W460 rebuild + 605 conversion
Been doing this for the last couple of months as and when.
Smokey old 617 ripped out and awaiting an om605/6 speed manual box.
When I got it there was some dubious previous repairs with fibreglass! (Advertised as all the welding completed lol!)
without the wheel arch protectors the w463 has the earlier cars have every imaginable kind of debris flicked into the rear 3/4 by the rear wheels, good thorough job though well done
Was the box out of a slk petrol??You obviously know but just a tip if it was. Fill the box with oil first before fitting. The petrols dont have the off set bell housing so oil is a jack one side up job to attain the correct level of oil. If you can,,, get a diesel gearbox as the bearings and gears are about 30% larger and they stand the weight of a g wagon just fine . The bearings are bigger too. My clk petrol box soon became noisey after fitting it to my g. The rebuilt diesel box is fine after 80000 miles of off road and road use
Are you using original pump or going mechanical injection?
It wont need extra oil but on the car it will angle the box over to filler plug side. I filled mine on car and it makes 340 ml difference in oil level if you fill it from flat compared to fitted on car
I have a good 220 cdi box that fits with the cable bolted to side of box and gearstick. Its only done 68k so should be perfect. £175 if you want it but pus post or collect
My first option was a cheap 180 box but it soon went noisey. Then a 170 slk box and it went the same way. My g was fine with a 220 box and still is. Bearings and all seals needed are only 160 mercedes genuine
My advise is dont make gearbox mount and propshaft a permanent thing as the cdi 200 and 220 boxes are a touch longer. Not much but enough
8000 miles not 80000
Sorry about that error. I bet some thought i never stopped driving it