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Old 11-06-2014, 09:28 AM
GouldyGTR GouldyGTR is offline
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Hi guys

I have just bought the Mrs an 04' X3 with the 3.0 Petrol engine.

Its running an auto box with 87k miles on the car

What I have noticed is that sometimes if your travelling about 40 is changed into a higher gear and labours at 1k revs. If you get to a hill when you put your foot down it struggles to accelerate.

Then all of a sudden it kicks down and revs its head off, obivously this isnt how BMW would have sold it so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas??

Many Thanks

Jim
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:57 AM
timarnold timarnold is offline
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It may be worth trying reseting the transmission "self learning" values. As I recall, the sequence is: 1) With the ignition off, press the accelerator to the floor. 2) Turn the igniion to the "On" position. 3) Hold the accelerator to the floor for 20 secs. 4) Release the pedal & turn off the transmission.

Obviously this is all done with the engine not running.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:09 AM
GouldyGTR GouldyGTR is offline
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thanks mate will give it a go! on the next service i will get all the oils and filters changed too
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:58 PM
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There was a service bulletin from bmw to reprogram the transmission because people complained it hung too long on gears. Perhaps your car never get the update


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