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I have a 1997 E39 5.23.

The issue I am having is the car does not change up into 5th until I hit 80mph. I have to switch to manual and put in 5th myself. Once in 5th it stays there ok doing 60,70 and will drop down the gears fine under breaking.

All gear changes are smooth going up and reverse is also ok.

Sometimes happens in 3rd gear also, if I am doing 70-80 and put my foot to the floor, it drops to 3rd but will not go up into 4th unless I red line it or manually do it.

I have checked tyre sizes and all are the same 255/55 r16.

Please help! this is annoying.:confused
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