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Old 09-05-2011, 07:57 PM
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I know the feeling of being bruised trying to get a motor in, skin off a few knuckles & a bit of blood loss. Putting things back on now feels like an eternity, there is always something else or the thing you just bolted up has to come off because you needed to do some other thing first. Perseverance is your friend !!

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Thanks!

The most annoying thing to put back on methinks will be the driveshaft...hopefully I can get the bolt for the length adjustment loose so I can slide it easily into place on the transmission
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:33 PM
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Where'd you get the new motor? It's from a wagon, or did you switch over the head?
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:38 PM
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Where'd you get the new motor? It's from a wagon, or did you switch over the head?
It is from a wagon, got it from a guy who rebuilds Mercedes in Boulder, CO. He wanted $300, said it smoked only a little. Still better than one with major internal issues
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:22 PM
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Good new! New engine is in, running, idles and runs great!

Bad news!: Transmission refuses to shift properly, does anybody have a good vacuum diagram?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:04 PM
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Good new! New engine is in, running, idles and runs great!

Bad news!: Transmission refuses to shift properly, does anybody have a good vacuum diagram?
What exactly is the transmission doing?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:12 PM
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Mercedes Vacuum diagrams

You may have to hunt-n-peck: http://www.peterschmidtransmission.com/
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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It doesn't shift till high rpms and wont go into 4th.

Now I realize I mated a non turbo transmission to a turbo engine, but it should still shift on time.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:56 PM
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I have the vacuum set up like the diagram for the 300SD Turbo, still isn't shifting out of 2nd (or occasionally 3rd when it does shift).

Either way, it waits until the engine is excessively revving to shift. I'm getting quite frustrated with this transmission
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:22 PM
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Have you unplugged the kickdown switch?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:51 PM
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Have you unplugged the kickdown switch?
Located under the pedal? Yes.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:51 PM
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I have the vacuum set up like the diagram for the 300SD Turbo, still isn't shifting out of 2nd (or occasionally 3rd when it does shift).

Either way, it waits until the engine is excessively revving to shift. I'm getting quite frustrated with this transmission

Disclaimer: I have no personal experience, but am repeating what I think I've seen elsewhere:

Bowden cable adjusts shift points, vacuum affects quality (firmness) of shifts.

So...maybe not a vacuum issue.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:12 PM
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FYI

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Disclaimer: I have no personal experience, but am repeating what I think I've seen elsewhere:

Bowden cable adjusts shift points, vacuum affects quality (firmness) of shifts.

So...maybe not a vacuum issue.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:46 PM
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As far as I can tell I don't have a bowden cable, nor anywhere to hook up one.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:28 PM
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This thread is the most fascinating thing I have found since I discovered girls. Thank you all for keeping this novice MB fan entertained and contributing to my education.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:54 PM
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As far as I can tell I don't have a bowden cable, nor anywhere to hook up one.
That leads me to believe you have an early mechanical rod linkage on the passenger side, a pivot arm behind the alternator that comes up through the intake, and connecting to the throttle linkage through another pivot.

If the rods are not connected, damaged, or the bushing where the downshift rod connects to the transmission lever is missing.

This would directly impact shifting.
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