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Old 07-26-2008, 08:39 PM
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what's your RPM shift point...

My 300SD rpm shift point
Normal load
1 to 2 shift in 2000 RPM
2 to 3 shift in 2500 RPM
3 to 4 shift in 3000 RPM

Full load
1 to 2 shift in 4000 RPM
2 to 3 shift in 3500 RPM
3 to 4 shift in 4000 RPM
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:51 PM
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Light load:

1-2 at around 1400rpm
2-3 at around 1600rpm
3-4 at around 1700rpm

Normal load:

1-2 at 2200rpm
2-3 at 2100rpm
3-4 at 2400rpm

Max to the floor:

1-2 at 3800rpm
2-3 at 4700rpm
3-4 at 4900rpm (if I hold it ALL the way down)

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Old 07-26-2008, 09:46 PM
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I usually shift around 2000rpm.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:50 PM
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I shift at the dots.

Oh, you mean the automatic POS. Floored it shifts 1-2 at only 3500 for some reason. 2-3 and 3-4 are 4000-4500. The variation seems to depend in part on how warmed up the transmission is.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:56 PM
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The automatic is no POS, a trans that can last 250k plus is a very well built piece of machinery in my book.....and its way nicer than shifting all the time....that just gets annoying in city driving.
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'17 Metris(VITO!) - 7k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 168k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:08 PM
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As far as automatic transmissions go, it's a good one, and as far as I know is original at 306,000 miles. But it's still an automatic, so it's still a POS. I prefer manual transmissions at all times and under all circumstances. I massively prefer my 240D for around town driving BECAUSE it's a manual.

I used to occasionally drive on a road called ASR Uranium and it had enough potholes, IED holes, and just plain bad spots that speed ranged from a crawl to 30 mph or so and back several times each mile for over 30 miles. I did it driving an 8LL Roadranger (eight regular forward gears plus low and low-low), and even having to hit every gear from 2nd to 6th multiple times every mile, I'd take it over a slush.
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