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Old 08-21-2013, 02:48 PM
charmalu charmalu is offline
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That is too dang bad about your newly anticipated project not being what you hoped it to be. Happens sometimes.

The Iron Box 4-spd transmission was used up to 1980 in the 240D. Then from 81 - 83 MB used an all one piece Aluminum case transmission. probably for the weight savings and production costs.
Either of these trans will work for your swap if you can source another one.

I believe the front section of the drive line will just swap in and be the proper length. Iam not sure, but I believe the rear section on the 300D, 300TD and 240D are the same length also.
For sure keep the front section.

If the Transmission is junk, keep the detachable Bell Housing, there is always some looking for one to modify for another type of vehicle eng swap. probably worth $75 or so.

Salvage everything from the euro you can. you can swap in the manual climate control assembly from under the dash and eliminate the Evil Servo. The manual window winders are becoming very rare too.

The M-Pump will work on a NA engine but for the turbo engine, it will work, but you will have a diminished lack of power unless you have it beefed up with the larger elements. = $$$$, big $$$$

Probably someone on that would want the pump. = more $$$$ for your project.

there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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