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Old 04-11-2013, 10:02 PM
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Transmission Slam, FIXED!

I thought I'd update everyone here with good news. As some of you know, my '09 F01 was at the dealer for the past 2 weeks getting a new transmission. I got the call this AM that she was all ready. I picked her up after work and all I can say is WOW! It feels like a brand new car. Now, the shift points are barely noticeable in NORMAL mode. There is NO sign of kick-in-the-pants shifting in SPORT MODE either. I also received the latest software for the transmission. I cannot be happier! I am taking my SA out for a nice round of golf on me for all the hard work he's put in! Couldn't have done this without him.

So ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. The precedence and support for filing any future PUMA cases regarding the rough/slamming transmission shifts.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:35 PM
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What did they say was the problem? Was it just a software fix?
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:20 AM
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What did they say was the problem? Was it just a software fix?
If you read his post, he said they were putting in a new transmission. Seems replacing the whole thing is the only way to go.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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For those wondering what he was experiencing, here is his original post of the issue - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=682945

Thanks for sharing your resolution and experience.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:05 AM
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I can't even BELIEVE this sh1t continues to plague the F01cars???

Have NOT experienced this yet. But what is the simplest way to reproduce it so I can get me dealer on this sooner rather than later...

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM
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I can't even BELIEVE this sh1t continues to plague the F01cars???

Have NOT experienced this yet. But what is the simplest way to reproduce it so I can get me dealer on this sooner rather than later...

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Apparently, the 2009-2011 F0X cars have the same transmission from the E65/66 with just a rework in the shifting software.

To reproduce, first put your car in SPORT MODE. See if the car shifts properly with full-throttle. The shifts will be aggressive but at no point during the acceleration should you feel the jerk/slam. Also, throw the shifter into manual mode and see if you can shift at various RPMs without any slams. Mine did in everyone of these instances.

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
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If you read his post, he said they were putting in a new transmission. Seems replacing the whole thing is the only way to go.
Yep, a brand new transmission was put in along with the latest software update for the tranny control modules.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:19 AM
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What did they say was the problem? Was it just a software fix?
With all the moving parts in the tranny and the mechatronics that control the transmission, BMW actually frowns upon any attempt to "fix" the tranny. Once the problem was verified, they ordered a new tranny and that was that.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how much is a new transmission on the f01 if it was paid for out of pocket?
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:57 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how much is a new transmission on the f01 if it was paid for out of pocket?
My total bill would have been $8414 without the warranty. However, the bill included replacing some interior trim because the letter/icons were getting rubbed off. According to RealOEM.com, the tranny is some $5800.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:24 PM
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Did you get a new tranny or a rebuilt one?
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:32 PM
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Did you get a new tranny or a rebuilt one?
On the RO it says RMFG but BMW NA assures me it comes directly from BMW factory.
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