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Date registered: Dec 2007
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Help... my 1980 300sd is in trouble
I have a 1980 300sd turbo. 98,000 original miles. it's a sunday driver. today I turned my baby on... put it in gear... low and behold... it won't change to second gear. It's an automatic transmission. I assumed it was the transmission going out. a few hours later. I decided to see if the problem persisted. I turned it on, and drove... it shifted gears, but seemed a little late in the shift from gear to gear. a little later, I noticed that as i was pushing teh accelarator to 40mph. if i took my foot off the gas. the speedometer dropped fast down to zero even though i was crusing at 40. I also noticed that the oil pressure gauge was always pegged to the max. after 10 minuites and a stop sign... it wne't back to my original problem... can't shift to second gear. is this a transmission problem, or something worse? help!!!