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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Only those with daimler benz 4 speed as found in finnies,6.3's and early 107's.They have a pump in the rear of the trans that pumps up the pressure when on the overun but it also allows the car to tow started.Easier to have a good starter and battery etc.
This is not entirely correct. The 4 speed automatic in a 114 250 sedan will roll start (as documented in the owner's manual), as will the 4 speed automatic found in the 1985 300 TD DIESEL wagon, as well as the 4 speed automatic found in my 1967 250 SL. Having said that, if you have a car that hasn't been run in a long time, roll starting it would be a bad way to proceed. You probably wouldn't get the gas into the cylinders in a timely manner. I've roll-started all three of my cars. After I had the trans in the 300TD rebuilt, they DISABLED that feature because they said it was a failure point and best not used. Go figure. Mercedes had this feature in place for 20+ years so I guess they knew what they were doing...
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...