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recently i've been hearing a "thump" noise in between gears. do you guys know what the problem is? thank you
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is the thump noise occur when switching inbetween gears, or after right when releasing the clutch and engaging in the higher gear?
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the thump noise occur when i put it into higher gear (in between the gears), not at a RPM or anything, just normal driving.
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When was the last time you changed your transmission fluid?

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mine does that sometimes too. ususally when i go from reverse to first, but that is normal. it rarely makes too much noise when im shifting. its not totaly smooth sometimes but i deal w/. it

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i'm gonna go get my transmission fluid change very soon... thanx
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how often should you change trasmission fuid, ive never done it.

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Isn't it 80k miles? BMW says lifetime fluid but that's highly doubtful.

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