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Old 10-11-2018, 12:46 AM   #11
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Alright thanks. I'll ask around and see if there's anyone local that's comfortable doing that sort of work.
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I see the Roadkill guys and other YT channels using trans adapters and whatnot all the time and have read some guys in Europe converting their Benzes to use the FS5R30A (the V6 D21 uses a version of the same trans the 300ZX and such use, which makes it common/cheap and a desirable swap for the high torque and such of a turbo diesel).


Hands On, what sort of shop would even do that kind of work?

Call some hot rod speed shops. They'd be the ones to point you to the machinists and welders that could fab it up. You'll also have to adapt the input/output shafts to mate. Then you'll need a custom driveshaft. Don't forget pedals and having the shifter line up in the console.


There are a couple W201s around with W203 6speeds too. I think there are a couple different versions of that gearbox with their own unique set of needs to make them work if I'm not mistaken.


Not sure how much power you're looking to make, but the 717.410/411 trans from the 2.3L 8V 190E would likely be easiest to find and will hold stock levels of power. It's a bolt-in swap.


Can probably find some good info here if you're not familiar with this board too:


http://www.superturbodiesel.com/std/
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One other issue just remembered with swapping in the Nissan trans is getting speedometer to work.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:30 PM   #14
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Hands, I'm going the other way round haha. The 190D is keeping it's OM602. I've got another Benz I'm going to pull the diesel out of to put it in my truck.
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Shit, I could have caught that since you wrote the motor designation in the first post if I wasn't ignorant to diesels. Figured this was going in the W201 because I remembered that you mentioned the trans went in Cadillac's Benz thread.


Here's what sounds to be a robot who put a 240D mill into his Hardbody, but he used the Merc 4spd gearbox too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scSj48Sd8Qk
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:49 PM   #16
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After reading a bunch about this, I think I'm probably going to change transmissions as well when the time comes. The 300SD has a turbocharged OM617 and adapters for those to GM pattern transmissions are readily available. I'm thinking I may just swap a T56 or some such into it at the same time.
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