Gearbox ZF 5HP30

The ZF 5HP30 5-speed automatic transmission was produced by the concern from 1992 to 2003 and was installed only on the most powerful rear-wheel drive BMW models under its A5S560Z index. Another such automatic transmission was found on premium cars Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

5HP family: 5HP18, 5HP19, 5HP24, 5HP30.

Specifications

Production years 1992 – 2003
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 5
Type of drive rear
Engine volume, l up to 6.0
Torque output, Nm up to 560
Recommended oil ESSO LT 71141
Oil capacity, liter 13.5
Replacing the oil every 75,000 km
Replacing the filter every 75,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 109

Gear ratios ZF 5HP30

Using the example of a BMW 750i 2000 with a 5.4 liter engine:

Main 2.81
1st 3.55
2nd 2.24
3rd 1.55
4th 1.00
5th 0.79
Reverse 3.68

The transmission was installed on:

  • Aston Martin DB7 1 in 1999 – 2003;
  • Bentley Arnage 1 (RBS) in 1998 – 2006;
  • BMW 5-Series E34 in 1992 – 1996; 5-Series E39 in 1995 – 2003;
  • BMW 7-Series E32 in 1992 – 1994; 7-Series E38 in 1994 – 2001;
  • BMW 8-Series E31 in 1993 – 1997;
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 1 in 1998 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the ZF 5HP30 gearbox

  • This is a very reliable gearbox and problems only occur after 200,000 km;
  • The most troublesome thing is the wear of the torque converter lock-up clutch;
  • Then the vibrations break the rear hub bearing, and then the hub itself;
  • Aluminum teeth on the Forward/Reverse clutch drum are also often sheared off;
  • In automatic transmissions with high mileage, the plastic balls in the valve body sometimes wear out.

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