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Old 01-11-2005, 04:32 PM
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I give up / CAR FOR SALE

Pictures can be viewed at the following link

150,000 miles
Engine and turbo are very strong.
Interior is in good shape (needs a good cleaning)
Completely restored the engine / transmission vacuum system with new MB parts
The car has a service medallion on the grill so you know it was well taken car of
No rust
The paint on the hood, roof, and trunk has seen better days.

The only problem with this car and the reason for me selling it is the transmission late shifts.
It shifts at 3500 RPM for 1-2nd gear and 4500 RPM for the remaining gears.
I suspect this is due to a non-functional part within the transmission, so if you feel confident on fixing the part or have a spare transmission sitting around this car is a real find. On the other hand the car drives fine if you donít mind the late shifting.

For and additional $200.00 (with the car only) I will include a brand new in the box Pyle MP3 Player and set of Altec component system for the rear, new injector pump hoses w/ filter, plastic dash cap to cover the cracks, and a Mercedes interior cleaning / conditioning kit.

If you have any questions please ask

Located in Dallas Texas

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Old 01-11-2005, 04:36 PM
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Old 01-11-2005, 05:22 PM
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have you tried simply disconnecting the vacuum line to the tranny to see if the shifts improve?
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:36 PM
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Or you could hook the transmission line up to a mightyvac and as you pickup speed ( the shift points on the speedo) pump the mightyvac and it should do a smooth shift around 9 to 13 " of vac. My 240d has and unusual shifting pattern , until I did this and it shifts quite smooth. It's matching the two together is where the determination comes in.

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Old 01-11-2005, 09:12 PM
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I have no desire to do anymore tests or adjustments.
Thanks though
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:45 AM
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It was the kick down switch!!
I didnít even know this model had one

Thanks everyone and you guys won / The car is no longer for sale!!

You guys rock
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:47 AM
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I am so glad it worked out for you. It is a nice looking car and will last you a loooooong time if properly taken care off.
Have fun, see you on the board.
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:45 AM
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When I read your other post yesterday, I was going to suggest disconnecting the kick-down, but after reading all the testing and diagnosis you did, I didn't want to be insulting. There's some lessons here, I think.
One is something I've finally learned, about that 'desperation' that sets in after a problem surfaces, you chase all the possible causes, assuming the worst case scenario, and end up overlooking the simple stuff.
I couldn't begin to relate how many times I went all-out to 'cure' something that was embarassingly easy to fix, had I only stopped and made it a point to first check the simple answer first. Trouble is, only experience seems to drive the lesson home.
I remember an old 450SE that I changed the brake pads and rotors on. After proudly buttoning everything up, the pedal went to the floor. I re-bled a 1/2 dozen times, then finally concluded the caliper(s) or master cylinder must be bad. So I changed them too. After several more bleeds and some road testing, the brakes worked fine. Only many years later did I learn that they take awhile to seat in, and the initial spongy feel is normal.
I remember..well, you get the idea. Now, I always take the time to search out what the simple causes are likely to be, before launching a major project to change anything. The saving grace is that we do gain knowledge and experience from doing even the most futile things.
So, when that 'desperation' sets in, I try to let that be my signal that I may have failed to see the tree for the forest. Glad this worked out in the end
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