Originally Posted by chudsy
I'm trying to figure out the in / out of gear clunk at the mo and want to know what's normal. We've got ne merc c350s in work so I'm not expecting that sort of refinement. I have spotted an identical V8 to mine down here so I might stalk him and see how his goes into gear!!!
Hey - had mine 2 years now and its been a blast! A 1999 unflashed and still 4 speed - like acceleration over MPG right now
As for the clunking when I first got mine I noticed it was harsh getting in to gear and was not selecting 4th
Checking the stored codes (turn the ignition on and off 3 time and look at the mileage indicator) there were two codes suggesting gear selection errors - "P0730 - Incorrect Gear Ratio" and another one that i cant remember ...
Quick search and the speed sensors that are on the NV247 box do fail. Something like £30 later (from Jeep or Mansfield 4x4 cant remember) i replaced both on the box - no need to jack, just slide under and they have a small retaining nut holding the sensor in. Solved ALL the transmission issues, gears select like butter and i gained the OD back. Silly (cheap) fixes like that make all the difference
I have an Addco sway bar, managed to get a brand new one from ebay for a steal. Get one! Handles so much better, the 9/16ths piece of string ARB that is fitted as standard is a joke
Regarding MPG i fitted a JET chip (it was super cheap again, and thought i would give it a whirl! ) and I am quite amazed at the difference. I have no idea what the MPG is configured too but on a run (sitting at 65 seems good) with cruise on it sits 31-34MPG :| previously it was around 26-28. Performance has been affected tho, much nippier. Before anyone says its just fooling the jeep to think its colder - that maybe so, but i have found no down sides yet - been in there 18months
Best £40 spent so far!