W140 V-8 Transmission Delayes Shift
Thanks so much for your kind help. Yes, I did find a description in the owner's manual and now do as one other reader suggested. I sit a bit longer in the car port and let it warm up a bit more. Funny the things you can miss even after reading the manual numerous times, and the alarm it can cause (I know what a rebuild/new tranny can cost) when you miss even a small paragraph.
My sincere thanks to the respondents and the site owners. What a fabulous site!