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      10-31-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ManiacGT View Post
I had my dct replaced due to vibration. The replacement is superb but I too get a whine when fully warmed up but only at WOT/full power and certain revs. I'm not concerned, it's 300+ BHP hurling the car forward, I'd be worried if it was quiet!
Thanks alot for letting us know ManiacGT! It sounds like we have the same noise, whether its coming from that DCT or not...

And good idea Jannisa, I will have BMW check my DCT for any new leaks asap. Just to make sure. I also did a search as you recommended. I can see I am not the only one who had that plastic part replaced among the getrag DCT owners. It seems that in the beginning they would replace the whole DCT, but now they just repair it when/if leaks occur.

So no small, near inaudible, clicks just before each gear change anyone? Again only when the car is fully warmed up?
Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).