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1989 190E 2.6 auto
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I want to mate a manual transmission with my 2.6. It seems easier to find a manual from a 2.3.

Are factory 2.6 manuals geared the same as 2.3 manuals?
What about the differentials?

I have spent about an hour looking for this info, but didn't come across anything. TIA.
 

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The manual trans between the 2.3 8 valve and 2.6 are identical. The flywheels are very different
But I should be able to swap the 2.3 flywheel onto the 2.6, right? I intend to buy a donor car w/ the manual so I will be sure to have all the parts I need. Wondering if I need to swap diffs too...
 

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The flywheel will fit perfectly, and if you change the diff, you should also change the instrument cluster, or at least the speedometer to keep it reading correctly. (I would do both diff and speedometer).
 
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