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Old 05-19-2003, 11:19 PM
IZELJIC IZELJIC is offline
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My 1987 260E starts normally in second gear. If I floor it from start it downshifts to first gear and it almost squeeches the tires when second engages. I guess that the first gear is quite short and sort of agressive. I have really learned to drive nice and slow with this car - sometimes I am thankful that Mercedes made an engine which starts such heavy car in second gear making it so smooth.

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