If it's flaring on ALL shifts, it's probably vacuum modulator related. There
used to be a good article on that described adjusting the vacuum
switch on the top of the IP and the vacuum modulator down on the

If you're making the Dallas to Austin trip again, you could stop by and I'll
help you put the gauges on it. I've still got my homemeade modulator
pressure gauge left over from my 300D 722.315 days.

Gary Thompson
Georgetown, TX
1995 E320

On 1/28/06, paul <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I recently purchased a '83 300CD for dirt cheap, and drove it from
> Dallas to Austin and back.  I noticed that there's a slight flair from
> 1st to 2nd, and sometimes from 2nd to 3rd.  It also takes a second a or
> two to drop into reverse.  What should i inspect/replace first?  B2
> piston?
> 'tanks,
> Paul

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