w210 2 reverse gears ?

tezz

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can someone explain how the reverse gears work on a 1996 w210 e230,..my drive is on a 1 in 6 slope and when reversing out with the gearbox switch in the s position the engine revs to 1100 before the car starts to move,..however when in the w position 1500 revs are needed before the car starts to move,..it's like a second and higher gear has been selected ?,..surely there car'nt be 2 gears can there,or is it some gearbox trickery
 

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Yes, there are two reverse gear ratios.
 

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In the "W" position the car starts in second gear ( to stop yer skidding on ICe) in "S" mode it starts in 1st gear
 

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Also I'm assuming you put yer Handbrake on (I NEVER DO) just stick it in "Park" you'll probs find yer brakes are sticking on slightly.

When I engage "R" or "D" I just "Creep" very slowly no need to touch the Acc pedel
 

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Yes, there are two reverse gear ratios.

In the "W" position the car starts in second gear ( to stop yer skidding on ICe) in "S" mode it starts in 1st gear

i dont think there are 2 reverse ratio's in a 210 box. i think its more a case of in W mode it allows more slip than in S mode. a bit like slipping the clutch more on a manual for the box in reverse in W mode! as far as im aware, its only the 7g box that has 2 reverse speeds and the 210 was fitted with the earlier box 722.6? i think!
 
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i learn something every day on this wonderfull forum,.thank you both
 

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All 722.6 boxes have two reverse speeds. Also the car will not roll back on hills in W
 

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All 722.6 boxes have two reverse speeds. Also the car will not roll back on hills in W

well i didnt know that! maybe i should use W when reversing to save fuel! :lol::lol::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 


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