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one of 2 things is wrong.
Your calculations on the rearend ratio are wrong.
Or the tach is wrong.
The converter can't slip that much without boiling the fluid.
Yup, I agree. Today I lifted one side of the rear axle and marked the wheel & drive shaft. 2 full turns of the wheel shows 4.89 (just under 5 turns of the drive shaft)

So I'll get a 3rd method to check the tach, maybe it's not linear? I did validate the speed with a GPS so that's good. Seems the rpm is the only possible explanation?
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Default 4th gear.

Mike, is your transmission not going into 4th gear? Stuck in 3rd?
2600 rpm, could drop a valve perhaps, not pretty to watch.
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Mike, is your transmission not going into 4th gear? Stuck in 3rd?
2600 rpm, could drop a valve perhaps, not pretty to watch.
That seems to be the current consensus is that there maybe a linkage issue causing it not to go into 4th? That would explain the rpm's I've been seeing and why they're not matching any charts.

It'll be a few days before I can pull the bus out again but the throttle cable was replaced before I bought the bus and I found it set too loose so not getting full throttle. I tightened it up a lot but the shifting has been a little difficult before/after I did that. It even downshifts a little too soon too.

So next time I get to the bus I'll be focusing on the rpm per gear when it shifts and document that. Looks like there are a few adjustments I need to research for the throttle & tranny.

Just from curiosity what rpm do most people see when they find their "sweet spots" on the 250T?
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63mph I'm seeing ~2200
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58 MPH ~ 2,400 RPM - 4.88 Rear
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