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 Post subject: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Been a while since i've been on here but my 09 fg has been through 4 auto's in the space of 10,000km and been in the workshop for about 9 weeks for zf to get off there a** and do somthing
maybe my car has a glich in it i don't know but just throwing it out there if your looking to buy a fg tick the manual option, sure it's not as quick or as cruisy but it will hold up alot better and don't need programing to your car by a ZF technician imagine if the car was out of warenty @7 grand a box plus programing (no you can't use a box from the wreckers with out ZF programing it to your car)
Im seeing how this 4th box holds up and thinking about selling the car for a bf F6 Rspec manual.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Your the first low powered FG I've heard of smashing a ZF. You do realise they can be built? Speak to Autotech about it!

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:24 pm 
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I think there was a guy complaining about them last year as well , I drove a g6 turbo and loved the zf

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Those particular ZF Boxes your refering to are also found in the lastest BMW's & Merc's. They have a reputation for being a very good box.

I'm thinking OP drove like a tool & somehow smashed a few

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:10 pm 
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thats alot of boxes to go through... ive seen a few bf xr6t's with more power take huge amounts of abuse without failure..
i think there is a issue somewhere for them to be failing that soon, how long did the original box last...
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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:10 pm 
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depends on what exactly is failing within the boxes also...
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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:36 pm 
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if your making 208 or whatever rwks, how mutch torque? std xr6's have a lower torque rating than xr6t's & xr8's. did you look into this? how mutch abuse has it had at the drags now?
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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:48 pm 
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would anybody else come on here complaining how bad xr6 ZF's are after they already have dyno sheets posted showing 739nm in another thread. seriously WTF.
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:17 am 
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A guy I work with has a BF mk2 running the ZF and it just lunched itself. has about 100,000km on it and its babied 100% of the time and a full service history. He was also quoted $7000 for repair.

Up until this, he has nothing but praise for it except the "dreaded Lurch" as he calls it. Seems to be a clunk/lurch when coming to a stop or taking off from a stop.
It is a common thing, apparrently there are forums dedicated to it.

I think he was a member here a fair while ago, has two white XC GXL's one stock and one that does 11's. :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:00 am 
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first n/a 6 ive heard of to knock off 4 ZF boxs.
and cant replace tem with one from a wrecker? that sux hole.
and here i was b**ch about replacin my btr with a 500 bukker i picked up from another car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:24 pm 
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got 60,000 km out of the first 1 till the trans pump s**t it self the next time they just went into limp mode and slipped like a b**ch down a stair case. LOL don't matter what box bmw use euro cars are the most unreliable cars you can buy my sister has 2 m3's im thinking it might be electrical, like maybe my exhaust shop didn't use a stop zap when he welded my new cat in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:06 pm 
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When I worked at a Mits dealership....the TE V6 Magna ( latest model att ) were sh!tting the auto boxes like there was no tomorrow......when we replaced them, they got a new TCU too....everytime.....wonder if that is the problem????..... :|

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:48 pm 
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or maybe its being driven likes its stolen and your suffering the reprecussions?
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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:02 am 
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Gearbox rated to 450Nm and you have 740.... any wonders they break?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ZF 6 speed auto's are rubbish!
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:34 am 
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So they just go into limp mode?
Did you get any codes from the techs. Doing the repairs.
Because they just don't go into limp mode for no reason
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