535d remap, should I and will it resolve lazy throttle response?

Notices
 

Thread: 535d remap, should I and will it resolve lazy throttle response?

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. 535d remap, should I and will it resolve lazy throttle response? 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    PhilGT2008's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    535
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    auto
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 17 Times in 9 Posts
    I have had my pre lci (July 06) 535d m sport for almost a month now. 55k miles and I love it to bits. Once thing I find frustrating however, especially when pulling out of junctions and overtaking is the auto box. I would describe it as being lazy and it can take a while to get on with things. The car is plenty quick already but if I were to get it remapped would that also help improve the throttle response?

    Please note this is my first Auto car. I came from a Golf R32 with instant throttle response so perhaps thats what I am missing to some extent.

    Thoughts and opinions wanted also from non 535d owners if a remap on your other 'auto' also helped the reaction time of the gearbox throttle response.

    Note I have also seen the sprintbooster plug in. But I am not paying for something that I can resolve by slamming my right foot into the throttle a bit more. I can get a remap done for not much more as I have been a regular customer with my local remapping company.
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    stek's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325 se
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    automatic
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    wirral
    Posts
    129
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
    Unless they are altering the gearbox software as well I doubt it will help the gearbox response time, auto boxes can be a little slow to react if not being driven in sport.

    May be worth checking if the gearbox and engine are running the latest standard software, anywhere with Autologic will be able to do this and perform any required updates.
     
     

  4. 535d remap, should I and will it resolve lazy throttle response? 
    #3
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    cforehead's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    335d M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2008
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    cforehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    724
    Thanks
    298
    Thanked 453 Times in 396 Posts
    Is there anything like the old 'reset' that existed for the E46 throttle/ gearchange?

    If the car spent it's first 50k being driven in a certain way it might have 'learned' that behaviour. I know my 335d is pretty much the opposite of that - sometimes you wish it'd calm down, especially in Sport mode!

    Wouldn't touch a 'plug in' anything on one of these; hell of a lot of engine to screw around with...

    2008 335d M Sport Coupe
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6.  
    #4
    Diamond BFuk Member
    Car Details
    petrolmarty's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    530d M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006 December
    Transmission Type:
    automatic
    Car Body Type:
    saloon
    petrolmarty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,213
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked 438 Times in 377 Posts
    Sounds like a software issue, my 530 although remapped is like sh** off a shovel, a bit too eager at times, in the damp you can't get the power down and in the dry it sets the traction control off at the slightest heavy boot.
    A remap will up the Bhp by around 60 and the torque by around 120, it will alter the torque band and the throttle response and make the car much more 'drivable'.
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    TheEnd's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    540
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    TheEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,981
    Thanks
    478
    Thanked 2,990 Times in 2,440 Posts
    Try selecting the sorts mode if it is available.
    In regular D, the big BMWs tend to start and use from 2nd gear upwards.
     
     

  8.  
    #6
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    snow8oard's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    525d f11
    Year of Manufacture:
    2011
    Transmission Type:
    Atomatic
    Car Body Type:
    Touring

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    243
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 93 Times in 74 Posts
    I had my 335d remapped and throttle response did improve slightly, also it made the car change gear earlier. Car still feels very heavy and we also had a r32 golf and a volvo v50 T5 which both feel more lively.

    However recently had a software update and adaptations reset which wiped the map and throttle response is also better than pre remap. I,ve decided not to have the car mapped again as the performace difference is something im happy to do without.

    Apparently the big diesel engine and torque can make the autobox perform in perculiar ways. Wife says our cars not really compatible with west yorkshire
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    PhilGT2008's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    535
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    auto
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 17 Times in 9 Posts
    Thanks all for the responses so far. She's a big heavy car for sure so I will never expect it as nimble as my r32. I might try the remap just to see how I get all. Always had any previous VAG diesels I had remapped.

    I have read up already about the E60 gearbox reset. General consensus is that throttle response does improve initially but over time it reverts back to where it is now in terms of low revs. I'm just learning now to give the pedal more of a press and that helps a lot. Think I'm giving the car too much respect lol

    I do have the sport mode so will give that more of a go also.
     
     

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to PhilGT2008 For This Useful Post:

    SarahDicko (13-07-2014)

  11.  
    #8
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    TheEnd's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    540
    Year of Manufacture:
    1998
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    TheEnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,981
    Thanks
    478
    Thanked 2,990 Times in 2,440 Posts
    I don't know who is around in NI, but if you tell them specifically to increase the throttle response, they will be able to sharpen it up as part of the remap, which in itself should give an extra 60+bhp!
     
     

  12.  
    #9
    BMW Crazed
    Car Details
    celica's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    Golf
    Year of Manufacture:
    2005
    Transmission Type:
    DSG
    Car Body Type:
    Hatch

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    bristol
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    I've come from a r32 too

    Mines however lci. I dint generally floor it from standstill, heavy car to start with so go easy in throttle.

    But as above it does try it in 2nd most of time unless stationary

    Have you tried manual mode?
     
     

  13. 535d remap, should I and will it resolve lazy throttle response? 
    #10
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    cforehead's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    335d M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2008
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    cforehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    724
    Thanks
    298
    Thanked 453 Times in 396 Posts
    Our 'box will only use 1st if you're in Sport mode, or if you manually select it. The shift regimes may be slightly altered in the 5, but the 3 will still out accelerate most traffic off the mark in 2nd - you just accommodate the fact that it's in 2nd by using a little more throttle than you would otherwise.

    2008 335d M Sport Coupe
     
     

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts