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Alan

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:D Send the gearbox to Enduro for a good analysis and repair. He only does Mercedes Boxes. Speak to Dean.
 

Andrew

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No not yet. Might struggle to get spares.

Interesting thing happened Alan. The crawler box and the overspeed box are externally identical and both 711.11x. So i fitted all the selector rods and levers exactly the same and ended up with this shift pattern on the crawler box:
R25
134

The overdrive box is:
R24
135

Simple enough to change but i left it like that. Keeps me alert.
 

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So enduro says it needs bearings, some machining to repair worn splines and all five syncros. I see syncros on e bay for €100 plus each. Or shall i say €100 plus ouch.

I asked the dealers to quote.

Alan, do you have Guido's contact details pse. I messaged him last week via CGW with no response.
 

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Thanks Izak. Awaiting all the syncros and bearings from Germany via MBSA.
 

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In the meantime on thursday the bakkie started rolling around on the road. Snapped a shock in half. Didnt / havent hit anything hard at all so am confused at what caused it. I need to check the alignment of the top and bottom mounts before i fit replacements.

What are the current popular replacements?
 
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So indeed - the shock mounts were misaligned (I swear it wasn't me!!). Got it fixed and replaced the shocks with the Bilsteins that belong to my cabrio*.

Now some feedback on the gearbox: Enduro have repaired what they can and the parts which I ordered 26/02 from MBSA are still not here. I have offered to walk to Germany and fetch them for us. This whole escapade is going to be expensive but that gearbox is the right thing in this car so it will have to wait.

*typical maplotter. 4 cars - one battery.
 

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Does anyone have this washer nozzle lying about pse?
Or its part number?
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