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Mike1962

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2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« on: 23 November 2017, 10:19:15 »

My 2003 2.2 petrol has developed 2 niggles.

At last fluid change, about 3 years ago.
Once it's been driven and then stands a few hours, next time you drive it 1st gear revs quite high before it changes. Not been a problem as it only does it once.

Last week.
There's a roundabout 1/2 a mile from home. everything's fine till then. At the roundabout when I pull off it feels like a manual. rev-no movement than a second later its like your foot slips off the clutch and bangs onto gear. After that it's fine.
Any thoughts?

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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #1 on: 23 November 2017, 11:36:20 »

Check fluid level .. classic symptoms of low transmission fluid.

Remember .. check when warm and with engine running, auto selector in park, car level...

Mark DTM's method also works .. :)

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90508.0

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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2017, 17:34:24 »

The first thing is by design, the 2nd needs fluid level check.
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #3 on: 24 November 2017, 15:02:19 »

Whilst perfectly capable of being driven energetically, the desmond lacks the low down torque of the v6...

I counter this with better planning and a few more revs ;)
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #4 on: 24 November 2017, 15:41:08 »

The 2.2 manual estate I had felt really nippy compared to any of the V6 autos I've had despite the fact it has a fair bit less power. the trouble with autos are you're always waiting for the bloody transmission to make up its mind and do something..
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #5 on: 30 November 2017, 16:25:44 »

Turns out the pipe that comes off the top of the oir cooler was corroded and leaking. Hence low fluid!
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #6 on: 02 December 2017, 22:45:57 »

If I start my 2.2  from cold & select "S" she finds second gear a little earlier  :)
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #7 on: 03 December 2017, 10:30:59 »

Turns out the pipe that comes off the top of the oir cooler was corroded and leaking. Hence low fluid!
That's that sorted then :y
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Re: 2.2 petrol. Transmission issue
« Reply #8 on: 03 December 2017, 10:40:26 »

The 2.2 manual estate I had felt really nippy compared to any of the V6 autos I've had despite the fact it has a fair bit less power. the trouble with autos are you're always waiting for the bloody transmission to make up its mind and do something..
On the non DBW Omegas, with the latest firmware, the gearbox is more decisive.

The biggest issue with the Omega auto is the lack of ratios, and its more oriented for cruising. Its a very old design, which pays testiment to how good it was at the time.  However, even with a near 2t and a measley 200bhp, it can still catapult it to 60s in under 8s.

However, the auto, despite its cruising oriented ratios, and far too few of them, is better than the alternative...  ...the Omega manual box, which I can't find anything pleasant to say about ;D
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