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  1. How can I tell if a car is auto or steptronic?

    General BMW Discussions
    Looking at an 06 e91 330. How can I tell if it is just auto or steptronic? Is there a visual gear lever difference?
  2. Steptronic

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi there. I'm looking for a bit of friendly advice in relation to the automatic gear box on my F30 that I'm due to collect shortly. What should I be doing at traffic lights, sat in traffic? Sit on the foot brake, put it in park, put it in neutral or something else? Thanks, Chris
  3. Reliability of Steptronic boxes and 125i engines for current car purchase

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have had two previous autos, an E46 330i saloon and an E46 B3 3.3 Alpina, both of which failed on me at around the 100k mark but which I eventually got to understand is fairly normal at that mileage unless the ATM fluid has been regularly refreshed every 50-60k miles? I've had several other...
  4. Famous steptronic thud when slowing down and main dealer aaaaagh

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    First of all, im not new here, forgot my login details. :D I Have the famous thud on my steptronic, slowing/changing down at about 5-10mph. My problem is I can't seem to find anyone who will just 'do' the software updates, all Indy's are either not interested or know nothing about it. My local...
  5. BMW E60 535D 2005 not changing gear in steptronic

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    Hi, This is my first time so here goes, My BMW e60 2005 535d - Just had a brand new mechatronic unit, new torque converter and complete gearbox rebuild and Mechatronic unit coded to the car? - Car was fantastic then today i tried to put it into steptronic (manual), The lever moved over and light...
  6. 2000 E39 523ia automatic gearbox noise

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I bought a E39 523iA (2.5 M52TUB25) with ZF 5HP19 steptronic while ago. Transmission oil and filter changed once at 170000 km, now car has done 220000km. There is an annoying gearbox related whine, a bit like a supercharger sound. I can hear it only on first gear. No other issues with the...
  7. Help identifying connector part number 840ci M62 steptronic

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi, first post over here :) Calling owners of E31 840ci M62 with steptronic transmission to help me ID this plug. Its the black 12-contact plug in the picture below: (note, picture shamelessly lifted from Forum member Artoir) Its the connector for the gear position indicator. It'll have a...
  8. BMW 545/645 Steptronic issue

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, Though I own a E63 645Ci, the gearbox and engine on this car is the same as on the E60 545, hence posting this thread here, to see if any E60 owner had a similar issue. I have an issue with the Steptronic function of my gearbox. Auto gearbox shifts with no issues, all works perfectly...
  9. Steptronic issue - BMW e63

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi All, I've recently purchased a beautiful BMW 645Ci. Loving the car and the V8 power, especially that note from the exhaust... :) I'm coming from an E46 320Ci. I have a problem though with the Steptronic function of my gearbox. Auto gearbox shifts with no issues, all works perfectly...
  10. X5 E53 Steptronic Shifter, can't identify a part. See picture!

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hey guys, Proud owner of a 2001 X5 3.0i Sport auto. In the last month I've replaced the manifold cat for cylinder banks 4-6 as well as removing the rear self levelling system, replacing with coil springs and successfully disabling the self level susp inactive error. If anyone requires any help...
  11. 330ci step auto trans issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, i have recently bought a new 330ci STEP AUTO and have the yellow transmission error when starting the engine when cold. we then checked the codes and it read: 60 selection lever position. when the car is restarted the error disappears and the car drives fine. Ive done some digging i...
  12. Alpina D10 BiTurbo - Button Shift Steptronic Change to Paddle Shift

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all. Can someone assist me before I plough a couple of hundred quid or more for this item. My Alpina D10 Bi Turbo has an identical looking steering wheel including the style of all the multifunction buttons (except to the centre boss emblem and button shift) as an E46 steering wheel (less...
  13. E46 steptronic gearstick won't play ball

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I was really hoping someone would be able to help or point me in the right direction. I have an e46 323ci - it's an 06/00 model. It has 70k on the clock - something I'd consider very low for the year. It is equipped with an auto steptronic gearbox - it has the 'sport mode'...
  14. 2003 E46 320dse tourer,Stage 1 re-map 150HP to 205 HP with Steptronic Gearbox

    BMW Tuning Forum
    2003 E46 320dse tourer,Stage 1 re-map 150HP to 205 Hp is it worth doing? Hi All, I'm looking at getting my E46 re-mapped, however although the company I'm looking at to do the job state without doubt it's worth doing,and I will definitely feel the difference straight away; I'm a little...
  15. 2003 E46 330d M Sport - Steptronic box issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, My car (2003 E46 330d M Sport - with steptronic) has an issue with the box. When driven 'spiritedly' it revs on out and doesn't change up. It caught me out quite bad when overtaking - hit the kick down and it just bogged out as though rev limiter cut in. There have been a previous issue...
  16. E46 320i 2.2 or 318i 2.0

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm toying with the idea of either a E46 318i which is a 4 cylinder 1995cc engine or a 6 cylinder 320 which is a 2171cc engine. I've got a £1600 budget and want a decent auto but not something I'm going to be spending cash on repairs. My Dad thinks that a 6 cylinder will be problems opposed to...
  17. E39 540i 1997 Steptronic. Coolant loss

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone, hope I can get an answer to this. My E39 (240K km) has developed a slow coolant loss over the past 2 years. It is not overheating, there are no visible leaks. Tests suggest the head gaskets are intact and there is no performance loss. Still rockets along! No other explanations apart...
  18. New kid on the block! 1997 E39 540i Steptronic

    Introductions
    Hi all, hopefully this will be a useful experience for us all, I also may be able to assist, Johnny Chester. Got a sticky problem, no answers locally at all :(
  19. Steptronic.. slow response

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just picked up a very nice 330D M Sport (E90) yesterday. I used to have a 330ci (E46) and the gear change response in steptronic mode appears much slower in the 330D than the petrol 330ci I had. After pushing the stick to change it seems to rev a bit before actually picking up and going into...
  20. 1999 E39 540i steptronic box - two minor issues

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a couple of minorish issues with the steptronic box on my 540i. These have been apparent since I bought the car in March. I've changed the ATF and filter plate which hasn't solved the issues, I suspect they may be electrical and possibly related to eachother. Issue 1 - After...
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