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Old 03-10-2002, 01:14 PM
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How is the shift delayed? Is there a temp sensor, or is it oil viscosity?

My '79 300D took longer to shift into 3rd when it was cold. I would run up the rpms and back off to get it to shift earlier. It only started doing this after about 250,000 miles.
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