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Old 01-20-2008, 04:50 AM   #16
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I think I'm maybe having issues with the tranny. When the car first starts up and I'm driving it, it sounds like it is hesitating to go in to second gear and so on. What do you guys think? I also think it stops after the car has been running for awhile.
thats normal...i always get up to about 3k rpms then hit the manual button so its not revving its self out when its cold. When I get up to speed I switch it back.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:06 AM   #17
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thats normal...i always get up to about 3k rpms then hit the manual button so its not revving its self out when its cold. When I get up to speed I switch it back.
hm glad to know thats normal....why does it do that though?
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:23 AM   #18
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^^^

My car does the same thing with only 39k on it. I thought there may be a problem with the tranny but there are no leaks anywhere on the car so I've been wondering about it.

Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:35 AM   #19
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The story I've always heard is that it's programmed that way to reduce emissions. The higher engine RPM heats up the catalytic converter faster, which is required for it to work properly (being hot).
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:57 AM   #20
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I doubt BMW is trying to make money off of it's customers by sabotaging their trannys. If that were the case, they'd also tell you not to change your engine oil.
actually they did this with a few things
the trannies built by ZF didn't have stickers and they told BMW that it wasn't lifetime oil. BMW changed this im not sure if it was to make money or not though, thats just a guess.
they also did this with brake fluid.
my dad has a brochure from the late 70's from BMW saying to do an annual brake flush.
in the late 80's BMW put out a secret letter to all BMW dealers saying hat they were not selling enough brake parts and they increased the brake flush to 2 years.
also, on the new engines they are saying change the oil every 5,000 miles instead of 3,000 miles, and i cant even count how many sludged engines we have in the back of my dads shop because of this.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #21
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I never thought I'd do this, but somebody with only 9 posts just made it onto my ignore list. I'd rather help people than argue with 14 year olds
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:19 AM   #22
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had my slushbox fluid changed 40k ago, not sure if it made a difference but it still works
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http://bmwfans.info/original/E36/com...4/ill-24_0804/

Number 5 and 6 stick

Because when the oil drains, the solinoids jam and dont move smoothly again.

I havnt heard it so much on E36 models, but this one..

http://bmwfans.info/original/E39/Lim...4/ill-24_0662/

goes wrong on almost every gearbox oilchange..

BMW say "DONT TOUCH" and its for a reason
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #24
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actually they did this with a few things
the trannies built by ZF didn't have stickers and they told BMW that it wasn't lifetime oil.

This i wasn´t aware of..

they also did this with brake fluid.
my dad has a brochure from the late 70's from BMW saying to do an annual brake flush.
in the late 80's BMW put out a secret letter to all BMW dealers saying hat they were not selling enough brake parts and they increased the brake flush to 2 years.


I think it had more to do with the DOT rating of the fluid, than to shorten the life expectancy of the calipers..


also, on the new engines they are saying change the oil every 5,000 miles instead of 3,000 miles, and i cant even count how many sludged engines we have in the back of my dads shop because of this

I think this is also down to the type of oil used. I have a new Castrol Oil which is now double the regular oil lifetime spec

or 24000 kms, known as LL04 which is the new version of the LL01 type oil, specially designed for BMW N engines.



http://amtulld001.bp.com/bpglis/lubt...F?OpenDocument


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I bet your dad does have a load of engines there, but thats probably because they tried to save a few pennies in the wrong way.

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But ther rules are there for a reason
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The Edge range is also compattible with the LL01 / 04 range

and has specs for the New M5 e60

which clearly state 15000 miles / 24000 kms range

http://www.ew2.lubesinfo.com/framese...=1156&langid=1

is it some sort of consipracy that BMW want all there cars destoyed?

Or is it that products have improved soo much
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:54 PM   #26
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Okay it's settled I'm leaving it alone! Thanks Mallard for your help once again. It's just hard for me not to replace the tranny fluid after replacing everything else.
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oh, well
guess i should have waited till i was older to come here
but yeah, im just stating what my dad has told me, i always suspected there was a reason, he must have just never told me.
and thanks for the info mallard, ill defenitly let my dad in on it and see if he just never told me about it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:04 PM   #28
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Hey minicoop, don't let these old geezers scare you!

Young people working on cars is one of the things that gives me hope for humanity!

And, if anybody wants to change the fliud in their tranny they should just do it - especially if its "lifetime" seems to be up.

Here's how to do it - and it does not look to me like there is any way of stirring anything up in the process if you look at it.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...Fluid_Auto.htm
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Sorry Minnicoup mate, i wasnt trying to put u down, or your dad. Sorry if i came over heavy

Of course anyone can change their box fluid, and it will probably work 100% prob free

its just, there is a 50/50 on it

Sorry again if i came over the "all self richeous"
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haha
its cool.
im used to it .
people just dont think 14 year olds dont know anything.
of course ,i do know more than most 14 year olds (not trying to show off), ive just been taught how to work on BMWs since i was about 5.
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