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Old 03-20-2002, 01:07 PM
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BWatson BWatson is offline
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Location: Los Angeles
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Mine doesn't really downshift all that effectively. My tranny upshifts smoothly at nice intervals so I don't think there is any problem but it is sort of older technology. No computer chips, which is why they are not all that expensive to fix. I drive mostly in th city, Los Angeles, and the big thing I notice is when I am accelerating and then someone slows down in front of me. I am already in 4th gear and get slowed down to 25 mph and then the road opens up and I step on the gas and it stays in 4th. NO power! If I slow down almost to a stop, it will downshift but since this happens at least 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and 99 times a day when driving in this over crowded mess, I am just in the habit of grabbing the shifter and pulling it down to the "S" setting. It will at least go down into 3rd and give me some more rpms to get back up to speed.
1982 300D Turbo "Helga"
380,000 miles
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