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Old 06-29-2009, 09:23 AM
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8-speed tranny going into new 760Li

Anybody read Roundel this month? The new 760Li will be equipped with a new 8-speed transmission as well as an exhaust system that has two modes, quiet and sport. Finally a new transmission to replace our troubled ones. Sunny, I am sure this is old news to you. I hope they put the new transmission in the 750 as well.

I want an F01/02 so freakin bad. At least I'll have something to look forward to in a few years.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:27 AM
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Anybody read Roundel this month? The new 760Li will be equipped with a new 8-speed transmission as well as an exhaust system that has two modes, quiet and sport. Finally a new transmission to replace our troubled ones. Sunny, I am sure this is old news to you. I hope they put the new transmission in the 750 as well.

I want an F01/02 so freakin bad. At least I'll have something to look forward to in a few years.
That's great news, hope they keep this one tight unlike the previous ZF 6 speed (lol, we all know about that).

Looking forward to hear/read more about it.
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Anybody read Roundel this month? The new 760Li will be equipped with a new 8-speed transmission as well as an exhaust system that has two modes, quiet and sport. Finally a new transmission to replace our troubled ones. Sunny, I am sure this is old news to you. I hope they put the new transmission in the 750 as well.

I want an F01/02 so freakin bad. At least I'll have something to look forward to in a few years.
yes it is
from what i read bmw is going to put the 8sp tranny in the ALL F01-02 models(750 & 760) for my2010 model. the F10 is also going to have the 8sp tranny
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:34 AM
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You know, when I got this '06 the transmission was tight and night and day from my 2007. Pretty sure I remarked on it here. Now it feels like my 2007, sluggish and it even has done the slip and bang when accelerating from a slow roll a few times. I have to wonder if it has something to do with driving habits as these transmissions are supposed to learn and memorize. I need to do a reset. Is it from one push of the button to two?
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:36 AM
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from what i read bmw is going to put the 8sp tranny in the ALL F01-02 models(750 & 760) for my2010 model. the F10 is also going to have the 8sp tranny

Nice. The exhaust feature should be pretty cool as well. I always wanted a sweet sounding exhaust, but not full time. From the blurb I read, when you punch it, some flaps open up in the system and the thing purs.
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You know, when I got this '06 the transmission was tight and night and day from my 2007. Pretty sure I remarked on it here. Now it feels like my 2007, sluggish and it even has done the slip and bang when accelerating from a slow roll a few times. I have to wonder if it has something to do with driving habits as these transmissions are supposed to learn and memorize. I need to do a reset. Is it from one push of the button to two?
It's that 25 sec thing, with all lights lit on dash like Christmas Tree, .

Insert the key fob, press the start button without your foot on brake pedal, and then hold the acclerator for 25-30 secs. Right?
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I could care less....Will probrably still be problematic!
Oh, so it's the new "BMW 8-speed Problematic Transmission". I love it !

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It's that 25 sec thing, with all lights lit on dash like Christmas Tree, .

Insert the key fob, press the start button without your foot on brake pedal, and then hold the acclerator for 25-30 secs. Right?
Yep, that's it. Thanks, will reset tonight and it will last a week or so.
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Just came across this, I am sure someone else posted it already.

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It's that 25 sec thing, with all lights lit on dash like Christmas Tree, .

Insert the key fob, press the start button without your foot on brake pedal, and then hold the acclerator for 25-30 secs. Right?
hold down the accelerator past the kick down point

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You know, when I got this '06 the transmission was tight and night and day from my 2007. Pretty sure I remarked on it here. Now it feels like my 2007, sluggish and it even has done the slip and bang when accelerating from a slow roll a few times. I have to wonder if it has something to do with driving habits as these transmissions are supposed to learn and memorize. I need to do a reset. Is it from one push of the button to two?
thats because the dealer reset the learning algorithm on the tranny when you took delivery of it and i bet it shifted like butter.

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Oh, so it's the new "BMW 8-speed Problematic Transmission". I love it !

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i know why move onto a 8sp tranny when they cant address the issues with a 6sp
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yeah my tranny started acting up on my E66 so i gotta see if a reset will fix it, if not time to call warrenty and get a new tranny lol
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You know, when I got this '06 the transmission was tight and night and day from my 2007. Pretty sure I remarked on it here. Now it feels like my 2007, sluggish and it even has done the slip and bang when accelerating from a slow roll a few times. I have to wonder if it has something to do with driving habits as these transmissions are supposed to learn and memorize. I need to do a reset. Is it from one push of the button to two?
That's exactly why... I posted my thoughts about this before but the issue is with BMW and their software, not the transmission itself.

The trans is a great piece of tech and you can see how well it works when all the settings are reset and fresh. Its the adaptive software though that ruins the experience. Its because most people adapt to their cars, we all learn how the transmission and throttle work and feel and get used to it. But BMW's software causes to the transmission to try and adapt to us at the same time, which means neither us nor the car ever actually get in sync.

I just dont see why this is such a big problem though to fix... if they cant update the software to completely remove the adaptations, they can at least just program a reset on every start. But they wont. I hate BMW sometimes. I really hope they dont pull this crap again in the new 7...
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Can anyone confirm?
Confirm what?

The transmissions are made by ZF : http://www.zf.com

30 seconds on Google brings up this info, with the first 2 links being official info directly from ZF itself (if you havent already gone to zf.com and seen the giant banner about the new 7 series)

Research isnt that hard to do, try it out sometime.
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Confirm what?

The transmissions are made by ZF : http://www.zf.com

30 seconds on Google brings up this info, with the first 2 links being official info directly from ZF itself (if you havent already gone to zf.com and seen the giant banner about the new 7 series)

Research isnt that hard to do, try it out sometime.
whats google?
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