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My BMW e53 4.4i has hard shifts when downshifting to low

Customer Question

My BMW e53 4.4i has hard shifts when downshifting to low gears. Also after driving for about 30minutes, it allows me use only gears 1 and 2. Pls help
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: No I didn't notice any leak though I smelt burnt oil or something.
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I called a technician nearby. He says he wants to come check the oil level and also that he wants to change the tranny oil. I changed the transmutation not quite four months now so I wonder why this is happening
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing else
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
What is the last 7 of the vin?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I missed out something earlier. I had a hose leaking out coolant from the part that feeds the gear around the base of the radiator a few days before this started. Hose leak was sorted.
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
hi, can you answer the question that I asked please?