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Old 02-07-2014, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Gregory View Post
How hard is it to remove the transmission while the engine and tranny are still in the car? Its a 84 300SD.

The PO swapped the engine and forgot to install the spacer ring between the engine and tranny. That is where the tach pickup goes, so now the tach doesn't work and it idles rough, I think from no tach signal.
The car wouldn't idle roughly due to the tach signal. The engines in these cars possess 0 electronic controls -- the 240D and 300D NA didn't even have tachs.

No spacer ring??? You sure? Unless there is a visible gap between engine and transmission, I am having a hard time visualizing how one could ever force the tranny flat on to the motor without a spacer ring. Are you sure that the ring isn't there? Do you have a picture?
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