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Started by Randys01, 13 December 2021, 01:34 PM

Randys01

Can anyone steer me to whether MB -as a matter of course -include data plates on the cars that indicate transmission type./model/.serial no etc.?

Is it possibly included in the codes for the options which usually is attached to the radiator surround/aperture?

Thanks

ptashek

The only transmission related mark on the data plate is whether it's automatic or manual. It's the eighth digit of the VIN (2=auto, 1=manual)

The full transmission type is encoded in the first six digits of the transmission number stamped on the bottom of the tranny passenger side, looking from the front on LHD cars.

It'll be something like 722.00x yy zzzzzz
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Jan S

@ptashek,

the pic shows a 722.XXX transmission. Do we find the number on the underside .... the front part ..... and can be found (and read) by crawling under the car?
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

daantjie

Inside red area just above the pan:

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

ptashek

What Daniel said! (and I should've been more specific with my definition of "bottom" in the first place)
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Jan S

Fantastic - thanks to both of you!

I'll be found crawling under the car at the weekend  ;D
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

Randys01

Thanks for all of that but something doesn't compute,.

The 8th letter in the VIN is part of the block 21 or 22.   This is the designator  for LH or RH drive?
viz  116  036  22  005504         Ie the group 21 or 22 designates lh or rh d.

any suggestions?

SuitGuy

#7
The 7th digit indicates LH or RH drive. Such as "1" for RHD and "2" for LHD, so your car should be a LHD automatic. They just happen to be beside one another in the block. I may have the 8th vs 7th digit bit backwards, but those two digits indicate something by themselves, they just happen to be next to one another.
Beige 1980 300SD

Randys01

OK.I got it.!!....the 1st 2 is the driving side. The second 2 is the tranny.    auto for 2. I  think a manual is 0.
Thanks for clearing that up.

Jan S

.... my number is 116.032.12...... which means LHD (1) and automatic (2). RHD = 2 and Manual = 0
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine