73 240 D TURBO+5 speed!?
after driving past this car for the millionth time on my street today, i finally spotted someone in the yard, so i pulled over and ran up to ask if the old benz in the carport was for sale. i then met the husband, who has had the car a few months, but hasnt got it to run. i was like "thats perfect, caus im the benz guy with all the 123's in the yard u drive past every day, i'd love to help!" so he's recovering from a back surgery, will be ready to work on her with me in a few weeks, so i got a while. we get to talking, and he's like "yeah, its had something done to it, but i dont know what. so i send him to fetch the keys, we pop the hood, and there is a 4 cylinder 2,397cc diesel motor, with an exhaust gas driven turbo charger stuck on it. then i go to check the gearbox, do reverse, then 1-2-3-4-5 gears! im all, damm this could be fun, wonder how fast she'll go full open? so anywyas, im asking if anyone has heard or seen anything like this before. as far ax i was aware the 240 never had a turbo on it, and they definately didnt make a 5 speed back then, SO WHATS UP? in a week or so i'll take my battery down there, and try to fire her up, first he's gonna have me replace all fluids, as per my reccommendation, since it's sat so long, using amsoil of course. then we'll see what happens. he had drained the tank, cleaned it, tried to start, but it would fire. no wonder after i pumped the primer like 40 times till it had fuel. so it should be easy to get fired up. no glowplugs of course, but they'll just have to be replaced. well, any good info/reccommendations would be appreciated greatly, and put to good use. i'll try to go down there tommorrow and make a pic of the motor, if i can.