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Hi from Northern Ontario

Hello All,

I am a former mechanic(mostly British cars) turned PC repair guy.
I still love turning wrenches, and enjoy restoring cars.

I just picked up a 1983 240D( a gift from a relative) in pretty decent shape. Odometer shows 176k, but stopped recording at some point. the car has never seen a winter, and has been stored indoors most of it's life. The cars runs great, except for an auto box issue. I don't have a great deal of auto box experience, since most Limey(I can say that, since I am one ;-) ) cars have manual transmissions. The auto goes into top gear by 20 mph, rendering it totally gutless. Manually shifting the auto, and it drives well. I'm thinking maybe the vacuum shift modulator? Looking for advice on that one please.


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