car 1. 1994 rrc, softdash, 300tdi viscous transfer box. Recent auto fluid change and filter change.
car 2. 1994 discoery, 300tdi auto, different transfer box (you can select diff lock).
the rrc alwaysseemed sluggish in reverse, but i put it down to the 35/12.5 wheels etc etc, doing a fluid changed changed nothing, and it goes up through the gears and selects gears perfectly.
Just picked the wife up a 300tdi disco, and its also sluggish in reverse.
I tried to reverse hers out of a slightly muddy parking space, where the wheels had sunk a little. Enough to make getting my focus out rather interesting, but doable.
Selected reverse, and even after putting my foot to floor it wasn't keen on reversing, to the point i asked the wife if i had a wheel spinning anywhere. Revs went up to jsut over 2k, with my foot to the floor, as if it was in some kind of slow mode. My classic is almost exactly the same.
I've googled the issue, and found very very little, so i'm assuming this isn't such a common issue. Fluid in the classic was what i would expect for an auto, no nasty smells etc etc.
Anyone have any idea on this? i'm not convinced its down the auto transmission, it almost seems as though selecting reverse slackens off the accelerator, so you cannot get your foot down enough!
got me boggled this one!
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