3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
While some of these problems are software related, the majority of them are the result of people believing the BMW bullshit about their transmissions never needing service. Any transmission and any oil are subject to the laws of physics and chemistry. When you talk to people who REALLY know what they are talking about, they will tell you to service the damn thing regularly-(35K is a good interval). Even mighty BMW cannot defy the laws of nature.
Bought a 03 330i and while braking transission jumped while switching from 2nd to 1st. Listened to the fine people in this forum took it to the dealer and paid $290 to get it reprogrammed. Now everything works good.
__________________ 1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded I am Captain Obvious
1999 323i,90000 miles.No problem at all.Changed tranny fluid twice so far.
i have a 2003 bmw 330i with109,000 miles. at 98k miles, i had the 100k mile service from an indy shop in lancaster,ca. the owners son,who basically ran the shop( bmw specialty shop) told me that the trans fluid was to last the life of the car, so there is no need to change the trans fluid. so, the trans fluid was not changed!! what the hell was he thinking? another indy told me to get it changed. i will.
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