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      11-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by jannisa View Post
Does your gearbox still leak, have you checked it again?
Finally had it checked for the first time since they replaced that DCT plastic part back in April this year. And yup, it still leaks. This was really a great tip Jannisa, thanks alot!

Tomorrow the fun begins as I show for my scheduled appointment at the repair shop. I am out of warranty, and I wonder how far the official BMW receipt from April will get me. I only know for sure that the price of a new DCT gearbox is around 20.000 USD here in China.
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).