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Old 12-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #62
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Location: Gallatin, TN
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My Ride: 2001 BMW 330ci
Originally Posted by Hark View Post
So I had an independent shop change my step transmission fluid (2000 328Ci) at ~84K miles a few weeks ago. Before the change, when starting cold, shifting to reverse happens quickly and fine, but when I shift into drive, it takes like 8-10 seconds. Now after the fluid change, it still takes a while to engage drive when cold, but now it's a more gradual process of engaging the gear - after ~ 10 secs I'll step on the gas, and it'll move a little bit, but I feel the engine revving higher and not proportional to the amount of car movement. Finally after some warming up it performs fine. Anyone know why this is?
I would suggest you check to make sure your tranny is properly filled with fluid. It made a difference in my friends car. He was experiencing the same symptoms you are having.
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