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      09-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #89
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Glad I found this thread. This procedure definitely worked for my recently purchased '08. Regardless of placebo effect, etc., I noticed a marked difference in throttle response in D. Didn't really change shift smoothness - was always smooth, but greatly reduced the amount of travel on the pedal before the car would actually respond, which was very annoying around town in D.
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      09-30-2011, 10:51 AM   #90
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      09-30-2011, 05:02 PM   #91
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how do you hold it 30 seconds without starting the water pump cycle?

after holding the gas for 10 seconds it starts a 12 minute electric water pump venting cycle, used after a coolant change

See this diy.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=coolant+flush

the noise people hear is probably the water pump doing its thing.
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      10-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #92
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if my tranny is going to blow up , i can promise you one thing lol. im gonna find u hhah
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      10-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #93
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Worked on my 06 , definitely felt THR difference and now it's set for my style of driving. Thanks for the tip
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      10-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #94
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how do you hold it 30 seconds without starting the water pump cycle?

after holding the gas for 10 seconds it starts a 12 minute electric water pump venting cycle, used after a coolant change

See this diy.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=coolant+flush

the noise people hear is probably the water pump doing its thing.
I didn't 'hear' anything... after 10 seconds or 30 seconds (the first time i did it about a year ago i didn't remember hearing anything either)...
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      10-05-2011, 01:17 AM   #95
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the hidden menu you're talking about has been discussed before, for those of you that haven't tried it, here's a how-to guide:
http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus?t=anon
Umm I tried this, and all my dash did was display a signal that said abs, I can post a picture if that helps? Any advice would be great I hope it's not another problem
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      10-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #96
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Umm I tried this, and all my dash did was display a signal that said abs, I can post a picture if that helps? Any advice would be great I hope it's not another problem
Mmmm... not a clue. I followed the procedure - radio readiness on, accelerator for 20 seconds, radio readiness off, release accelerator, wait 2 minutes, start car, drive away much happier
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well I was trying the hidden menus and not the tranny reset
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      10-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #98
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Sorry 'bout that...
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Sorry 'bout that...
It's ok thanks for the bump, If I don't get any feedback here, I will just make a post with pics haha
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      03-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #100
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Dudes... Reseting the trans. definitely works.... HAHA...I was getting ready to put it for sale!!!
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      03-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #101
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Or you can easily reset both the Throttle & Tranny Adaptations using a BavTech cable if you have one...

Should be able to do same using INPA and coding cable, but don't know if it's been done yet - Grant from DetailAddict would know.
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      03-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #102
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So, yay or nay???
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Ok, WTF. Isn't the "noise" mentioned in step two the water venting cycle and NOT the gearbox resetting??
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      03-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #104
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LOL this again its not true i've talked to techs and dealerships i can assure you it doesn't work for the 3 series ive tried it too however if it gives you the placebo that it made a difference well then aslong as your happy who cares whether its true or not
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      03-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #105
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Whether the pedal works or not the adaptions can be reset with a BT cable and it does improve things to reset them
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      04-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #106
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I tried this today in my 2011 328ix E92 and drove about 150 miles afterwards. The jerky shifts I have been experiencing from a stop completely disappeared. Placebo? Maybe - but my car is shifting better than it ever has. I had an AA tune done at 3500 miles (have 22,000 now) and wasn't impressed. Performance and especially shifting seems much better now. We'll see how long it lasts!
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      04-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #107
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Just tried this and it didnt work. I used my other key fob that has never been used to compare it to. My main key holds the gear in DS until I either get on it to shift or let off to shift. My spare key shifts quickly and firmly between 3k-4k rpm.

Tried both methods listed in the thread. So has this actually been confirmed by someone other than "feeling" the difference? I ask because I would like to reset how the car reacts in DS mode.
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      05-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #108
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100% night and day for my '07 335xi
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didn't hear anything but this procedure definitely made a difference in the way my car drives
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      05-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #110
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does it make a diff if you have a pbx?
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