Problems with Auto gear change when cold

tiger

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I have just aquired a 1998 C200 petrol - when starting and moving off from cold the auto box will not change up from gear 3 until driving approximately 1mile.

Has anyone else had this problem - any advice would be appreciated

What is the best place to purchase an autobox dip stick and tamper proof seal?
 

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This is normal for that year of car, and the weather gets colder,,it hangs onto the gears to warm up the CAT as quickly as possible
 

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I have just acquired a 1998 C200 petrol - when starting and moving off from cold the auto box will not change up from gear 3 until driving approximately 1mile.

Has anyone else had this problem - any advice would be appreciated

What is the best place to purchase an autobox dip stick and tamper proof seal?

This is intentional I believe. It helps the engine warm up faster, whereupon gear changes should be smooth and normal.

Is your car fine when warm?

And welcome to the Forum!
 
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Thanks to Malcolm and Alex this is very reassuring any ideas on getting an auto dipstick
 

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You can make one from curtain wire and the correct level is 5.6 cm up the wire when hot at 80c the sealing caps come from MB

The sticks cost £35 when you an find somewhere that sell them
 

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Hi tiger, no problem with your C200 doing that, mines has been just like that for the last 100,000 plus miles with no problems.
 

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