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Date registered: Mar 2014
Vehicle: 1968 280se, 1972 280se 4.5, Land Rover disco II, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Tiger. +boring Chevy Van
Location: Grass Valley california
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Transmission adjustment question.
I have a question regarding adjusting of my 280se tranny.
I have read on various posts that to overcome a jerky shifting transmission it could be a simple adjustment to the throttle linkage? I would love to see a step by step breakdown on how to do this. Any special tool requirements etc?
Also any adjustments in the vacuum etc?
I really love this car but the sometimes the jerky shifting is a little annoying.
It seems to do it more when I drive gently? On occasion it will shift from 2nd to 4th! When I drive more briskly it seems smoother? The actual tranny has only about 8k miles on it. the previous owner replaced it. I'm sure it just needs a little tweaking. I do understand that these cars are not the smoothest shifting autos but my previous 250s was much smoother.
I don't mind getting my hands dirty in fact it gets me out of the house and out of the Girlfriends hair
I'd love to remedy this one way or another.