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Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Beat Weibel
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Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Beat Weibel »

Hello Experts
has anybdy experience with the automatic gearbox of a Majestic Major (see http://forum.dloc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=4272).
Reverse seems to be hard to be selected and change into 2nd slow.
What could be the fault? What about draining an filling with fresh oil?
Any adive is very welcome
Best regards
Beat
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grahamemmett
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by grahamemmett »

Have you bought it Beat?
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Christopher Storey
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Christopher Storey »

The gearbox is a Borg warner DG . Slowness to engage could be a number of problems , but the very first I would look for is low fluid level. The level has to be checked with the fluid at running temperature and with the engine idling ( handbrake on ) and the selector in the L position . Other possibilities are a clogged filter or valve block, which require the box to be drained and the pan taken off to gain access

Beat Weibel
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Beat Weibel »

Thanks for the advice.
No, I haven´t bought it but I am considering to have a look and wanted to better understand what it could and how serious the poblem is.

CDemler
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by CDemler »

Hi Beat,
I had a look at the car two years ago. It needs a total mechanical rebuild. It was not used for many years.
It will take a lot of money and time to bring it back on the road.
Chris

Beat Weibel
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Beat Weibel »

Hi Chris
Thanks for your advice. Nothing for me then.
BR
Beat

Beat Weibel
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Beat Weibel »

Hi Christopher
Just for curiosity, what type of oil would you recommend for the automatic gearbox?
Castrol Classic TQ-F?
BR
Beat

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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by GJT »

Castro’s TQF is the recommended oil for the DG gearbox.

Greville.

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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by New Dexter »

Cuban oil? :lol:

Stan Thomas
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Re: Majestic Major automatic Gear Box

Post by Stan Thomas »

Yes -Castro oil - but it's a bit of a "Fidel" to get at the filler plug!

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