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Old 04-07-2007, 03:39 PM
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Location: Norwich, Norfolk, England (Ex Durban, RSA)
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Couple of transmission questions (easy ones)

Just about finished the engine swap in my 190E 2.5-16v (I kinda killed the previous one through stupidity). The "new" engine is from a manual car. The old is an auto.
I've swapped the flywheels over, and bolted the torque converter in, but this is where it gets tricky. I pulled the bearing from the manual transmission out, which isn't a problem - but today I came to bolt the gearbox back up, and it feels like it's blocked in the middle? Its casing is falling about 5mm short of the engine, and I can still spin the flex disc end freely? Is there something else related to the manual transmission that I've missed? I was browsing around and found another thread detailing putting an auto onto a 240D where it was explained that the torque converter should only be bolted on when the gearbox is attached. Is this the same situation as my car?
The other question is - do I need to manually fill the torque converter? I drained it when it was off the engine, but from what I gathered it'll fill from the gearbox?
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:45 PM
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Location: Gainesville FL
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Yes, the torque convertor should not be bolted to the flywheel flexplate till the trans is bolted to the engine assy. If I'm following you, you bolted the convertor in and then put the trans around it. That absolutely won't work. The convertor needs to be engaged into the front pump and it is a sensitive operation when you have real feel. Turning the output flange has absolutely nothing to do with this.

When its in fill the trans and the torque convertor will fill when the engine runs. The fluid level is eventually adjusted with the engine running.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:17 AM
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Location: Norwich, Norfolk, England (Ex Durban, RSA)
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Thanks Steve, those are exactly the answers I was looking for.
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