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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,473
Posted By Ben's 545i
Well, I assume that you don't have the extended...

Well, I assume that you don't have the extended warranty so you are out of warranty? Unfortunately, it's really up to your SA, Tech and the service director you've been in touch with. If you've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 21,127
Posted By Ben's 545i
34 - Landscape Architect

34 - Landscape Architect
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,315
Posted By Ben's 545i
+1000 people post on here trying to find a...

+1000 people post on here trying to find a solution to a problem they are having. So when you're looking on here the issues seem a little overwhelming. But, when it comes down to it there are a lot...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Oh wow sorry to hear that! Sounds like someone...

Oh wow sorry to hear that! Sounds like someone either beat on it or was just clueless. Were all the codes tranny related? I'd go after seller to fix every last one of them.

+1 to aiwapro above....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ben's 545i
That price with that mileage seems a bit high to...

That price with that mileage seems a bit high to me. What are the options the car has i.e. sport package, cold, logic 7 etc? For that price, I would make sure you have a full maintenance history on...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Ben's 545i
Funny, same thing happened to me a few weeks ago....

Funny, same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. It's also garage kept so it wasn't that cold. I just thought that it hadn't registered the seatbelt clicked into position. I had to get out, lock...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
I don't know if you can buy a mechatronics direct...

I don't know if you can buy a mechatronics direct from ZF but you won't be able to install it yourself if you did. It's not a simple "plug & play" application. They have to program the new...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
I too was out of warranty and after a few trips...

I too was out of warranty and after a few trips to dealer they opened a PUMA and authorized mechatronics replacement. As I said in my last post I think the replacement has to do with your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Good points Mike and glad they are finally...

Good points Mike and glad they are finally helping you out!

It all depends on how hard your SA and the Tech fight for you with BMW on the PUMA case. BMW has got to know by now that something...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-23-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Mine didn't. When you put it in sport it changes...

Mine didn't. When you put it in sport it changes the shift points in the tranny for higher RPM's so never really sync'd at the proper RPMs and speed to skip. I think the issue has to do with the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
I wonder if some people are saying tranny in...

I wonder if some people are saying tranny in general terms but the dealer actually only did a mechatronics swap? Maybe they are getting whole rebuilt units because the dealer doesn't want to deal...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
I've put about 8,000 miles on since new...

I've put about 8,000 miles on since new mechatronics and no problems.

They did update the software while it was there but I don't think it's normally part of the repair. I think the only thing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Problem und Mebnahmenmanagement Aftersales -...

Problem und Mebnahmenmanagement Aftersales - Basically it's the highest level of tech support within BMW. The local dealership tech hooks the car up to diagnostic computer and an engineer (probably...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
They reset mine three times and it took all of...

They reset mine three times and it took all of about 50 miles for it to start acting up again. Only thing that stopped it was replacing it.

SirLoins - you're right they HAVE to know about this. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Mike I didn't notice much of a difference before...

Mike I didn't notice much of a difference before and after with the exception of the 30-40mph hiccups. I didn't really have any issues with shifting before the pan and sleeve were replaced. Once...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Mechatronics sleeve and the tranny pan are pretty...

Mechatronics sleeve and the tranny pan are pretty common failures around 70,000 miles I guess from the research I've done. The pans are plastic so I guess they get brittle over time. My pan had a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
They also reset my adaptation values a few times....

They also reset my adaptation values a few times. It'll feel great the 1st time you drive it after as it has no shift memory. It seemed to keep the hiccups away for a day or 2 but they came back. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
You're describing exactly what happened to me. I...

You're describing exactly what happened to me. I had a cracked tranny pan that was replaced and had them do the sleeve too. I also had them change the fluid while they had the pan out - this isn't...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
That's a bunch of b.s. if you ask me. Yeah...

That's a bunch of b.s. if you ask me. Yeah changing into sport mode will hold the gear and reduce the slipping feel but the problem is still there. It's an expensive car that you shouldn't have to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-28-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Update! Well, you can look at page 3 for the...

Update!

Well, you can look at page 3 for the issues I experienced with my transmission. Pretty much had a bad repeating slip/slamming at low rpms between 35-40 mph. I experienced a couple really...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
Couldn't tell you as car is sitting in my garage...

Couldn't tell you as car is sitting in my garage waiting for part to come in at dealer...LOL :) They assure me that this will take care of the problem and I do really feel that it is probably the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 192,367
Posted By Ben's 545i
I'm new over here on Bimmerfest but am on a...

I'm new over here on Bimmerfest but am on a couple other forums. Happened to see the thread here and decided to join and comment on the OP's issues. My car's an '04 545i with 79,000 on the clock.
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