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Old 01-21-2009, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E34 540 Auto Woe

Hi, when I put the trans in drive and move off from cold, it will change to second but won't go any higher until it warms up a bit. Is this normal?? It has done 63000km or 39000miles.
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Sounds to me as its time for a fluid and filter change as the fluid gets thick over time.
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Thanks for that. It's done very low miles but could well have the original fluid in it.
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Yea thats what I was looking at, about time for a change, normally its around 75,000miles or 4-5 years.
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