[ROVERNET - UK] BW 35 shifts like a tr8uck
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Sat Sep 22 11:44:23 BST 2007
They "thump" home in to gear.
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From: "Brooks" <restore at nbnet.nb.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] BW 35 shifts like a tr8uck
> My BW35 does NOT clunk...it is a firm shift not mushy like most modern
> cars but definatly no clunks while shifting or going into gear.
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> From: "Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton" <smokeandsteam at gmail.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 11:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] BW 35 shifts like a tr8uck
>> I'm not sure how clunky your clunks really are, but the BW35 was
>> always a bit of primitive pice of ironmongery. It never shifted like
>> any contemporary GM box did and there's no comparison with a modern
>> The clunk on the downshift into 1st was always there - I have been
>> told that it's possible to fine tune it so it almost disappears but
>> never completely. I've alway accepted a slight clunk on the 2:1 shift
>> as one of the idiosyncracies of the car rather than chasing cable
>> adjustments backwards and forwards
>> Assuming you have your idle set correctly, clunks on engaging gear
>> could be due to a poorly adjusted kickdown cable - this could also be
>> a possible cause of rough upshifting when in D.
>> Do you have the proper kickdown cable for the gearbox you have? IIRC
>> there were a couple of diifferent lengths used over the years
>> What speeds do you register when the boxshifts under different
>> accelerator postisions?
>> What happens when you shift 1 2 3 and back manually? Do you get a
>> response stright away or is there a delay?
>> If you're sure of the cable and linkage adjustment then it sounds like
>> an internal problem with the box - the bands might need adjusting
>>> It clunks particularly hard when
>>> I'm putting it into reverse. When in drive, it shifts 'hard' and what
>>> noticed is that if I accelerate smoothly and keep the revs below about
>>> then take my foot of the gas, I can get it to go into 2nd and 3rd very
>>> smoothly, but even coming to a stop as it is down shifting, it still
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