Since I’ve owned my 62 MkX, the DG250 has never been quite right, and it has
prevented me from enjoying the car to it’s fullest extent. The lovely and
gracious Susan has vehemently vetoed my serious consideration of purchasing
Andy Bradley’s recently refreshed DG250.
Let me describe the symptoms, what I think I’m hearing, and what I might try
to do about it (Susan willing).
1st gear fine. 2nd gear comes about nice and seamlessly. 3rd gear comes
along with a deep moan and a bunch of grinding and crashing sounds against the
It turns out that my “intermediate speed-hold” does actually work, but a get
the same groaning and crashing when I let up on the throttle and the thing
goes neutral. (I assume it is disengaging the torque converter to prevent
I am completetly ignorant in the ways of slushboxes - not entirely solid on
how manuals work either, but the concept is a lot more tangible.
Could I get away with merely a torque converter replacement? Am I right in
assuming that the torque converter resides in the bellhousing and is sort of a
How much cash am I about to part with?
BTW, the car will eventually be completely torn down for a nut and bolt
rebuild (anticipating this to be a five year project) and I will do a proper
rebuild at that time). Buy the house first…
Eric Scott Williams