I have got a 330d (January 2002), automatic.
I decided to take my car on a business trip to Scotland (what a nutter! I
know). I have been in Scotland for 3 days and it is cold. When I start up
the car in the morning, no problem, temperature gauge is low, 1st gear all
right, 2nd gear.... takes a while to shift, it goes up to 3000rpm, 3rd gear
same story. (it might even go from 1st to 3rd jumping 2nd, not sure). The
first 2 days behaved like that.
Today, the 3rd day, the car died and I got the safety-gear only alarm, damn!
I drove the car for 5 mins in safe gear mode. I stopped, put the car in
Neutral gear for 5 mins, the temperature went to its normal position.
Stopped the engine, start up again and the alarm went off. I drove with it
30 miles with no problem, as usual.
It has only happenned in the morning when it's cold, the car has always been
looked after in Spain, good weather conditions, never problem with anti
freezer or temperature or anything.
Could it be the antifreezer that I've got is not suitable for UK, colder
than Spain...? I hope nothing more sinister is going on...
Any help appreciatted, thanks in advance.
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