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Old 11-14-2008, 03:08 PM
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What tranny does this car have?

I came across a 77 280SE in the junkyard with a manual transmission.
The shifter was gone, and I was in a hurry, so I didn't have time to find the number on the tranny. Is it even possible that this was a five speed? Here's the VIN: 11602410142992. Doesn't show up on the Russian site?? Can anyone help me out here. If it were a five speed, I would gladly make the hour drive to retrieve it.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:10 AM
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http://www.w116.org/library/116_024
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:45 AM
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Probably a G76-27A-4 or -5 depending on how many forward gears.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:13 AM
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Just contacted Classic MB and they replied that the transmission code is 100118. Ii have no clue what this means, I was expecting a 716 number... How can I find out what part number this is?
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:32 AM
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Here's the data card

Never heard of transmission 00 100118
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:46 AM
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I would guess it was a 4 speed. Did MB ever put a 5 speed into a W116 chassis?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:19 PM
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I would bet the five was available but rare. Don't know for sure though.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:19 AM
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Mercedes would sell you a five speed but the manual trans mercs are such awful cars to drive that they ended up with large stocks of Five speeds trans. I know someone who has a w107 350SL with a five speed. the trans was cheaper to buy from mercedes than it was going to cost to rebuild his 4 speed. The biggest advantage was that the fuel mileage was improved to the point where he even beat diesels in economy trials with the local mercedes Club. So,you could have a five speed in any car you wanted you just had to order it. (option #428)
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:18 AM
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Looking at pics, I have determined that it must be a four speed, not long enough to be a fiver. Why are they so awful to drive with a fiver?
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:24 PM
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Man trans

I had my 4spd manual rebuilt at Mercedes Werkstatt-one of the highest quality shops in the San Francisco bay area. Total price $1400.(I removed and installed the transmission) I doubt one could buy a new trans from MB for that much.
BTW-an absolute pleasure to drive.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:16 PM
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Our family have had mercedes cars since 1928...We have had a few manual trans cars,the baulky shift does nothing for them and the automatics work so well why bother with a manual?.
The whole desire for manual trans seems to emanate from the USA where it was better to own a 'stick shift' in the 1960's than to struggle with a 'slush box' in the light to light drag races.
Yes mercedes Were selling NEW 5 speed trans very cheap but there were no takers. I would guess that if you were to ask Tom Hanson at the classic center he could still sell you one but at a 2008 price.
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