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Old 08-30-2002, 01:52 PM
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Automatic to manual swap in '75 240D

I've got a '75 240D with an automatic tranny, the drivetrain works great but the body and interior are totally beat. Another '75 240D just came up for sale with a bad engine (siezed bearing) but the rest of the car is in great shape. I want to buy this car (only $300!) and swap the good engine from my car into it. The only detail that bothers me is that the car I am looking at buying has a manual tranny. Will the flywheel from the other engine bolt onto my engine's crank? Does the crank on my engine have a hole for the pilot bushing or will I have to have one drilled in it? Are there any other issues?
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Old 08-30-2002, 03:36 PM
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All a direct bolt in job, as long as you have the donor car!! Crank is ready for pilot bearing.
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Old 08-30-2002, 03:45 PM
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Thanx for the info! Will the engine still be balanced correctly? I've heard that some of the Mercedes engines have the cranks, flywheels, etc. balanced as a unit but supposedly the 240D engine is internal balance and so there won't be any balance trouble with this particular swap?
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