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Old 12-21-2002, 02:23 PM
suginami suginami is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
Posts: 8,508
Yep, completely normal.

Your car has an upshift delay valve which delays the shift from 1st to 2nd gear to warm up the cat quicker to reduce emissions.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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