Hey SteveO, Im pretty sure there was a service bulletin out there, for the mechatronic valve sleeve. I had a small leak in my garage floor they saw it was the sleeve, and replaced it at no cost to me, but the whole surging issue was present before they fixed it so changing the sleeve, and the tranny fluid...it didn't help.. I would also have to agree with you it would be nice to trust the BMW service center, but it feels since these dealers aren't selling as many vehicles lately, they try and rip off their dedicated customers....
2006 750i Black Sapphire, Sport Package, PDC, Navigation, Active Steering, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, Comfort Access, Comfort Seating, Cooled seats, Heated Rear Seats, MTEC Angel Eyes.
2005 545i Titanium Grey, Sport Package, PDC, Navigation, Active Steering, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, K40 Caliber Built in Radar System