Steve, thanks for the info re flairing.
My car is a Euro '87 300D 4matic which shifts fine on all gears. I've noticed though that when I floor the acc pedal to activate kickdown switch, the engine RPM goes excessively high for approximately two seconds before lower gear shift is fully engaged. At this point, RPM drops to normal.
Tranny seems to be slipping for a short duration.
Is this normal? If not, how can I improve it?
Thank you for your posts. I've learned a lot from them.