My father bought a used Merc (a 200d, the papers say 1976, I think its
a 1970) and I've been eyeing it for a bit. Without getting too
technical, I'll describe some of the problems I had.
Firstly, the transmission is rogered. When I downshift to second, the
plates (or something) grind. It _does_
downshift but it causes lots of
wincing and ruins an otherwise beautiful drive. What could the problem
Secondly, i've been thinking of replacing the transmission altogether
and going auto. I know i'll be sacrificing power but I don't really
need that much where I live. 80-100 kmh is more than enough for me and
an auto transmission would make doing other things and driving at the
same time (don't look at me that way!) much easier. How much would an
auto transmission kit cost (roughly) and would a normal mechanic be
able to install it? We don't have no MB Service fellows here.
Thats about it. . the car didn't come with a manual and I know I'm not
finding one anytime soon so I don't know what half the knobs and
switches on the dash do. The AC works fine and the car is virtually
untouched by any weathering or rust. Its also been repainted (from sky
blue) to jet black and it has that beige/brown interior (the seats
Anyway, can anyone help out with the transmission problems?
Thanks in advance.