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Old 11-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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Question Need Help, EGR?, OSV? idle issues..

this is my first post, so please be gentle. i have been reading and researching the last few days and cant seem to find a write up or i just cant seem to find one. any help or link will be helpful

car: 04 745LI 98K

PROBLEM 1: my car on a cold start up seems to idle up to about 1k then 30-60 seconds drops down hard to 500 to where it almost stalls. and when i put the car in reverse is seems to jump and pause when backing up. i do not recollect if it does it in drive.

That the OIL SEPARATOR and EGR valves (if that's what they are called) where dirty and needed to be cleaned or replaced. I cannot find pics or a write-up of where they are located and look like.

PROBLEM 2: going at slow speeds the tranny seems to not downshift like it should, i watch the tach jump up and down trying to downshift. told to check the trans oil level and make sure the sensor is clean. cant seem to find a write up about that either

idea and what i was told about by my bmw friend to check first and i am more of a DIY guy.

I have read alot of your guys help with other post and have used lots of info already just trying my first post with my first BMW
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:57 PM
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Mein Auto: 2006 X5 3.0
1 cold start high idle is normal, secondary air pump kicks in for a bit then it drops down to normal idle, while that orange light under ur tachometer is on (orange bar) the car is still cold (my opinion >) avoid driving so fast off of cold starts esp short distances

2 tranny shifting hard on 1-2 and 2-1 on these cars can be many things but typically was found to be the mechatronics sleeve , fluid change and sleeve change typically fixed their issues, which is well known. others claim tranny adapt reset helps.

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:21 PM
chrisrees chrisrees is offline
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Mein Auto: 02 745li
Or new tranny
Repairs 2012
wishbone & steering rack
Rfmd hydro steering gea
combination nu
Ball Joint
Tension strut with hydr
Switch unit steering column
Coils 5&7 and new spark plugs
Faulty DSC Control Module
Fuel Gauge
Leaking Crank Case Vent Valves
Power Steering pump, washer pump and grommont,
Crank Shaft position sensor
Total $13,481.37 in one year my mechanic swears all these parts are re engineered to work better than the originals lol
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