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i had a motor installed and i believe the mechanic may have not filled the trans fluid properly to full. from a dead stop it clunks into gear after getting to almost 1000rpm before it goes forward occassionally. then it downshifts every once in a while too soon. it almost feels like it didnt know what gear it should be in when slowing down. now after all this in the moring when the car is cold it is fine no problems, once it reaches operating temperature it shutters and then gets stuck in high gear and the gear light comes on. not sure what this is or if filling the fluid only will fix this problem. heeeeeeeelp!
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If it did not do this before the engine replacement, it would appear that the shop is at fault. Take it back right away.

Was this a BMW specialist shop? If not, they may not be aware of the special procedure to ensure that it's full.
Typically, under filling a tranny leads to whining when cold and overfill exhibits hunting for gears at highway speeds when warm.

Your description is more of an overfill.

Agree, take it back to have them correct it. Given the money paid to swap motors, they are obligated to get it right.

Once fixed, report back your finding to share with fellow members.
i had a motor installed and i believe the mechanic may have not filled the trans fluid properly to full. from a dead stop it clunks into gear after getting to almost 1000rpm before it goes forward occassionally. then it downshifts every once in a while too soon. it almost feels like it didnt know what gear it should be in when slowing down. now after all this in the moring when the car is cold it is fine no problems, once it reaches operating temperature it shutters and then gets stuck in high gear and the gear light comes on. not sure what this is or if filling the fluid only will fix this problem. heeeeeeeelp!
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