Auto gearbox needed; 5 speed? Must be VGC!

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  1. PlanetEclectica

    PlanetEclectica New Member

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    Hi, I have a W123 280 re-engined with a rebuilt 240D, looking forward to many trouble-free years of driving. My auto gearbox has just given up on me and I'm after a new/re-con one, I don't know if there is a 5 speed available but I want one if there is!
    Any help will be gratefully received.
    I am in South Wales(UK, not New South Wales!)

    Thanks.
     
  2. nick mercedes

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    It may prove easier to rebuild your present box, as finding good W123 parts these days is not that easy.

    No 5-speed auto option either for a W123.

    Unless your plan was for a 5-Speed manual, in which case only really the last of them got those, and it has to be from a 280 or a diesel as the 200/230 (m102) boxes are different.
     
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    The 240 diesel and the M102 5 speed boxes are the same.. the one i got for mine was off a 240D.
     
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    They're not because the starter is on the wrong side.

    The early petrol engines and the diesels share the same box.
     
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    mines a 1981 M102 carb engine... the gearbox came from an 84 240 Diesel...
     
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    I can vouch for that. We removed and fitted it one winters day (ouch)
     

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