Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: '85 300D - 381K and increasing daily
Location: Youngstown, OH
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movin on up, er i mean down...
first ill start by saying i'm a newbie to the vintage thread.
I love my w123, but it was quite the bondo bucket, and ive been searching for a replacement for a while. I found one, but it wasn't what i expected.
Its a w115. a 300d auto to be precise. total and complete creampuff, and the guy's basically giving it away for 1300, because he's that desperate. my only question...im aware it's going to be slower than my turbo 300, no big deal. but i've heard about a slug of a slow-shifting three speed automatic that came in all US spec 300s. slow shifting i can deal with; gear ratios and top speed, however, have me worried. i do mostly freeway driving..ie at least 55. will a three speed auto 115 DO 55? or 65? or 70? (without putting undue stress on the engine of course)...
driving 55 everywhere isnt a problem, i do that anyways for gas mileage, even though my current 300dt can break 100 no problem (take THAT 240 owners!)...
i guess my question is, exactly what should i expect from the three speed being used to the 722.4?