Just wondering what everyone's experience is with shift points of a borg warner 3spd auto.
I've had mine fully rebuilt (about 5yrs ago now) and get it serviced every 20000km or so. I've recently had a new kickdown cable installed too.
I'm annoyed with the way it shifts - second gear seems to come in really early unless you push it hard (I'm talking 1 sec. of first gear from a standstill before 2 kicks in). Forget about a first gear kickdown unless you just about floor it.
I recently rode in a friend's XF (nothing special, not modded at all) and noticed first gear was revving out nicely before any sign of second, and a few times going around corners the car went down to first without putting the foot to the floor. It never seems rough in the changes either. Mine seems to feel "bothered" when kicking down, like it really doesn't want to but you're forcing it.
Any suggestions? I'd rather keep the box if I could, seeing it's been well looked after, plus I'm not real interested in a manual conversion.