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Old 11-29-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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transmission question

i've noticed the car is in park then when put to drive it takes a couple seconds to actualy get their... just wondering what any1 thinks?? also just new to the car not sure where to find the tranny fluid dipstick to check that???
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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NOt sure; likely valve body, or ptrssutr control valves... I've had the same thing ever since I bought my car and it's got 205,000 kn on it now and it still does it more often than not.... Just got used to it.... other than taking a few secs (mine usually does it more when it's cold).... it runs fins and never gotten worse.... on e46 there is no dipstick on auto tranny as it's considered lifetime fluid....I think it's the sam eon the e36's
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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theres a bulletin on this problem.

i looked it up today on alldata.
my car has the same problem.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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how long has your prob been happening?? what did the site say it was/todo?
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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A/T Controls - Delayed PARK - REVERSE Engagement
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SI B 24 07 03
Automatic Transmissions

April 2008
Technical Services

This Service Information bulletin supersedes SI B24 07 03 dated November 2004.

[NEW] designates changes to this revision
SUBJECT
GM5: Delayed P to D Engagement on Cold Start

MODEL
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
SITUATION
The customer may complain of delayed P to D engagement (2 to 30 seconds) during the first cold start in the morning.

CAUSE
Insufficient pressure boost for the C1 forward clutch during the first Park to Drive shift after extended (overnight) parking.

[NEW] CORRECTION
On a customer complaint basis only, reprogram the EGS control module using the "Manual entry"

Important: It is not necessary to replace the automatic transmission for this type of complaint.

[NEW] PROCEDURE
To reprogram the EGS control module using the "Manual Entry" method:

1. Connect a BMW approved battery charger to the vehicle.

2. Start a programming session, using the latest version of Progman, and select the appropriate series vehicle.

3. Select "Load Software" and answer "No" to the prompt if modules have been replaced.

4. Select: EGS / Programming / Manual Entry from the column on the right of the screen.

5. Enter the programmed and basic numbers from the listings below, beginning with the programmed number first.

IMPORTANT:
The basic and programmed control module numbers depend on the production model year of the vehicle (MY '03 or MY '04) and DME version (MS43 or MS45.1) in the case of the 325i. The vehicle's model year can be easily located in the VIN: the TENTH digit from the LEFT side indicates a production model year (e.g., in WBABW33424 PL29106, the tenth digit 4 indicates MY '04).

6. Enter the new part number of the programmed EGS control unit first, using the Progman screen keyboard.

Enter for MY '03 325i from 10/02 up to 03/03 (with MS43): 7 546 850

Enter for MY '03 325i from 03/03 up to 09/03 (with MS45.1): 7 546 838

Enter for MY '04 325i: 7 546 862.

Enter for MY '03 330i: 7 546 836.

Enter for MY '04 330i: 7 546 858.

Enter for MY '04 330i HP (Performance Package): 7 546 860.
NOTE: Performance Package (HP) 330i vehicles are equipped with a modified M54 engine (235 hp),modified suspension with a shorter rear axle ratio, and MSport body trim.

Enter for MY '03 325xi: 7 546 848.

Enter for MY '04 325xi: 7 546 872.

Enter for MY '03 330xi: 7 546 842.

Enter for MY '04 330xi: 7 546 866.

Enter for MY '03 X5 3.0: 7 546 834.

Enter for MY '04 X5 3.0: 7 546 856,

7. Enter the basic control unit part number at the next Progman screen keyboard entry.

Enter for MY '03 325i from 10/02 up to 03/03 (with MS43): 7 518 709

Enter for MY '03 325i from 03/03 up to 09/03 (with MS45.1): 7 526 396

Enter for MY '03 330i: 7 526 396

Enter for MY '04 325i, 330i and 330i (HP): 7 532 988

Enter for MY '03 325xi, 330xi and X5 3.0i: 7 518 709

Enter for MY '04 325xi, 330xi and X5 3.0i: 7 532 988,
8. Clear the adaptation values using the GT1 loaded with the latest diagnostic DVD.

[NEW] WARRANTY INFORMATION



Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.



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Old 12-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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i've had this problem since i got the car a few years ago.

i will be going to bmw soon to get this fixed.
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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Hey, I notice this too when it is cold, and I shift from reverse to drive (not park to drive), about 2 second delay. All other times seems normal.
Is there a different tech bulletin for this or does the one above also apply?

My CPO warranty is over so is this reprogramming covered?
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #8
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i've had this problem since i got the car a few years ago.

i will be going to bmw soon to get this fixed.
Hey, did this get fixed? Any updates? I called the dealer and they are vague about how long it will take, making up stories about programming all of the computers. This is simply a manual entry in the EGS computer - it should only take a few minutes. Can RMP do this?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #9
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is there somewhere to view these bulletins, the shit dealer in windsor wants to charge me 300 bucks to reprogram the tranny computer cause its not shifting correctly, i wont this fixed, its under certified warranty
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