In Reply to: Kirt, where are you..(more) posted by George Mann on August 28, 2001 at 12:32:11:
located?...city and state.
If you are from Auto Sports Unlimited, then yes. I posted this before I spoke to you, and since speaking with you am much more at ease with the tranny and what to look for. I was planning on coming back here and telling everyone what great advice you offered! I'm in Flint, so it's a bit of a hike to your place, but if it does give me trouble I'll be headed west. Thanks again,
1990 535i with ZF 4HP22 automatic; 109,000 miles. Noticed this morning that the converter lockup is kind of soft; it is engaging but seems like not 100%. Used to be more firm, like a 5th shift. Had car in 'E' mode, then 'Sport' for a few miles, then switched back to 'E' when entering highway on-ramp. Mobil-1 synthetic fluid level is OK, fluid changed 7,000 miles ago and also 200 miles ago (just a drain & fill). Filter changed at 88k. My commute is 40 miles each way at ~77mph; usually runs 2,900 rpm, today ran most of the time at 2,900 but up some gradual slopes noticed rpms climb to ~3,000 to 3,100. I fear the converter clutch is slipping or is this normal? Suggestions? Any relays or fuses to check.