I have another question about W124 5 speeds, 1986 to be exact. The car I am looking at has 112K on the odometer, but has an unusually loose (I think)1st gear synchro. Owner thinks its no biggie, but after owning 3 previous M-B manuals, I have never seen anything like his. Are the 86 300E 5-spds prone to weak synchros? I know from past experience that low or under serviced trannies have his problem. Anyway, it sound like this car is to young to have this problem, anyone with better insights? Thanks PS How much to fix?
LOOSE means mild to moderate gear crunching!