Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 1972 250C, Ducati ST
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
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RE: What speed should 1-2 upshift occur?
The previous owner also mentioned that with light loads, the transmission would "start out in second gear", but I'm not sure how that works, mechanically. If I'm stopped with the transmission in "drive" and the brake applied, should the transmission be in second or first?
If it's supposed to be in first, and then upshift almost immediately when I start moving, then that's exactly what my transmission is doing, and all is well.
If it's truly supposed to start off in second gear, and only downshift to first under hard acceleration or with a heavy load, then that's not what mine is doing.
Again, all the shifts are very positive and crisp, so I'm not really worried. This is my first old Benz, so I'm still learning all the "ins and outs", so to speak.