and spotted an E39 Estate with LPG..

..then I remembered this thread, and quickly moved on ;D
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Re: Dead Beemer!
« Reply #14 on: 03 January 2019, 11:52:50 »

I was just browsing Autotrader, pondering what will/can/should replace the Skoda (something cheaper, but reasonably fun, an estate, large-ish and if it could tow 3.5T that would be a bonus .. ;D) and spotted an E39 Estate with LPG..

..then I remembered this thread, and quickly moved on ;D
You can be quite cruel at times, Aaron.  ;D
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