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Old 03-20-2017, 06:26 PM
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W115 Auto Trans Options

Hi, I have a 230 W115. I can't get parts to sort it out. What other options have I to get it running again?

I don't want to go to a manual.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:36 PM
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A fresh overhaul 722.2xx is available in Modesto, CA.
Your location?
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:11 PM
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Just bought a auto from Sun Valley Trans Van Nuys CA.

I just had my auto go totally out in my 1975 300D. I was unsure what to do; local rebuild and trust that they used the right parts on a 42 year old car that they might have never seen before... or get it from a person that builds MB transmissions full time...

Well, I decided to trust the MB professionals... I dealt with Mark, who was not only externally helpful and informative but "Johnny on the spot" with the answers and call backs. its not cheap, but warranted all the same...

I would recommend them in a second.

The task of replacing it is not that complex honestly, if you are a medium experienced... it just involves taking your time and noting (photo and/or notes) slow is really fast there is no rush to get it wrong...:

- Removing exhaust (possible broken bolts)
- Dropping the drive line or removing the front section ( I'm replacing both flex discs and center bearing)
- Pulling the starter (disconnect the Battery)
- Remove disconnect the linkage, Vac/lines and filler tube (great time to replace shift bushings, trans flex lines to Radiator and mount)
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank Reiner View Post
A fresh overhaul 722.2xx is available in Modesto, CA.
Your location?
I'm in the UK. I've had quotes of 1200 to fix it, which is out the question. I spoke to Merc UK yesterday, and some of the parts I need are NLA. So a used box of some description is the only realistic option.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MAKDUFF3 View Post
I just had my auto go totally out in my 1975 300D. I was unsure what to do; local rebuild and trust that they used the right parts on a 42 year old car that they might have never seen before... or get it from a person that builds MB transmissions full time...

Well, I decided to trust the MB professionals... I dealt with Mark, who was not only externally helpful and informative but "Johnny on the spot" with the answers and call backs. its not cheap, but warranted all the same...

I would recommend them in a second.

The task of replacing it is not that complex honestly, if you are a medium experienced... it just involves taking your time and noting (photo and/or notes) slow is really fast there is no rush to get it wrong...:

- Removing exhaust (possible broken bolts)
- Dropping the drive line or removing the front section ( I'm replacing both flex discs and center bearing)
- Pulling the starter (disconnect the Battery)
- Remove disconnect the linkage, Vac/lines and filler tube (great time to replace shift bushings, trans flex lines to Radiator and mount)
I've already taken the box apart. I can't get a hold of the "band style" friction plates, that hold the drums while in reverse.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:24 AM
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I have a transmission that I just listed for sale. It's out of a 1973 220D which blew a head gasket and was too rusty to fix.

I've listed it on ebay and it includes the torque converter.

See here: aalabbasi | eBay
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Check out the W114, W115 enthusiast website.
http://www.stroke8.org

http://www.w108.org

Join the Mercedes W108 group
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:26 AM
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Just read that you're in the UK. Shipping may be a challenge from Texas. Might be worth checking in at the MB Club UK forum.
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Check out the W114, W115 enthusiast website.
http://www.stroke8.org

http://www.w108.org

Join the Mercedes W108 group
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My 280SL restoration

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Old 03-21-2017, 01:55 PM
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I recently shipped a large and heavy Mercedes part to a friend in the UK. The initial quote from FedEx was around $3,500.

Then they said if it was not an overnight emergency it could go stand-by. They told me when they had a plane going that was far from full so if I could wait a few weeks they would send it for $800.

My friend got dinged for another $40 when it hit the airport in London. Something about an inspection charge.

I also ran into an outfit called 'Craters and Freighters' that bid the job out at around $800 and that included a professional packing and all shipping fees. But being a smart guy I knew I could do better!

But I couldn't. If I had to ship something heavy and large overseas again I would always check with them or someone like them first.
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