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Old 12-14-2003, 09:15 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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With the exception of the older fluid coupling trannies (pre-73), MBs do indeed tend to roll backwards at idle. A result of the fairly high slip torque converter, I think.

Use the parking brake to hold you on slopes like that, then run the engine up before releasing it if you think you will roll backwards very far.

Peter
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