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W123 manual steering box
Bigpanda16 Offline
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W123 manual steering box
    So, I have scored for $75 shipped, a 78 240D manual gear box for my mom's 78 300D which I recently turboed. That required the removal of all the shiesty servo Hvac stuff which saved weight for sure. I also got a manual climate control under dash setup I intend to install as well.
I'm looking forward to ditching the power steering pump and lines.

My question is for those of you in the know:
What fluid(or grease?) do these manual boxes take. I know old Toyota cruiser boxes take gear oil...
I have done quite a bit of searching online but nothing definitive.

Of course I'll be resealing the oil filter house to block gasket at the same time and likely going to an10 lines while I'm in there.
78 300D, 87 190D, 94 E320, 95 E300D
02-04-2016, 08:21 PM
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RE: W123 manual steering box
If this is a for sale??? I will take it, but I need the lower steering shaft. Those are specific.

Please PM to confirm

OR -- are you interested in a swap? injectors, et cet.???
Seventh Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2018

Project 2018: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
02-05-2016, 12:27 PM
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RE: W123 manual steering box
The manual steering boxes take auto tranny fluid. I used Mobil 1. Worth the $8 bucks a quart.
Seventh Year Anniversary with STD on 1-9-2018

Project 2018: Really get the car finished -- Turbo OM617 greater than 175 MPH goal.

RED W123 - left Germany as 240D in 1982.  Full AMG body kit less rear apron, 2:65LSD, five speed Getrag 717.400, manual steering, read leather interior, manual brake conversion, electric water pump (EWP), and a bunch of other goodies ...
02-05-2016, 12:33 PM
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RE: W123 manual steering box
I'm so

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-Jooseppi

1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues

1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod Big Grin .  Given to me by JB3, who got it from purplecomputer.

Some blasphemous vehicles in the fleet as well -- 2004 Corolla 5-speed and 1994 Buick Century

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
02-05-2016, 01:34 PM
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RE: W123 manual steering box
I scored or acquired one. I've not yet taken delivery of it so I haven't drained it, I'm just trying to be ready. Thanks for the info
02-05-2016, 08:27 PM
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