Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-06-05 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
> > The shifter is loose and the reverse lockout is gone. The mechanic doesn’t 
> > want to take the shifter apart because it will make the car  unmovable 
> > unless you push it.

Have the Indy take the old shifter off, help him push the car out the door, 
have him install new bushings, help him push the car back in, reinstall the 
shifter.

Probably take longer to move the car than fix it.
Or option B, find a new Indy.


Rick
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-06-05 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Classic Center?

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 10:40 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Have you called SoCal Mercedes or checked on ebay?
>
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 10:48 PM John Ingram via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > The shifter is loose and the reverse lockout is gone.  The mechanic
> > doesn’t want to take the shifter apart because it will make the car
> > unmovable unless you push it.  I’d like to get a shifter and rebuild it
> and
> > then switch them. The problem is now finding a shifter.
> >
> > John I.
> >
> > > On Jun 4, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Jim Cathey 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > How worn-out?  There are replaceable bushings inside the shifter, IIRC.
> > >
> > > -- Jim
> > >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-06-05 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Have you called SoCal Mercedes or checked on ebay?

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 10:48 PM John Ingram via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> The shifter is loose and the reverse lockout is gone.  The mechanic
> doesn’t want to take the shifter apart because it will make the car
> unmovable unless you push it.  I’d like to get a shifter and rebuild it and
> then switch them. The problem is now finding a shifter.
>
> John I.
>
> > On Jun 4, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Jim Cathey  wrote:
> >
> > How worn-out?  There are replaceable bushings inside the shifter, IIRC.
> >
> > -- Jim
> >
>
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-06-04 Thread John Ingram via Mercedes
The shifter is loose and the reverse lockout is gone.  The mechanic doesn’t 
want to take the shifter apart because it will make the car unmovable unless 
you push it.  I’d like to get a shifter and rebuild it and then switch them. 
The problem is now finding a shifter.

John I.

> On Jun 4, 2021, at 2:43 PM, Jim Cathey  wrote:
> 
> How worn-out?  There are replaceable bushings inside the shifter, IIRC.
> 
> -- Jim
> 


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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-06-04 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
How worn-out?  There are replaceable bushings inside the shifter, IIRC.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I like that one - might have to make a set!

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> There is also these with the removable ramp.
>
>
> On 11/05/2021 12:03 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >   One of my favorite things about a 240D is that it'll easily drive up
> onto a set of ramps. Mine are also old Sears ramps. To get my Jetta up on
> ramps requires 3 pieces of 2x6 to make a ramp so the front air dam doesn't
> hit.
> > -Curt
> >
> >  On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:26:47 PM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >   > I don’t have a safe way to [get under the car], may need to take it
> to a shop
> >
> > A set of ramps is usually pretty easy.  Son just welded the muffler back
> on
> > the 190D using a set of green pressed steel ramps.  (Old Sears product?)
> >
> > -- Jim
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> >
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Silver Star is a good indy shop in Vienna.  Ask for Peter.

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 3:02 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
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> I have posted photos before of a set of ramps that I made out of 3/4"
> plywood. I didn't invent them. They were a plan in a car magazine way
> back when. I made a taller set back in the early 70's that I used with a
> pickup truck to get it higher. In the 80's or 90's I made another set
> with a more gradual slope to permit me to drive our then Taurus or Sable
> onto them and not take out the front spoiler. The other advantage of
> them is that being a more gradual slope, it is much easier for the car
> to climb them.
>
> Randy
>
> On 11/05/2021 12:03 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >   One of my favorite things about a 240D is that it'll easily drive up
> onto a set of ramps. Mine are also old Sears ramps. To get my Jetta up on
> ramps requires 3 pieces of 2x6 to make a ramp so the front air dam doesn't
> hit.
> > -Curt
> >
> >  On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:26:47 PM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >   > I don’t have a safe way to [get under the car], may need to take it
> to a shop
> >
> > A set of ramps is usually pretty easy.  Son just welded the muffler back
> on
> > the 190D using a set of green pressed steel ramps.  (Old Sears product?)
> >
> > -- Jim
> >
> >
>
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I have posted photos before of a set of ramps that I made out of 3/4" 
plywood. I didn't invent them. They were a plan in a car magazine way 
back when. I made a taller set back in the early 70's that I used with a 
pickup truck to get it higher. In the 80's or 90's I made another set 
with a more gradual slope to permit me to drive our then Taurus or Sable 
onto them and not take out the front spoiler. The other advantage of 
them is that being a more gradual slope, it is much easier for the car 
to climb them.


