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Old 04-14-2015, 02:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I got a good price for a mercedes trans with under 100k on it so I bought that for now. I am trying to keep the build on a budget so....
Bens auto transmissions last forever but put the slush in box, nice starter transmission but it cuts your fuel economy in half.

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bens auto transmissions last forever but put the slush in box, nice starter transmission but it cuts your fuel economy in half.
Interesting. I am sure my mileage will be improved over the original inline 6 and 3spd.
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Interesting. I am sure my mileage will be improved over the original inline 6 and 3spd.
As long as your gearing is right I am sure it will, but a MT is a world over the Auto.

Older Benz trannys slip so the gearing has to be such that you minimize that while keeping the motor in a happy RPM.
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I've just read so much negative stuff about a manual trans on the turbo diesel... Not to mention trying to get a properly balanced fly wheel. My truck currently has 3.73 gears in the rear. I think the Benz had something in the low 3s.
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I've just read so much negative stuff about a manual trans on the turbo diesel... Not to mention trying to get a properly balanced fly wheel. My truck currently has 3.73 gears in the rear. I think the Benz had something in the low 3s.
Yes but the xmsn will always slip, low 3s might be OK under low load at low speed but in a truck 3.73's are likely fine, a low 3s with lots of XMSN slip wastes gas just as much as the wrong gearing.
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Right. Hopefully the 3.73 will still allow me to get to 55mph without blowing up the engine!
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I was scammed by William Roberts. 614-359-2283. Office @ 50 E long street, Columbus, OH. I admit I was foolish to so easily send money, but I was blinded with excitement to find the parts I needed. He was on Craigslist. Here I sit 3 weeks later out $400 and still no parts! Buyer beware, I learned the hard way. In almost 20 years of handshake deals, this is my first burn.
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