Date registered: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2000 VW Golf Variant
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
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By the by: the 1862610601 number might be the number of the transmission housing, although it doesn't come up in the Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) of MB.
711.001 doesn't give a lot of results on the internet, but you might want to look at the German ebay, as I think that the 408/409 wasn't exported to the US in great numbers. The German word for transmission is "Getriebe". The 408/409 was also fitted with the 711.100 and 711.110 transmissions. The last one is a five speed with an extra low first gear. The 711.100 looks different, with the shifters on the side not on top.
The 408/409 was also fitted with automatic transmissions: 720103, 720112 and 720132.