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Join Date: Sep 2001
Re: Sportronic - how smooth is yours??
Did a reset. Well, it's different! Hangs on to the revs a lot more, kicks down more readily, really hangs on the the gears in corners (which is brilliant)...but the 1/2 up-shift can still be a bit less than smooth under very light throttle. When proceeding from stop in a more 'forceful' manner, it's fine. Just seems to be the low-rev change. Once or twice on the run out yesterday it held 3rd for no apparent reason until I really eased off the throttle. Presume it'll get the message after some more driving. Oil next I think. Hate to say it, but I suspect I'll pay someone to do it. I don't have the diagnostic kit to interrogate the gearbox to make sure it's at the right temp, but perhaps more to the point, I have no way to lift the car up high & level to actually fill/check the level, even if I guessed at the internal gearbox temp using a spot IR meter. Oh for a dipstick.......