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    Hay guys
    I want to make the auto gear box of my E46 325ci more aggressive gear change and faster acceleration as it feels to sluggish ?

    And please not remarks about buying a manual as I have no legs and need an auto
     
     

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    Pretty sure that when I bought a steptronic e46 in 2000 I was told that the sports mode can "learn" from your style of driving ie. by using the +/- and waiting till its almost at the redline before changing up. Maybe you need to get your gearbox reset and start from scratch?

    My e46 330 auto in sports mode is deffo sporty! (for an Auto!?!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bratty View Post
    Pretty sure that when I bought a steptronic e46 in 2000 I was told that the sports mode can "learn" from your style of driving ie. by using the +/- and waiting till its almost at the redline before changing up. Maybe you need to get your gearbox reset and start from scratch?

    My e46 330 auto in sports mode is deffo sporty! (for an Auto!?!)

    Dunk
    Its not just in Sport mode. The electronic throttle control learns your driving style in general. The harder you thrash it, the more aggressive the accelerator will be. Dunno about a 325 but thats the way it is with my 330.

    There is a way shown here:
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-trick-t23990/

    To reset the "memory" of your previous driving and start learning a new aggressive style.
    E46 2001 330ci m-sport, M3 bonnet, M3 wings, M3 mirrors, M3 bumper, diamond cut 19" M3 alloys, lowered, black nappa interior, ccfl angel eyes, black indicators, LED rear lights, Simota CAI
     
     

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    Call it names and give it a slap?
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    ' Apparently ', i was told putting thiner gearbox oil in will make the kick down more aggressive, Please dont bombard me with abuse if that statement is wrong, just what i was told.
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    A remap may help you a little, as well as giving you a little more bhp and torque it actually changes the way the gearbox changes up and down (a bit). There is no way as of yet to actually remap the gearbox ecu itself but lke i said, remapping the main ecu does help things a little and it also basically resets the everything so the ecu starts learning all from fresh.
    contact me on 07738236577 if a remap is what you may be after.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallzy90 View Post
    ' Apparently ', i was told putting thiner gearbox oil in will make the kick down more aggressive, Please dont bombard me with abuse if that statement is wrong, just what i was told.
    Might make it break down more aggressively!
     
     

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    I have the same issues with mine. BMW have done a reset and software update which helps a little, not a lot. Remap when it was on the car (now wiped) made box shift thro gears earlier in revs but not smoother or faster.

    ZF gearbox specialist told me to try this.
    Warm car up and find stretch of quiet road. Stop and turn ignition off, turn car on and floor car in kickdown till its in top gear (6th in mine) then coast to a virtual stop (no brakes), when cars selected lowest gear (2nd in mine) floor again and repeat several times without brakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apparently its a manual relearning process used by their technicians. Its almost impossible to carry out though i'd guess as its important not to apply brakes. Maybe worth a try
     
     

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