A few months ago I got my transmission fluid replaced on my 07 530xi. I absolutely love my car and love blowing the doors off all of my friend's Japanese tin cans but the 6HP19 has been an ongoing battle for me. It's very temperamental and 95% of my shifts are smooth and swift but it's the 5% that really piss me off. The 2-1 bump thing is really what I want gone ASAP. After I've driven on the highway for a while the shifts are a bit hesitant and clunky. Rarely when I speed back up after following a slower person and give it about 50% throttle, it will rev to about 3500-4000 RPM and attempt to up-shift but then won't shift and the revs will raise slightly and it will slam into gear. Then it won't do it again the rest of the trip. After some forum searching I think my problem has something to do with valve body and/or solenoids. But that's about where my knowledge ends, I'm stuck trying to figure out how to get the problem diagnosed. I think a valve body pressure test might help but I'm not sure. I keep resetting my adaptations every 1500-2000 miles and it kinda go's away but then comes back.
All of this seems pretty straight forward but I'm stuck trying to figure out where to get the problem diagnosed + fixed. I live in the middle of VT and BMW specialists aren't readily available. On bimmershops.com there a few listed near me but none of them seem to be BMW "specialists." They're kinda "we'll do anything from a Corolla to a Maserati" places
. I have a Dealer about 45 mins from my house but I have a feeling I'll go in there, they'll look at a TSB and tell me I need a valve body without even touching the car. There's also an AAMCO down the road from the dealer but from what I've read they're kinda shit.
ANYWAY, if anyone has any tips about where + how I should go about getting this fixed would be greatly appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!