Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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Hi, is this new behavior or something that's always been present? If always been there I would suggest it's just that the car does need downshifted on an incline. There really shouldn't be any noticeable change on a dead stop, flat surface action however. Again, not trying to insult your intelligence but many people simply don't realize that these automatics were designed and intended to be shifted frequently while driving, MB even issued a special transmission manual for these cars, I'm not talking about the Hydrak tranny either, just this "standard" fluid-coupled automatic. The fluid coupling may be a sound you're not as familiar with also, compared to cars with a torque converter.
In short, if you downshift and all is well, and no problems at other speeds or situations, it sounds normal to me.
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