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    Has anyone tried this on their 7?

    Hi All,

    Has anyone tried this on their 2006/2007 5/6/7 Series:

    Insert the Key to into the key fob (DONíT HOLD THE BRAKE).
    Press the Start Button ONCE, just so the car electronics start and show the Engine light in on. (Again, Donít START the Engine).
    Press and HOLD the GAS PEDAL all the way to the force down click on the gas pedal for 25 seconds.
    After those 25 Seconds, proceed to Starting the Engine and drive your car.

    Now, do you notice that the car responds better and shifts better, or is this just me????

    I know, that in some Audi cars, you can reset the transmissions learning algorithm by doing this.

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    Re: Has anyone tried this on their 7?


    doesn't the car always reset the transmissions learning algorithms when you start it up after it was off for a while?


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    No, the transmission adapts to your driving style

    It always keep the "adaptaions" until either reprogrammed or the tech clears them out for some reason.

    So if "Little Johnny" has been driving your car harder than normal then you may actually notice different shift patterns happening.



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    Re: No, the transmission adapts to your driving style

    Geez:

    Does this little trick really work,and if not,is there someway a civilian can clear the adaptations? Would really like to know,the very few times the adaptions were cleared by dealer,the car responds much better for a short time.

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    Re: No, the transmission adapts to your driving style

    I would also like to know. My dealership won't reset mine and pretended they did not even know what I was talking about.

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    Re: No, the transmission adapts to your driving style

    Well,I tried it,and,Damn,it sure feels like it works! Seems a little smoother,a little more responsive. I frequently drive in manual because I don't like the slow way "normal" responds. Feels more like "sport" mode.

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    I dont know if this works.........................

    .........I have never heard of it but if it feels different then maybe it does?

    Since we can do it through the service tester (chibman, you need to talk to a tech at the dealer, not the advisor) we have no need to do it this way.

    I will try this next week as I can check the actual adaptations before and after trying this, I'll report back with what I find.


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    Something happened...

    I followed the instructions like a scientific protocol and yielded the proposed results.

    In fact, if you check my old posts (which no one responded to) I cried about second gear shifts. My troubles have been remedied. Thanks for the new car!

    When I was holding the gas pedal to the metal and counting out load like a mental patient, I patiently waited for my car to explode or flood or something bad. Suddenly around 20 seconds, I felt something in my foot. When I let up after the prescribed time period, I hit the Start button and braced myself for failure. Upon exiting the parking lot of the office, the car ran through the gears smooth as silk. Am I dreaming?? I thought I was just imagining it, because I wanted it to be better so badly. But even today on my way into the office, it drove like a new car. SERIOUSLY, I RECOMMEND THE PROTOCOL. (This is not legal advice.)

    Thanks for the new car DANNY-Z!! I love it!!

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    Re: If It Worked, You're Welcome!


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    Re: Has anyone tried this on their 7?

    The noise sounds is like a high pitch whistle that increases with the rpms on the engine, it might not necessarily be coming from the alternator, but my past experiences with other vehicles it was the culprit. Usually feedback through the audio system.

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    Thank you...what a difference !

    I was just about to bring my 750 in for growling while stuck in 2nd gear. Now its dramatically different. Can't believe the dealer would not recommend this.

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    Yup, does something...

    I tried it and it seems to hold the lower gear a little longer on the upshift, shifts earlier (at lower speed) when downshifting.

    Could it be the adptive transmission computer doesen't know if the engine is running or not? It just sees you've got your foot to the floor and adjusts to a more agressive shift pattern.

    I'll try that again if the transmission feels too soft.

    Thanks

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    i think it works! Better MPG and SMOOTHER!

    I tried this.

    i am now getting 1 mpg extra on average & the car feels much smoother when shifting gears & it seems to change gears at better rev levels now (holds higher gear for longer, hence the mpg difference i assume)

    worth a try imo.BMW E65 7 Series

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    Hey there was an immediate difference

    Seems that the car is in sports mode all the time, which is what I was looking for. Now half throttle is really half throttle and not the computer saying slow and steady acceleration...

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    Confirmed MPG improvement

    If you told me my MPG was going to improve by doing this, I would have thought the whole thing was a hoax.
    After about a week, I've noticed a 1 MPG improvement according to the iDrive screen. For my normal, stuck on the frreway doing 15 MPH commute, that's a 6% increase.
    Not bad considering I got a drivability improvement also.
    Why isn't the transmission programmed like that to begin with?

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    Re: Something happened...

    I followed the procedure today just to see what would happen. The car has a noticeably different shift pattern as described by others--it holds the gears to a higher RPM before the shift. It feels quite crisp. I plan a 1500 mile road trip beginning tomorrow and should get some general notion of whether the mileage has changed as a result of this "reprogram."

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    Hmmm, could be a "sugar pill" effect..............

    ....I finally checked a car today after doing this procedure and I cant find any evidence of the adaptations being cleared/changed in either the transmission or engine control modules.

    I know most of you have reported back with the car "feeling" different, but I cant confirm what you are feeling, very strange as I thought I might see the adaptation numbers change when doing this.

    There isn't any procedure in our shop manuals that is any where close to something like this, we do it all through the service tester electrically.

    I'm not saying that nothing is happening when you do this, I just cant see the "proof" that something is changing.

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    Re: Confirmed MPG improvement

    yeah. My tank range has now gone from around 300 miles to 430

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    Re: Hmmm, could be a sugar pill effect..............

    Thanks for your feedback Geez Tech. I tried it and couldn't really feel the remarkable difference reported by others, just maybe a little closer to the sport mode until the transmission appeared to adapt to my driving style again. I have not seen any difference in mileage either - and I have recorded my mpg every fill-up since the car was new. I would have thought that such an easy process would have been highly advertised by BMW if it really improved performance and/or economy.

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