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    Hi guys, new to this forum and looking forward to learning about my BMW from your vast knowledge. I have already booked the car in to have the dreaded Swirl Flaps blanked and also replacing the crankcase breather. I bought this car off the back of having my Audi A6 2.0 tdi engine give up the ghost and do not want to be in the same situation with this car. So far it seems to be running fine, the only thing I don't like is waiting for the engine to get warm so the gearbox (auto) responds to the accelerator (feels sluggish for about a minute). Was considering have a remap done but worry about reliability, I really do not need another engine overhaul on my hands. Anyway I'm really happy to have this car and hope that I can learn from you guys and contribute towards what seems like a very friendly forum
     
     

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    Hello welcome!

    Good call on getting them jobs asap

    Get some pics up
     
     

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    Wellcome mate. There are plenty helping members here. I am sure you will enjoy your Bmw to.
    My BMW history= E36 318IS, 323I,Mini Cooper, E46 320 D SE and now E39 530D. awesome
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by herts62 View Post
    Hi guys, new to this forum and looking forward to learning about my BMW from your vast knowledge. I have already booked the car in to have the dreaded Swirl Flaps blanked and also replacing the crankcase breather the only thing I don't like is waiting for the engine to get warm so the gearbox (auto) responds to the accelerator (feels sluggish for about a minute). Was considering have a remap done but worry about reliability
    Fairly new here myself... but its packed with decent info and a lot of knowledge too.

    RE the Swirl Flaps, I had mine done a fair while ago its now for many 'D' owners one of th first things that should be looked at as there are too many bad story's floating about for it to be ignored.

    Interesting what you say about your Auto box as mines the same 1st thing in the morning select D put your foot down and there's a delay before take up happens. To me mine feels like a lack of transmission fluid being pumped around while cold(lazy pump?) but once up'n'running it seems OK.

    Reflashing software can prove worthwhile doing, but some people have selected 'R' then 'D' and found that it does pull away from cold better.

    Me personally I've found that from the off selecting 'SD' helps a bit, as the throttle response is crisper, plus these cars do learn your driving style to a point, though the software used isn't as advanced as the softwarte used on the latest models. Oe thing that could be purchased to sort the throttle response issue out could be a "SprintBooster" read various reports on them and the majority are good.

    The gearbox is a GM box therefore nothte most advanced and from memory the same gearbox may also be used in the odd Range Rover

    As for the breather a wise move... I believe that this is now being changed more often as part of the cars regular service interval...

    But I'm 100% happy with mine wouldn't change it for anything at the moment
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by old grey steve View Post
    Fairly new here myself... but its packed with decent info and a lot of knowledge too.

    RE the Swirl Flaps, I had mine done a fair while ago its now for many 'D' owners one of th first things that should be looked at as there are too many bad story's floating about for it to be ignored.

    Interesting what you say about your Auto box as mines the same 1st thing in the morning select D put your foot down and there's a delay before take up happens. To me mine feels like a lack of transmission fluid being pumped around while cold(lazy pump?) but once up'n'running it seems OK.

    Reflashing software can prove worthwhile doing, but some people have selected 'R' then 'D' and found that it does pull away from cold better.

    Me personally I've found that from the off selecting 'SD' helps a bit, as the throttle response is crisper, plus these cars do learn your driving style to a point, though the software used isn't as advanced as the softwarte used on the latest models. Oe thing that could be purchased to sort the throttle response issue out could be a "SprintBooster" read various reports on them and the majority are good.

    The gearbox is a GM box therefore nothte most advanced and from memory the same gearbox may also be used in the odd Range Rover

    As for the breather a wise move... I believe that this is now being changed more often as part of the cars regular service interval...

    But I'm 100% happy with mine wouldn't change it for anything at the moment
    Gearbox sounds exactly like mine though not sure that putting into R before D makes much difference. I have thought of getting the transmission fluid changed but wonder how many preventative actions do you take, it must get to a point where it is not cost effective.
    Certainly enjoying to drive at the moment and looking forward to taking it up to Scotland in May
     
     

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    hi and welcome to the forums!
     
     

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    I had my transmission fluid change a while ago makes the changes smoother no doubt about that but from cold its still the same old problem.

    My feeling re say a lazy pump sounds plausible, as from cold it would take a bit of time for the fluids to work up to tempreture plus circulate
     
     

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