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Old 08-18-2002, 10:31 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
Before my current 540 BMW, I drove (and still have) a 84 928 (bought it in 87). It has the same trans as in a 500SEL (more or less) except it starts in first gear. Its shifter was better for manual shifting than MBs and I used to shift manually quite a lot both up and down. Its harder on it than letting my mother drive it but its the way it was designed.

Drive it!

And get the shift kit. I book marked this link as I lost the last one that appeared here. I have done my own many times but the ability to use engine rpms for some of the control (as the other unit did; and I suspect this one does) eliminates the hardest part of my system; which used a pressure switch in the governor test port to gain such control.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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