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Old 12-01-2000, 12:55 PM
420SEL 420SEL is offline
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Location: Toronto, CANADA
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How steep a hill was it? If the tach was only showing 2500 at 45-50 mph then I assume you were in 4th gear. To accelerate a car as heavy as a 420SEL going up a steep hill you'd have to get into the higher RPMs. Get a second opinion on this as I am no expert, but it sounds like it just didn't downshift for you. Try it again and step on the gas hard and fast. Either that or manually downshift into third.

Jason Priest
1999 E430
1995 E420 - retired
1986 420SEL - retired
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