Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I did it... http://www.jaimekop.com/ebay/300D/ I wouldn't bother changing the diff, the top gear ratio of the 4 speed is the same as the auto box, so your highway gearing won't change. Unless you live in a very flat area, a taller geared 240D isn't a good idea. (I've had several 240Ds and

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I always said I wished my 200D had a turbo, a sunroof and a taller fifth gear (or diff) that has been 40 years. The 4 cyl NA MB Diesels need a taller diff and a 5 speed or an overdrive 5 speed. I always felt it was hard on the engine to maintain the high rpm for 1000 mile + trips. Even 400

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual in a 123? I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's why it's really a 240D/3.0). Jaime is right,

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual in a 123? I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's why it's really a 240D/3.0). Jaime is right,