Re: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

2006-01-30 Thread Gary Thompson
Paul,

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

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



Re: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

2006-01-29 Thread David Brodbeck

paul 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?
  


As far as the flaring problem goes, check the vacuum switches on top of 
the valve cover.  There's one that softens the shifts at idle (for 
downshifts as you coast to a stop) and when its lever arm wears through, 
it softens *all* the shifts.  Partial-throttle upshifts got noticably 
firmer when I fixed this on my '83 300D.





Re: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

2006-01-29 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin
Plan on rebuilding it soon, its worn out.  B2 piston either works or it 
doesnt.


paul 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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Re: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

2006-01-29 Thread John Berryman


On Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 09:54 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin 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



	This was just discussed the other day. There is a fix for the flaring 
which includes K1/K2 spring kits. There is an aftermarket mfr  that 
makes a valve body kit also.
	A delay in switching from P-R-D-R is OK to a point, Dr Booth may be 
able to clarify how long is OK. Some flaring may be reduced by 
adjusting and/or replacing the modulator too.
	If its real bad you can disconnect the vacuum line to the modulator 
and put up with hard shifts for a zillion more miles. Kind of a free 
repair if you don't want to spend $$ at a tranny shop.


Johnny B.
I Mac Therefore I am


Re: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

2006-01-29 Thread UDG - Joop Schmeitz
Paul,
Tell me the mileage of the tranny; It may be necessary to rebuilt it.
Joopster

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Subject: [MBZ] 300CD Tranny question

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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