Randy

On 11/05/2021 12:03 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

  One of my favorite things about a 240D is that it'll easily drive up onto a 
set of ramps. Mine are also old Sears ramps. To get my Jetta up on ramps 
requires 3 pieces of 2x6 to make a ramp so the front air dam doesn't hit.
-Curt

 On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:26:47 PM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes 
 wrote:
  
  > I don’t have a safe way to [get under the car], may need to take it to a shop


A set of ramps is usually pretty easy.  Son just welded the muffler back on
the 190D using a set of green pressed steel ramps.  (Old Sears product?)

-- Jim





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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes

Is this helpful for stick shift bushings?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-shift-bushing-installer-baum-tools-b7200

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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
 One of my favorite things about a 240D is that it'll easily drive up onto a 
set of ramps. Mine are also old Sears ramps. To get my Jetta up on ramps 
requires 3 pieces of 2x6 to make a ramp so the front air dam doesn't hit.
-Curt

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:26:47 PM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes 
 wrote:  
 
 > I don’t have a safe way to [get under the car], may need to take it to a shop

A set of ramps is usually pretty easy.  Son just welded the muffler back on
the 190D using a set of green pressed steel ramps.  (Old Sears product?)

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
Hi John,
It’s not terribly difficult can you definitely need the car raised up a bit
to get under it.  It’s something that’s pretty straightforward on a lift,
so any competent shop should be able to do it if your not up for it.  Just
be sure genuine MB parts are used.  Lots of shops cut corners and use
little pieces of fuel hose, etc instead of waiting for the correct parts.

The bushings in the shifter itself can be done from inside the car, but not
the ones are the shift rods which are most important

Good luck,
Jaime


On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 12:23 PM John Ingram via Mercedes <
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>  Jaime,
>
> Thank you, this is the explanation I was hoping for.  I guess I’d need to
> get under the car to do this?  I don’t have a safe way to do that, may need
> to take it to a shop (there is a good one near here). Can the shifter
> bushings be replaced from inside the car?
>
> John Ingram
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-11 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
> I don’t have a safe way to [get under the car], may need to take it to a shop

A set of ramps is usually pretty easy.  Son just welded the muffler back on
the 190D using a set of green pressed steel ramps.  (Old Sears product?)

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Welcome back John.

Could be bushings, but hard to say.  I locked up a manny trying to install 
fresh bushings.  Should have been more careful about not letting the 
transmission end arms move.  With wiggly play in the rods, sometimes two gears 
can become engaged.  I had to secure a fresh working trans to swap in.  Never 
did get the locked up one torn down and rebuilt.

clay 

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> On May 10, 2021, at 1:05 PM, John Ingram via Mercedes  
> wrote:
> 
> I have a ’83 240D 4-speed manual, 300+++ miles.  The shifter is loose and 
> occasionally feels completely disconnected and will not go into any gear. It 
> also locked up in neutral and would not move in any direction.  In between 
> these episodes it works normally.  What is going on? 
> Thank You. 
> John Ingram 
> Maryland
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Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-10 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I'll offer $500, standard Kaleb price.

Max Dillon
Charleston SC


May 10, 2021 8:07:23 PM John Ingram via Mercedes :

> I have a ’83 240D 4-speed manual, 300+++ miles.  The shifter is loose and 
> occasionally feels completely disconnected and will not go into any gear. It 
> also locked up in neutral and would not move in any direction.  In between 
> these episodes it works normally.  What is going on?
> Thank You.
> John Ingram
> Maryland
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