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:D Hi All.

Just read an artical in the MMM about changing the 5th gear ratio to a lower one. Has anyone had this done as this looks an option for a heavy van like our burstner 748-2. My be able to stay in 5th at 50 MPH much better for driving on A roads. I expect this topic was discussed in the old web site.

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:D Hi Paul.

Our van is Feb 2004, Engine is only reving at 2000rpm at 60mph and looses power quickly uphill, seems OK in 4th and is running at 3000rpm at 60mph.

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:? Hi Paul.

Our van has now done 9100 miles so should be run in. I may keep in 4th to long as I dont use 5th until nearly doing 60mph. I was also thinking that if you go into 5th at to low a speed it puts to much strain on the 5th gear causing early failure, there has been a lot of talk about this subject on the old site, shame it has all been lost. :(

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