Originally posted by oldblue1
Sorry to belabour this point, but my 190e 2.6 1990 doesn't do continue to do this, or even nearly approximate the way the SL is behaving, neither does the 300TE, nor does the 190D.
You are right. It should only do it on the first 2-3 shift when the car is cold.
I know someone suggested a rebuilt trans to you. The question becomes....is it the transmission that somehow knows the engine temp? Or does something outside the transmission tell the transmission to delay that shift?
If the signal comes from outside, rebuilding the trans would be pointless.
If the transmission itself makes the decision, I would imagine that only the valve body is involved...much less work than a complete rebuild.