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      09-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Jerky ride from stop position?

I own a 535i and have noticed that from 0-about 20mph the car jerks unnecessarily. meaning that the gear change from 1-2-3 isnt as smooth as id like it to be. is there any way to fix this?
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      09-14-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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I'm waiting for a sprintbooster to come out for the f10 that will hopefully get rid of the jerkiness. You can probably get rid of it with a tune.
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      09-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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There are a couple of threads about this, but here is one on the 528i.
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      09-15-2011, 12:12 AM   #4
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I dont know if u have guys driven SMG cars, I driven almost every clutch driven automatic transmission (tho our 8 speed auto is NOT one of them),
they all have jerky tranny, I wonder if they made this tranny this way on purpose?

i had sprint booster on my 997TT, prolly one of the best bang-for-the-buck mod,
it doesnt add any hp, but it surely feels like you just added 100hp!!! (on RACE setting - RED).
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i have this issue with my 550 as well, its annoying
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      09-22-2011, 07:51 AM   #6
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I find the same issue in my 550xi picked up last month. Especially when maneuvering in the underground parking it constantly jerks at those speeds. Very annoying
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ive also noticed that between 1200-1800 rpm the car seems to shudder slightly, anyone ever have this issue?
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      09-23-2011, 03:48 PM   #8
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The adaptive transmission needs to get used to your driving. That was the case for me at least. Goodluck
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I've got a 550iX with Dinan S1 and it still does it. Annoying. Maybe the new Dinan S2 will improve it.
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      09-24-2011, 02:29 PM   #10
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I get the low rpm shudder also, i drive it on sport mode all the time now to bypass the shudder.
It didn't do it when i got the car, but seem to start after 5000km. have about 7000km now.

Feel like the car was better before it adapted. anyway to reset the the transmission?
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      09-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #11
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This issue is very well documented on several forums. With 528, there doesn't seem to be a fix yet, but with the 535, there is a software update that fixes (transforms) this drivability issue with the the car. Warning: some of us who have had this done also are now seeing a couple of irritating new issues not before present -- surging idle RPMs at start and steering wheel phone on/off hook button not working with first try. Knowledgeable SAs know about this and are told a software patch is being worked on.
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