Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2009, 07:43 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mountains in South Carolina
Posts: 703
1st to 2nd Gear Shift-300SD

I know these cars shift sharply when shifting into 2nd gear from 1st gear but how would I make it shift less sharply or should I just let it be.

As the transmission warms up it shifts alittle more sharply than when it is cold. I like how it shifts when cold but at warmer temperatures I'd like it to shift smoother if possible.

Is this normal for it to shift differently with temperature?

I've done fluid change about 3,000 miles ago with filter also. I have plain Jane Dextron II or III in it.

I really forget but I put in story brand ATF at Advance Auto. Nothing fancy in there.

1982 300SD
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 08:35 AM
babymog's Avatar
Loose Cannon - No Balls
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeast Indiana
Posts: 10,767
Look for vacuum leaks.

Gone to the dark side

- Jeff
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 09:19 AM
snookwhaler's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Treasure Coast, FL
Posts: 1,417
How are the rest of the shifts? 2/3 and the 3/4?

Have you pulled vacuum (with a mighty vac) on any of the lines under the hood to check for leaks?

I'm not as familiar with the older vac systems. On the 85's there is a switchover valve to soften the shifts when cold.

1985 300D (SOLD)

Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 10:45 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mountains in South Carolina
Posts: 703
The other shifts are good. I'll check for leaks.
1982 300SD
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page