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Shifting I just bought this black beauty and my mechanic is rebuilding carb he hates rebuilt ones due to past problems. The question I have is: delayed shifting. I have automatic and I find sometimes rpm revs too much before it shifts to o/d. Could this be due to carb problem or is this a soon to be transmission problem.

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No check the vac pipe from the base of carb into the valve on the side of the gearbox somewhere as i have never seen this car but iam sure thats your problem.the newer ones are done with electronics (europe) and are big problems a nice manual one like yours is a dream.renault cars are evan bigger pieces of **** with encrypted software dealer only access ,so make the most of this car and enjoy ..

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