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Old 04-25-2002, 05:49 PM
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5-speed for W124?

I happened upon this ebay listing:

I would have posted this in the parts forum, but I thought it might stir some interesting W124 fitment discussion.

What's the electrical connector for?

Do factory 300E 5-speeds have the same shift gate/pattern as the 16V with first gear to the southwest?

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87 300SDL
81 300SD
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Old 04-25-2002, 06:51 PM
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I am not clear on the electrical connector or whether that might be the hydraulic line for the clutch. But to answer your other question, NO the manual 5-speed transmission on the W124 cars does not have the racing shift pattern of the 190E 2.3-16. It has a normal "H" pattern with 5th up and to the right. I get all screwed up once in a while switching from one car to other. The 300E will start in 2nd no problem though. I don't seem to have the problem of starting wrong in the 190E though. Thanks for the post, I got all excited by the $50 bid price and then saw the latest bid was over $200. My transmission is fine, but for that price you get a radiator, clutch and some other goodies. I will keep an eye on it though. Thanks, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
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Old 04-26-2002, 06:07 AM
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This is for a 201 bodied 190E car, not a 124 car.

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