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Old 12-07-2011, 05:27 AM   #267
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My Ride: Maybe 330Xi
Trans issues 330Xi etc

I'm looking to buy a 330Xi and it has a trans issue, not like the others on here. The owner says that after it sits for awhile at work for the day or over night. It wont go into gear forward or reverse but if he lets it warm up for about five mins it goes into gear and shifts fine. has anybody else have had issues like this also there is a service bulletin SI B 24 07 03 Automatic Transmissions April 2008 Technical Services that states similar problem but its only a 2 -30 sec's delay.

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B24 07 03 dated November 2004.
designates changes to this revision
GM5: Delayed P to D Engagement on Cold Start
E46 with GM5: 325iA, 325xiA, 325xiTA, 330xiA from 10/02 up to 12/03
E46 with GM5: 325CiA, 325CicA, 330iA, 330CiA, 330CicA, 330i (HP), 325iTA from 03/03 up to 12/03
E53 X5 3.0iA with GM5 from 10/02 up to 12/03
The customer may complain of delayed P to D engagement (2 to 30 seconds) during the first cold start in the
Insufficient pressure boost for the C1 forward clutch during the first Park to Drive shift after extended
(overnight) parking.
On a customer complaint basis only, reprogram the EGS control module using the "Manual entry"
It is not necessary to replace the automatic transmission for this type of complaint.
can anybody explain this?
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