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cinan
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Gearshift indicators

Post by cinan » Sun 10 Feb, 2019 6:03 pm

Hi all,

In my w108 it had a shift indicator in the instrument cluster reading 234NRP, I have since replaced this from a donor indicator that has the cable intact, this indicator though has LSDNRP. I assume D stands for drive, what does L and S stand for ?

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Bartman4800
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 11 Feb, 2019 8:00 pm

L = Langsam (slow)
S = Schnell (Fast)
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by CraigB » Tue 12 Feb, 2019 10:26 pm

Thanks Bart - my son asked me that question just the other day.
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by T-Modell » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 12:53 am

Hi Bart,
afaik the correct "naming" is:

D: "direkt" ... all gears
S: "Steigung" (slope, uphill)
L: "Last" (load), i. e. trailer etc.

If S was "schnell" (fast) and L was "langsam" (slow), then D should be "diabolically fast" :laughing6:

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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Djenka018 » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:02 am

LSD...

Hmm....what does it mean when it's use begun in 70's?
LSD was used for 3 speed auto gearboxes, i believe.
Other use was to produce the best music of the 70's
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Christo C » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 12:02 pm

Djenka018 wrote:
Wed 13 Feb, 2019 10:02 am
LSD...

Other use was to produce the best music of the 70's
Some would argue the best music of all time :sunny:
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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by T-Modell » Wed 13 Feb, 2019 4:19 pm

You guys are right ... it stands for Lucy, Sky and Diamonds :drunken:
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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, solar orange, work in progress 2017-2020
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2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2019 W222 S560, ruby black, comfy cruiser

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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Rizz280s » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 1:00 am

Ah that's quite interesting!
I have the same LSDNRP cluster and I can only seem to find 2 of the LSD gears, "S" and "D" presumably. I have to really slam the shifter to get to what I think is "S", which holds the gears very late and is good for hill climbs. Lately, when in "D", the car has been (almost randomly) finding first gear as well.

What should these gears/modes actually feel like?

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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 1:31 pm

Apparently these cars always take 2nd gear from standstill, unless you keep it in S or L.
Or maybe when you floor it, it will kick down to 1st...

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Re: Gearshift indicators

Post by CraigB » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 4:27 pm

That's correct - starts in second if in D. If you want first you pull the lever back to S it should start off in 1st and change up to second automatically, depending on how hard you have it floored. I can imagine if you keep it there moving slowly it would kick back again to 1st if you used the kick down. And first is very low so you will know. From S of course you have to manually move the lever to get it to change up further.
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