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Old 12-01-2017, 02:24 PM
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Trying to be helpful. You'll fit in well here. I don't know anything about your mickey mouse gearbox.

In my car D means I have 7 gears...when I nudge to the left it drops to 6th , then 5th and so on. What happens when you move to - (as opposed to +)?

But hey, you know best. I presume you have a user hand book...read it. You may find you are missing 6th.
I don't think there was any need for that retort.

That's the kind of unhelpful rouse which has meant there has been more bickering on this forum than ever as late.

Let it go eh....
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:34 PM
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I don't think there was any need for that retort.

That's the kind of unhelpful rouse which has meant there has been more bickering on this forum than ever as late.

Let it go eh....
So why get involved? I wasn't joking...why did he think I was?

Except on the political threads...where's the bickering?

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Old 12-01-2017, 02:43 PM
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Because I'm trying to keep the peace between a new poster and a moderator, who should, quite frankly, know better.

Whether he thought you were serious or not, there was no need to reply as you did. Talk about being over sensitive....

The bickering on this forum has been driving me nuts for the past year and it usually starts with pointless retorts, yours being an example of one. This used to be a great place where we all used to post and help each other, with the odd bit of banter. This place has sure got quieter lately and now I am really beginning to see the reason why..
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:27 PM
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Because I'm trying to keep the peace between a new poster and a moderator, who should, quite frankly, know better.

Whether he thought you were serious or not, there was no need to reply as you did. Talk about being over sensitive....

The bickering on this forum has been driving me nuts for the past year and it usually starts with pointless retorts, yours being an example of one. This used to be a great place where we all used to post and help each other, with the odd bit of banter. This place has sure got quieter lately and now I am really beginning to see the reason why..
So my first post wasn't helpful? Where's the other bickering you speak of?

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Old 12-01-2017, 06:49 PM
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I think it was the tone of your response as much as anything.

Sure the OP may not have taken your advice as you'd have liked when you then lost along the lines of "you must be an expert the.....go and check your handbook then" it does come off as being a tad argumentative and a bit short.

I might be wrong in my assessment of the above but it's how it reads to me....
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:55 PM
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Sure I was short...he was questioning the help I proffered...which I think was correct...in a sneering way:

"Naraic - seriously!! - 1-5 are manual gears and D is automatic mode - doh! But I assume it was said jokingly."

He asked for advice, I helped. He didn't know about the MB gearbox, and thinks 1-5 are manual gears...they are not, they are just manually selected maximum gears and D has them all so a 7 speed has 1-6 and D. It was explained above my first post, I repeated the advice albeit more succinctly (missing the 6th gear).

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:31 PM
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1. I would have expected better from a Moderator but hey ho!

2. Problem solved - I tried again at 70mph and lo and behold 7 speeds

So at 60mph I can only see 1-5 but over 60 I get the 2 extra overdrive speeds!

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:43 PM
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1. I would have expected better from a Moderator but hey ho!

2. Problem solved - I tried again at 70mph and lo and behold 7 speeds

So at 60mph I can only see 1-5 but over 60 I get the 2 extra overdrive speeds!

Thanks all - THREAD CLOSED
Thanks for letting is know, like I say the wife's 169 although a couple of years older than yours it is the same engine and box and took me a while to get used to how it works compared to a standard tourque converter auto. to be honest I do enjoy driving her car, we use it for pretty much anything these days
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:48 PM
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1. I would have expected better from a Moderator but hey ho!

2. Problem solved - I tried again at 70mph and lo and behold 7 speeds

So at 60mph I can only see 1-5 but over 60 I get the 2 extra overdrive speeds!

Thanks all - THREAD CLOSED
You treated me as a fool...even moderators are members.
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