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    WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    I am about to undertake replacing my transmission with a rebuilt one, and am looking for a first gear start valve body that will bolt into it for my 1992 500E. I understand that the VB's from early 400E/E420 is a simple swap.
    Current transmission has 212k miles on it and is losing reverse gear (all forward gears good), I have to feather the gas like a stick shift to help it stay in gear.

    Also on the market for the tranny if anyone has one or any leads. I am located in Rhode Island, USA.

    Payment via paypal. I will pay shipping/freight.

    Leads and tips appreciated.
    1992 500E - 215k miles

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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    I have two of them right now and can ship on a day or two notice. I'm in Maryland.


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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    Got 2 for sale right now.

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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    Thank you for all of the offers. I ended up purchasing one from Gerry, who had the first offer.
    Thanks Gerry!
    1992 500E - 215k miles

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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    Honch. Do you have the VB in your car, I can't remember.
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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    No. I have had the BergWerks FGS kit installed since 2004. Better solution than the FGS valve body due to ability to switch it on and off, adjust shift points, and auto door-lock mode.


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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    No. I have had the BergWerks FGS kit installed since 2004. Better solution than the FGS valve body due to ability to switch it on and off, adjust shift points, and auto door-lock mode.


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    That & chicks really get excited when they see the laptop coming out to set it up! Much more chick friendly than a valve body.
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    Re: WTB: First Gear Start Valve Body for 1992 500E

    No laptop is required with the BW FGS kit. Only a small pigtail that is attached to the cigarette-pack-sized unit with a small thumb-switch is used to set the shift speeds for normal mode and sport mode.

    Elegant, simple and no computers required. Chicks hate computers. They love smart phones though.


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