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Old 07-30-2010, 05:34 AM
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It should work I guess. I had a minor jerk during rides on low rpms; after I performed the task it stop doing that anoying "bump".
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:35 AM
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Did it this morning and boy was there a difference. Highly recommended for those that are starting to feel like their X3 is kicking your ass whenever you drive.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:38 AM
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I tried this at the weekend. Maybe it's a placebo effect, but I have to say it does seem to make a difference :-)
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:10 PM
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Same here, I did the 'reset' this morning. Noticed immediately that the shifting adapt to my driving foot. Maybe too early to tell, but I think this could also improve the mileage I was getting (14 mpg in city).
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:30 AM
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Ok...im not sure if im just imagining things or not. This seemed to actually improve the shifting incredibly. I have been trying to beat the issue recently and i actually think i have at least temporarily accomplished something. Granted, it could be the just recently replaced crank shaft sensor that went out, but with the sensor and this fix...i feel satisfied now. I do also believe my standards of shifting have been diminished due to dealing with a BMW shifting issue. Although, i must admit, this worked for me! Thank you very much, now if only i could get rid of the whining noise at 35-40 and 70 mph. Bearings or differential? Which one?
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:38 AM
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Since I did the reset I have noticed also a new whining noise. It's frequency is related to speed, so my first thought was the tires. I have Pirelli Scorpions and they are very quiet. The only other parts that rotate with a direct relationship to speed is anything after the transmission. Anyone observing the same whining noise?
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:54 PM
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Same here..... I want to say my 2006 X3 feels much better! I wasn't too happy with it when I bought it ( I felt like the others I drove were quicker, but that it was just in my head) but I love i now!
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:58 AM
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Brought my X3 back to the shop because of the ever increasing whining noises: differential or bearing problems. Not good. Has nothing to do with the ATC reprogramming.

The mechanic was amazed how simple this reset procedure is. They do it in a different way, and have a way to speed up the learning process. It is very labour intensive, because they have to take the car for a drive and repeat certain gear changes 50 times!
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:56 PM
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Brought my X3 back to the shop because of the ever increasing whining noises: differential or bearing problems. Not good. Has nothing to do with the ATC reprogramming.

The mechanic was amazed how simple this reset procedure is. They do it in a different way, and have a way to speed up the learning process. It is very labour intensive, because they have to take the car for a drive and repeat certain gear changes 50 times!
that is the proper way to do it, the press the pedal is only a temporary reprieve most of the time.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:35 AM
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i just did this on my 2007 x3, it worked perfect... even though this post is 5 yrs later..... it would hesitate a lil from a stop.. i went to the dealer and asked if there were any recalls, there were none.... i've been annoyed by the takeoff ever since i got it.. after doing this it was fixed immediately!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:52 AM
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Looks like we've brought this back in from the dead. When I've driven my girlfriends 2007 X3, I've always noticed its really "jerky" when bringing the car out of a dead-stop. I simply thought this was due to the car being a heavy SUV. I'll have to try this procedure tonight and post back with my results.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:47 AM
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Looks like we've brought this back in from the dead. When I've driven my girlfriends 2007 X3, I've always noticed its really "jerky" when bringing the car out of a dead-stop. I simply thought this was due to the car being a heavy SUV. I'll have to try this procedure tonight and post back with my results.
Well, I just did the procedure this morning and drove it around the block. I immediately noticed the vehicle picked up without any hesitations from a dead-stop. So far I've been able to confirm the car is running smoothly locally. I've yet to take it out on the highway. At least the car has now lost its "heavy" feeling.
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