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Why BMW's "Lifetime" Automatic Transmission Fluid Isn't Actually "Lifetime"

Why BMW's "Lifetime" Automatic Transmission Fluid Isn't Actually "Lifetime"

The trend in the automotive industry (and this is not just BMW, but every manufacturer) has been to increase service intervals to reduce the cost of ownership artificially. The issue with this is those intervals have been proven to be detrimental to the long term reliability and service life of the vehicles in question. This is the case with BMW's 6HP and 8HP automatic transmissions. ZF 6HP & 8HP Automatic Transmissions Here at Vaughan Automotive, we are very familiar with ZF, who is the supplier of 6HP and 8HP transmissions to BMW. BMW rates these transmissions for a "lifetime fill," however, through our channels at ZF and speaking with the engineers of those transmissions, we've learned that the transmissions are tested to 100,000 miles with an "acceptable rate of failure" on the original fill. 100,000 miles is BMW's definition of what a "lifetime fill" and that's passed the extended warranty and ... read more

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Auto Industry

Dodge Ram Harness Short - We Discovered the True Source of the Problem

Dodge Ram Harness Short - We Discovered the True Source of the Problem

This 2016 Dodge Ram came to us after being at the local dealer for 2 weeks. 189 fault codes over this shorted harness buried in the engine. Basic electrical principles acquired through advanced training and years of experience yielded quick results in finding the source of this client's problems. 

BMW diesel training for the weekend!

BMW diesel training for the weekend!

BMW diesel training for the weekend

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Training

Replacing an active stabilizer bar on a 5 series BMW.

Replacing an active stabilizer bar on a 5 series BMW. Licensed factory tooling (ISTA+ICOM) and training is a must for anybody who is working on your BMW! We saved this customer over

This is a perfect example of why nobody can “look” at your rotors and tell you they are still good.

This is a perfect example of why nobody can “look” at your rotors and tell you they are still good. Brake systems need to be measured properly. This vehicle had a vibration while braking but was told his rotors were fine! A good shop will test, not guess

Here is the fix on the Ford Explorer with MAF and EGR fault codes!

Here is the final repair on the Infiniti, very non-evasive testing here.

Here is the final repair on the Infiniti, very non-evasive testing here. With the right training and tools, finding the cause of a vehicles problems can be much easier

A no start diagnosis on an Infiniti.

Here we are finding the cause of a check engine light on a Ford Explorer.

Here’s the fix for this Envoy, after cleaning the throttle body.

Here’s the fix for this Envoy, after cleaning the throttle body. To be clear here, it did have a MAP sensor fault but that was not the issue at all. The computer simply is unable to accurately determine the issue so it blames the MAP sensor

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