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Old 10-04-2009, 12:29 AM
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Traded up the OM636

I found a guy that was willing to do the work I didn't have time to do... he drove from his home to South Jersey, picked/paid for an engine/transmission from a 240D, and brought them to my house to trade for my OM636 that I asked about awhile back.

So now, I'm trying to get a 1994 Dakota ext that has a bad tranny, so I can swap in the diesel engine and the 4 speed and have a good diesel mid-size to drive.

So, where do I get serial numbers from the engine so I can check out where it came from, what year, etc..

Also - The transmission came w/ the shift linkage broken and disconnected... there are three levers, each with a rod... what does who?

I assume (from bell to tail) the first linkage is 1-2, the second one is 3-4, and the third one is reverse... With the OEM linkage, does the transmission remain out of the forward gears while in reverse, or does reverse simply act as an idler gear to change the output direction in, say, 1st gear?

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:44 AM
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I think reverse is a separate gear and the forward ones are not engaged while reversing. Can't help you with the rest. I'm sure others with more knowledge will chime in before long.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:59 AM
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On my UNIMOG, the transmission behaves as you describe: There is a separate reversing lever that changes the direction of 1st and 2nd gears so you get a 6+2 transmission.

This is unusual for a road vehicle though and in car transmissions, reverse is accomplished by sliding a gear in between the countershaft and the output shaft while the other gears remain dis-engaged. Never more than one of the shift levers should be clicked forward or backward at the same time.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:26 AM
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I haven't looked any further into this, as I'm still looking for a vehicle to swap the setup into.

Does the 62 HP 240D 4 cylinder have glow plugs?
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:42 AM
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240d's have glow plugs.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:08 PM
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Reverse is a seperate gear, and, if you're looking at the shift levers it goes like this in terms of turning the lever: 2-N-1 4-N-3 N-R
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