Once again I’m back with yet another BMtroubleyou! :woohoo:
This time I got my self a BMW X5 3.0i 2000 model. Great car really, except for the tranny, which has done 130k miles. I bought the car cheap, as a repair object with the tranny being my main concern.
I’ve flushed the transmission twice with 6 gallons of transmission fluid and threw in some fancy lubricants while I was at it. Ever since, the tranny’s gotten better and better. But as long as the transmission fluid is cold the tranny goes into failsafe mode when it tries to gear up from 1st to 2nd gear. But here’s the thing; If i put my shifter into “semi-automatic mode” (Steptronic) and gear up and down manually, the tranny operates just fine. No failsafe mode light on the dash.
So what I’m doing now as long as the engine is cold, is gearing up and down manually the first five minutes on the road, and then put it into Drive. Works like a charm, but it would be nice to restore the tranny to its full potential!
I have little experience with automatic transmission. Here in Norway most cars are driven with a stick! Please excuse my english, as it’s not my native language. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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