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Old 06-21-2004, 03:44   #1 (permalink)
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Auto shifting to soon

G'day, I have a 170 behind a borgwarner 35 auto, it seems to shift way to early, I mean first at say 15km/hr then second at 20km/hr then top at 25 km/hr so I have no long legs for high way cruising. It was previously a manual. The auto is really smooth too, you can't even detect it changinging up the gears. The question us is this normal, if not is there a shift kit or some modification that can be done to the borgwarner 35 box to make it shift later?

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Old 06-21-2004, 04:54   #2 (permalink)
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Is the kickdown cable hooked up and adjusted correctly? That's about all I can think of.
What car is it? EA? MPFI or CFI?
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probably an X series car i reckon.

but yeah - i think the kickdown cable is not adjusted enough - needs to be tighter.
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Re: Auto shifting to soon

Being a 170 i would tend to think XM-XP?
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Didn't even see that!
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Re: Auto shifting to soon

G'day yeah the car is an xm totally restored to better than new condition. I just changed the manual for a borg warner 35 fully recond with a B&M megashifter. I dont have any kick down mechanism installed yet. The cable is there hanging from the auto but not hooked up to the carby. Is that where it should be connected too? The car shifts so early it feels like it is just taking of in top but it isn't.

If the kickdown is attached will that make it stay in a lower gear longer or is there a shift kit available or something else?

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yeah, without the kickdown cable, the auto will go through the gears real quick.
The kickdown cable usually connects to the throttle linkage on the carby and needs to be adjusted so that the gears change at decent speeds, and so that the auto doesnt thump into 1st when slowing down.
It needs to be set up so that the kickdown cable is pulled as the carby opens up, what carby do you have on it, is it the standard stomberg?
I dont think there is any other way of doing it other than adjusting the kickdown cable.
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