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Old 03-17-2008, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Evlengr View Post
Here's one for the folks that have the troubled tranny. With the temperatures warming up, have you noticed the X3 behaving better?

With the exception of the SD I am seeing less jerky transistions from 2-3 and vica versa during consistent warmer temps.
It's pretty warm were we live, but we do go up to the mountains, so X3 has seen some low temps, snow, etc. Have not noticed any difference in the behavior cold vs. warm, etc.

My wife took her X3 for service a couple of weeks ago. The same song by BMW: "It's your driving", "nothing wrong with transmission", "drive in SD mode". Wife expressed her surprise that you "needed a special style of driving" to buy X3. Told them that she would take that under consideration next time we look to buy a car.

However, noticed that trany works considerably better after the service. Don't know if this is temporary (or any updated software was loaded, etc.), as I heard it's acting better after reset. Will see...

On a good note, X3 performed very well in light snow and on ice with OEM Pirelli Scorprios M+S.
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