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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-19-2018, 12:42 PM
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The valve body is reinstalled. The sleeve actually went in - I managed to get a finger in it to guide the key. The connector screwed on and so far, the car is happy. I still need to torque the pan bolts and do the refill. I stop and jiggle the harness from time to time, then check for errors before each step. I think it might work!
I am breathing a sigh of relief along with you dude.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:47 PM
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I am breathing a sigh of relief along with you dude.
Was the issue resolved by correctly placing the mechatronic sleeve in and filling thr fluid back up? As i am going to open up my transmission again over the weekend for the 3rd time and want as much info to look out for whilst im under there.


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Old 12-19-2018, 01:01 PM
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We went for a test drive over the lunch hour today. I am not sure I got the relearn properly set but it drives differently, nicely. Gears engage promptly, shifts are firm. It seemed to wait a bit long to get into 6th but I really need to do a proper retraining.trip to be sure.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:32 AM
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Sorted my issue.
It was the EGS connector flooded with oil as the sleeve wasnt on properly and pin no 3 was bent and i broke it whilst trying to fix it.

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Old 12-23-2018, 10:02 AM
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F1mugen. I am sorry to hear the pin broke. I feel very fortunate that I didn't break mine. I've made quite a few short trips and mine seems good. It still holds in 5th longer than I think it should before hitting 6th. No slipping or anything else weird and first engagement from park is fast.
That connector is a fairly common industrial part. It is possible to replace the pins from what I have been told. Finds parts might be rough but finding someone with access and tools to fix it might be easier. My brother was a maintenance tech for years in a factory and said he's replaced pins a few times in that type of connector.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:32 AM
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F1mugen. I am sorry to hear the pin broke. I feel very fortunate that I didn't break mine. I've made quite a few short trips and mine seems good. It still holds in 5th longer than I think it should before hitting 6th. No slipping or anything else weird and first engagement from park is fast.
That connector is a fairly common industrial part. It is possible to replace the pins from what I have been told. Finds parts might be rough but finding someone with access and tools to fix it might be easier. My brother was a maintenance tech for years in a factory and said he's replaced pins a few times in that type of connector.
The pin that was broken wasnt needed as not all pins are connected thats why i left it.

Quiet a few pins arnt connected on the connector side

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Old 12-23-2018, 10:42 AM
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Cool! Glad to hear!
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:54 AM
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Cool! Glad to hear!
Thanks, was a relief as i didnt fancy forking out for a new transmission/mechatronic unit.

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Old 12-26-2018, 10:06 AM
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Well, everything is back together and I've driven a few hundred miles. Everything shifts as it should and is nice and solid. One weird issue tho - Sometimes I get a warning that the transmission can be shifted without pressing the brake. The error code is 4E87 - EGS solenoid calve 4 (shift lock). I suspect my mechatrinics connector is still not quite seated right since the gap from the locking ring to the case looks larger than it should be. I might order another mechatronics sleeve to experiment with.
It looks like I need to repair the front propeller shaft (drive shaft) too. After hanging down for a couple of weeks it took a lot of force to get it to move at the attached end. Pretty sure the bearings have gone dry or have just failed. Oh well, just adventures of a 12 year old car I suppose.
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