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Coverting a auto 320cdi to manual

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Frits, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Frits

    Frits New Member

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    Hello, this is the first time i post anything on a forum, ever...

    I wonder if there are any manual transmissions that will fit in my 320cdi (om613, 722.6)? I can’t seem to find any info at all around the internet so any good tips would be appreciated.

    I was looking into the g56 transmission (dodge), anybody got any experience at all fitting one into the w210?
    Thanks.
    Frits
     
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    Not seen any done. Question has to be, why?
     
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    So he can be "in control" ..... :rolleyes:

    Sorry Frits ;) but it just had to be said :) 2 pedals are the future ;)
     
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    Hello and welcome

    It never came with a manual so you might struggle.
     
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    You might be able to use Chrysler Crossfire parts if you're lucky.
     
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    Frits

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    Hello again, thanks for all the replies.

    The gearbox is already broken on the car. One of the main reasons why i would like a manual transmission is because im getting my drivers lisence in a few weeks and practicing with manual will help me develop my skills in driving stick.

    I got a new 722.6 trans laying around though... so maybe i should just swap it in and get another car for manual training.
     
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    I’d do the latter and get something else to grind the gears with
     
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    I remember many years ago, converting manuals to automatic and vice versa for a car hire company. The cars were all ford's escort's / Cortina's, and so relatively simple procedure. For converting to Automatic, a new floor section had to be welded in, pedal cluster replaced etc. But we did so many of them each year, it got to be routine. Doing the same to a Merc would be a completely different operation...and has it been done, does anyone know? Best bet would be for the OP to buy a manual, and do his test in it. In Ireland, if you do the test in a automatic, the Licence only allow's you to drive Automatics, so best bet is to do it in a manual.
     
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    Likewise on the main land ;)
     
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    Why would you do this heathen thing?
     
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    What he said! Converting auto to manual is an enthusiast's labor of love to get the quickest, fastest, meanest, or whatever. If the OEM didn't do a manual option you've got to find a compatible gearbox, source or build the linkage, find our build the peddle box, mod a prop shaft etc And you'd still have to fool the ECU to stop it going into limp home because it's not getting signals from the automatic
     
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    I would have thought TCU would be the main issue,
    but perhaps a less complicated issue on an earlier 210??
     
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    OP must like a challenge......:):):)
     

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