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1988 190E 2.3

Hi guys, this is Murali. I got myself a 1988 190E 2.3 with around 184000 miles about a year ago. Now it has 204000 miles and lately there has been issues with the transmission.
The car drives well for about 15-16 miles, after which while cruising at say 60-70 mph, the transmission downshifts (probably to 1st) causing the engine to jump from around 3000 rpm to over 4500 rpm. Taking the foot off the accelerator does bring the rpm down below 2000, but when I try to accelerate at that moment nothing happens (the effect is as if no drive). I have to generally shift into neutral to let the car cruise a bit (to avoid slowing down too much on the hwy). Then once in a while I am lucky when I put it back into Drive, it picks up and continues for another 2-3 miles before the whole cycle repeats. During the inital 15-16 miles I am able to hit 80+ mph and most of the shifts seem to happen smoothly (upshift/downshift). There is slight flaring between 2nd and 3rd upshift, but that started to happen about a month ago. (All the fluids were changed when I got the car - and now had the transmission fluid level checked and it is fine too). Any suggestions, before I take it to a mechanic would be helpful. Thanks!
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Thx guys. BTW do I need to post my topic in a different thread? (I am trying to figure my way around here)
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