Auto Box reset unexpected bonus

Discussion in 'Engine' started by edtzxr, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. edtzxr

    edtzxr Active Member

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    HI All,

    I just thought I would share this.

    1999 clk320 elegance auto a208

    I reset my auto box last weekend as she was getting a bit confused changing gears on the motorway when i booted it! and just seemed a little too slow to resopnd.

    I then did as sugested in the post and took her out for a spin in the manner I wanted her to learn. (slow and steady for fuel efficient granddads or fast and furious for more performance) I wragged her around for about 20 mins or so and I have to say the gearbox response is soooo much better.

    however I was expecting it to be worse on fuel.

    here is the bonus mpg has gone from 22 mpg to 26 mpg I got 290 miles out of the tank before the light came on! May not be the same for eveyone but I'm well impressed.

    My weekly driving is the same every weeka mix of 20 mins stop start traffic and 20 mins motorway weekdays and running about and a blast or two at the weekends.

    Ed
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
  2. oldguy57

    oldguy57 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like a great result without the normally associated huge repair bill!
     
  3. OP
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    edtzxr

    edtzxr Active Member

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    Luck so far I guess the gearbox wasnt faulty in the first place just not as focused as I would expect having had other big engine autos in the past (Landrover, BMW, SAAB,)

    its still not the best I have driven but its far better than it was.

    Ed
     
  4. keg

    keg Member

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    result!
     

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