Date registered: Oct 2018
Vehicle: 1981 280E "Rusty"
Location: Orbiting over Bellingham, WA.
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3.69 Rear End in my Euro 280E?
After watching one of those Mercedes-Source episodes where he swaps out the rear end in a 240D, I became curious about what differential gear ratio I had in Rusty. When I had scraped away the road grime from the edge of the housing with the numbers on it, I finally had part of my answer. My reason for the question is that I am not sure the 3.69 is original to the car, and I want to know about the driving characteristics of that ratio with my M110 straight-six and automatic transmission. There were also a few other numbers listed before the listed ratio, "044281", that I cannot decipher. Can anyone tell me about this setup, and does anyone have any opinions of it?
I don't have any pictures, mostly because it was difficult enough squeezing under the car and avoiding banging my head on the exhaust silencer (which didn't quite silence me!).