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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Okay then I understand the mechanism. Your dutch is perfect! That is more then just a few words :) Maybe it was stuck because never touched before. Anyway i had to put the strap on it to get it free from the flange. I could put some more grease in it maybe... Next step will be according to your...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Ok, what about the grease nipples that are there? Have you ever seen them? I see this all for the first time. i think it is a kind of pressure mechanism. I am not sure if it will be so easy to remove it. I need to have a look at it.
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Haha you can try a few words if you like. What do you mean with get rid of the spring? Replace the propshaft with another one? I am not sure if it is a spring inside. It is a mechanism which needs grease apparently and keeps the propshaft in position even if the lock nuts are out. Do you think...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    The spring is in the propshaft or maybe i use the wrong word. To get the propshaft out of the flange I needed to pull it together, there was too much tension towards the flange. It is a mechanism with some grease nipples. It is on the second picture with the strap. The right side of the propshaft.
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    I started working to get to the governor. FIrst I needed to undo the propshaft. See attached pictures. I unbolted the 4 lock nuts of the flange at the gearbox, which were very hard to get loose. Inside the propshaft is a spring, which holds the propshaft in place even if the lock nuts are taken...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Hi I adjusted the cable again and roadtested again.I think the car shifts from 1-2 now as it should do. I have another (modern) automatic car and that behaves very similar, regarding throttle behaviour. Just the P6 doesn't want to go to TOP gear. KIckdown is still working, but really have to put...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Hi Harveyp6 I adjusted the downshiftcable quite a bit more. Now it shifts up on a light throttle from 1-2 without releasing the throttle anymore, so it really gets better. Still no TOP gear however. KIckdown when pushing the throttle full down works. I think i am running to the end of the...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Ok this sounds more easy as a next step first. I will try this first!
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Hello I didnt lower the pressure further yet. I had a look under the car. Before I start to work on the governor, I have some questions regarding accessing the governor. I can't find a lot about the governor in the WM and also not very clear in the BW65 manual, from my perspective. 1. You talked...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Thanks again. Ok, I will try to lower the pressures a bit more, but based on your info I am also quite sure now that I need to work on the governor. Without any experience in that area, but we will see. I get back with my next results.
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Hi Here is what I tested on the road. Adjusting the cable has a clear effect i would say, although the previously described behaviour of the gears didn't change, so unfortunately still no TOP gear. But what changed is: -Kickdown still functions but comes in very late. I really have to push the...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Hello back Today I adjusted the downshit cable. i screwed the outer cable upwards into the bracket for at least a centimeter. I do not know if that is a lot or not. At least when i push the throttle it takes a bit before the donwshift cable is pulled. Couldn't roadtest yet, so i do not know the...
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    HI from the Netherlands

    Yes you are right. That's where i bought the car, at Hofman in Leek. For me a 300 km's drive but very worth it!
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Allright, than i know where to find it. Thanks again. I let you know.
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    One more question. I am looking in the BW65 manual where to adjust the downshify cable. I am not sure if i understood it correctly. Is it right that it needs to be adjusted by accessing it from the upside from the transmission tunnel? And than at the LH side? That means i should do it from...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Many thanks again for your quick reply. I will start with the cable and roadtest. I will let you know. Thanks again and best regards Peter
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Today I rechecked the behaviour of the gears without changing anything yet. I try to be as accurate as possible. When i put it in 1 it always stays in 1, when i push the throttle. When i release the throttle it brakes on the engine, while staying in 1 st gear. When i put it in 2, it pulls of...
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    Looking for original seat cover

    That would be a pity. I hope i could still get the same fabric. To reproduce the ridges would than be a challenge for the upholsterer.
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    Looking for original seat cover

    I would like to know if i could still order the original seat cover for the front seats somewhere? See attached picture. I don't know the original name of the fabric. I think it is called sandal wood but i am not sure. I would need it for the front chairs, these are damaged, the back seats are...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Thanks a lot Harveyp6. Very useful! Sounds like a bit of work bit doable for me i think. I have to see how i can get best under the car. I let you know how i proceed
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Okay many thanks again. I will check the kickdown cable to make sure and see if something happens when i adjust that first. WIth respect to the governor, i need to locate the tailshaft housing, wouldn't know where that sits at this moment. Do I need to drain the fluid before working on the...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    i think the 1-2 is on time and smooth and kickdown also seems to work fine. But i will check it to make sure. One thing i like to add. if i fully release the throttle i hear a kind of 'clonk' sound, not very loud but it hear it. I am not sure if it shifts down from 2-1 at that moment. Nothing...
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    BW65 auto gearbox does not shift to third gear on Rover P6 3500

    Thanks for your quick reply. The car is 1974 export car LHD. I don't know exactly wich gearbox it is. What i read from the WM it should be a BW65, as the dipstick is on the LH side. The gear selector is via a cable. The car has been standing unused for a couple of years. I dont know it the...
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