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Old 05-08-2004, 12:23 AM
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Isnít the four speed a Borg-Warner? Same as International used to put in small trucks?
From what I have recall, MB has always used ZF or Getrag trannies, and the one on the 240D is TX-18 from ZF. The 5 speed is G-18 from ZF.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:10 AM
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I would think that it would handle normal day to day driving without any problem. There are many of our forum members who have taken 4-speeds from 240's and put them in their 300 turbos and aren't having any problems or they're not saying anything if they are.
I'll tell you this about MBZ manuals: after one look at the gears in the MBZ 4speed (its a cast iron)I have, it looks significantly more robust than the old Chevy 3-spds that I flogged senseless as a teenager with a 283 4bbl and 4.26:1 rear end. I split spider gears in the differential of that truck but never did anything to the tranny.

These diesels don't make anywhere NEAR the torque/HP that engine made and they have a better tranny. Quit worrying about the immense POWER of the 617 beating up that MBZ tansmission. It isn't gonna happen.

FWIW, my current transmission does have some problems (I think). It has a bad harmonic vibration at 1600 RPM in 3rd and 4th gear which, I think, is worn layshaft bearings. But, the thing you have to remember is that the donor was in a JUNKYARD! That car had been whipped bad...the rubber in the center driveline support was MIA and, from the damage to the metal ring from the shaft flailing around inside, it was apparent that the car had been driven like that for a while too. That a gearbox will take that kind of abuse and still function is testament to their robust construction.

Someday soon, I'll swap the tranny from my parts car (a running 240D when a failed harmonic balancer) and see if that fixes the vibration.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:19 AM
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From what I have recall, MB has always used ZF or Getrag trannies, and the one on the 240D is TX-18 from ZF. The 5 speed is G-18 from ZF.
FWIW-The cast iron, 3-piece transmisssion has a '115' part number cast into the side of it...I know that's not the part number of the transmission, probably just the housing/case.
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Old 05-10-2004, 12:31 AM
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Yikes!
Guess I'll stick with the automatic.
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:27 AM
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out bid again I bid 4 times quite at $500
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:02 PM
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I was tempted to bid on it when it was in the $500 range. The selling price is way too rich for my budget.
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