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Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 2006 C180k Classic, 1970 Volvo 122S, 1993 VW Golf Sport
Location: Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Advice on second-hand transmission purchase
I own a W202 and would like some advice please. The transmission has started playing up seriously. It has in the past been shifting very hard from 1st to 2nd and I was advised, from the burnt condition of the oil during a service, that it appeared as though the friction lining of the clutch plates were gone. It will now not select reverse immediately and takes a while before the car will move. I have been advised that I need to have the box overhauled at a cost of in excess of $3k.
I have since found out that I can get a second-hand box a lot cheaper and would like to ask the members of this forum if it is wise to buy a second-hand transmission over the internet or if someone can perhaps recommend a good supplier?
Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.