Harsh changes from !st to 2nd or is it 2nd to 3rd?
Referring to what David C Klasse mentioned about the cold shift relay and what is happenning to the auto gear box when its still cold, I personally don't wish to upset anyone by my comments, but don't you think that this excuse that it was designed to work this way to heat up the catalytic converter quickly to reduce emissions is really a sly excuse for BAD engineering design and trying to get away from this by giving a "good" reason for having it? Tell me why no other car manufacturer has this wonderful kick form the back feature if its so good for the car? Why has it got to be from Mercedes? As far as I am concerned, if any other manufacturer was involved, this "feature" would have been considered a design flaw and a new tranny designed before the car went out of the door!!!