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Old 10-22-2001, 07:38 AM
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Bowden Cable Adjustment for M104 engine

SteveBfl told me a few months back that I should adjust my bowden cable to optimize my shifting (already did modulator adjustment). He suggested that I 'hasten the control pressure shift point' which I believe to be the bowden cable. I would adjust it so that the car would shift earlier. This would also allow the transmission to DOWN-shift at higher speeds also.
If I floor it (kickdown) at 18 mph, it will not shift into 1st gear.

Anyway, how do I adjust the bowden cable for my 95 C280? I think I'll be making it a little tighter (shorter) and go from there.

I have no more camera, so I'll have to use some old pictures.

This is a pic of my engine....

And here is a closer look at the area of adjustment:

Now can anyone give me specific instructions on the location?
Thanks a bunch, I appreciate it.
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

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