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    Default It's looking like my car's got to go.

    Rather cheesed off about my car at the moment, the bonnet is desperate for a respray and a spring has snapped, they are the least of my worries though. My Auto gearbox is playing up it'll go into reverse perfectly to get out of the garage, but when I select Drive it waits 2 or 3 seconds then jolts into gear. It seems fine once it's warmed up, no problem selecting Drive, but I've read a few threads on here and it seems it's only going to get worse. So I'm thinking of putting it back to standard and getting rid, rather than spending a daft amount of money sorting the gearbox. Gutted tbh, loved the car since I've had it, and would have kept it for a few years longer. Not sure what to replace it with though, totally lost interest in cars this last few weeks, hence not being on here much.

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    hi buddy. its going to be a daft question but can you/have you check/ed the oil level in the box that sounds like when older gearboxes used to hesitate when low on oil but i dont know whether newer boxes suffer from this. HTH
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    Not sure how to check it mate, my backs fubarred so I can't do much on the car myself. I was going to ask a mechanic to flush it and put new fluid in, but after reading a thread with exactly the same symptoms as mine I lost interest as it was around 2k to fix it.

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    They normally only die if the oil is contaminated so new fluid can't do any harm. If it doesn't fix it then maybe its time to shift it on.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    hey buddy where you been? i would try a flush thru with new oil and see if that helps fella but you cant get rid untill you try the obvious 1st fella
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    Hi Col,

    Long time no speak mate,

    Don't give up on the gearbox, I suspect the fluid needs a flush and new filter as the thickness of the fluid in the valve casing until it warms and thins is exactly what I read from your descriptions, used to be rife in the BMW 7 series boxes.

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    Thanks guys, I'll give my tame mechanic a bell and see if a flush and new fluid sorts it, I'd rather keep the car, just a bit cheesed off with it at the moment and lacking enthusiasm.

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    Defo oil flush and fill mate.. the auto boxes have to be trained and filled approx three times too I believe as the oil stays in the torque converter..

    Made all the difference on my father-in-laws auto box (not VX but same technology) ...

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    Try the oil change as others have said mine got changed for the same symptoms however there can be a number of causes for the same symptoms, mine was terminal doesn't mean they all are

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    Autobox specailist are often cheaper to deal with too....

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