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Hi my 535 05 reg is having problems in reverse and drive. Its an automatic but when I put it in reverse it drops the revs as if the clutch is being lifted I do no these automatics don't have a clutch but has anyone had any similar problems.. Been to a few garages and everyone is saying different solutions, I was thinking of giving it a service but not sure if I should find the fault first because I don't want to waste money and have to have two services. Also when I'm driving around town under 2000rpm the revs start to flutter but the car pulls as it should and goes through all the gears. Thanks all for reading!!!

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If the car has over 80K miles, have the gearbox fluid, filter and sleeve changed that way you know the fluid level is correct. Incorrect fluid level (mostly due to leaks) can cause all sorts of shifting problems.

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If the car has over 80K miles, have the gearbox fluid, filter and sleeve changed that way you know the fluid level is correct. Incorrect fluid level (mostly due to leaks) can cause all sorts of shifting problems.

I'm with him, I see a lot of niggly faults on the 6hp box (mostly because I see these boxes in much heavier cars) most of the issues are fixed with a filter change and fluid flush Edited by YNP

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Cheers guys for your response I'll give that a shot and see how it goes. The car does have 118k miles and not sure if it has had a oil and filter change in the past as I recently brought the car

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I would bet good money that it hasn't been serviced. BMW say the gearbox doesn't need servicing and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like being told they don't have to spend any money on their car.

Edited by Redtwin

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I would bet good money that it hasn't been serviced. BMW say the gearbox doesn't need servicing and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like being told they don't have to spend any money on their car.

And again... I'm with redtwin, use the lifeguard 6 oil though

Tyk500050 is the Landrover number for it you can find it for as little as £9 a litre with that part number

YNP

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And again... I'm with redtwin, use the lifeguard 6 oil though

Tyk500050 is the Landrover number for it you can find it for as little as £9 a litre with that part number

YNP

Content provided by this user should not be considered correct due to the fact he's a raving fruitloop.

YNP, who is selling this oil for $9 a liter, i can't find it for under $20.......the best price was for genuine ZF Lifeguard Fluid 6 from incarmotorspares for $15.60. I think Bristol Transmissions also have it for this price. What do you guys think of the Febi / Meyle ATF 6 fluid, it can be found for $10 a liter?

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Also, i am sure it has been mentioned about a knackered torque converter can cause the 'hunting' rev's.......

 

Obviously start with the simplest and least expensive but worth a mention for future thoughts. 

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I said £9 :) approx $18 .... But

And dirt biker.... Only ever changed one converter....... The fluid is what causes the issue then the converter burns out

YNP

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I need a filter/flush also, my specialist changed the oil only and it still shifts rough and feel like it slips at times. So I'm going to get it all flushed, new sleeve, filter etc.

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I only used the dollar sign as my stupid keyboard offshore is for the yanks  :cool:

 

Any comments on the Febi / Meyle fluid. Many suggest it is exactly the same Shell M1375.4 re-bottled........

 

You can buy a Meyle kit including sump pan/filter, 7 liters of fluid, Mechatronic sleeve for 150 GBP's (see what i did there YNP) from Motormec

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Hi people I've had the oil and filter changed now it's made a minimal difference but the judder is still there.. Even the mechanic is not sure about the problem. Any other suggestions to what the problem could be please.

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My EGR is hanging from a rafter in my garage. :mrgreen:  I fitted a smoothbore pipe and had it mapped out when I had my remap done.

 

This is how my engine bay looks now...well a bit cleaner than that.

 

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Cheers red twin I'll have to give that a try on the weekend also someone has suggested the brake solenoid. Don't have a clue about that do u think the braking system could have anything to do with the judder? I ask this because the car shakes so much when ur on the brake it's like it's going to launch off especially in reverse? Thanks again for your response

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It doesn't sound like a brake problem, I am not an expert though.

 

Next time it judders, slip the shifter into neutral and see if the juddering is still there. you need to isolate whether you have an engine or a transmission issue.

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I always slip it in to neutral at the lights it doesn't have a problem when I do that it's just when it's in gear and foot on brake. Have been to a specialist but he's naming me all the problems it could be and not narrowing it down I don't want to give home the car to fix and him coming back with a ridiculous bill that for changing everything he assumes is wrong with it.

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I agree with you on not handing over the car for someone to rack up the costs with guess work. Try to find another specialist if the one you are going to isn't filling you with confidence.

 

If you want to eliminate the brake booster being a possible culprit, hold the car on the handbrake (foot off the brake) in Reverse gear and see if you still have judder. If you do, then it isn't the brake booster.

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Thanks red I am looking for someone else now to look at it for me, I did try the handbrake on and the car drove straight off and a very little judder I'm not sure what that means now

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Hi there have you found a solution to this problem I am having the same problem and different garages telling me different problems getting annoying now and this is the only post IV found with exactly the same problem I'm having

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On 8/17/2014 at 10:21 AM, YNP said:

And again... I'm with redtwin, use the lifeguard 6 oil though

Tyk500050 is the Landrover number for it you can find it for as little as £9 a litre with that part number

YNP

Content provided by this user should not be considered correct due to the fact he's a raving fruitloop.

 

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