BMW Check Transmission
Several types of automatic and manual transmissions are integrated by BMW into their vehicles. In the past few years, two main types of transmission, the DCT and SMG, have become common.
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A BMW’s transmission filter is intended to capture these metallic particles and any other abrasive bits to prevent them from circulating throughout the transmission via the lubricant and causing havoc. Again, while BMWs are known for the quality of their transmissions, it should be clear now that a BMW’s transmission deserves checkups to keep these two items –- fluid and filter — in good working order and thus greatly prolong the life and maintain the health of one’s BMW.
Because it is such a vital and intricate component, a BMW’s transmission should never be ignored when it comes time to service one’s vehicle. Of course, a BMW transmission is going to likely last for tens of thousands of miles before service on this particular part is needed.
However, there are some warning signs that could indicate a developing transmission problem with your BMW. The transmission fluid is red. If it begins to change to brown, it needs replacement. Additionally, buzzing sounds, unusual noises and the smell of burnt rubber can indicate a problem with your BMW’s transmission. In general, the older the transmission fluid the less cooling properties it has. Overheating is the most common problem with transmissions. This can be easily thwarted by bringing in your BMW to be evaluated for early warning signs.
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