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    1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    I have for sale one freshly harvested 420E transmission valve body.

    They were pulled from 1994 model- VIN WDBEA34E5RC051966

    The ink stamped is clearly visible. This one the fluid was very fresh inside... could have easily
    been a recent rebuilt. Due to problems with later valve body confusion- I have also harvested the intermediate plate.
    This is NLA from Mercedes. On past threads, it was said, that as long last the intermediate plate matched the valve body- the combo
    would work in any years. Cannot verify obviously.

    They are dirt free and I will clean and fully drain them as much as possible before shipping.

    I make no warranty on them as working.
    The valve body come with a complete set of bolts for the valve body, intermediate plate and the transmission filter.

    These are the valve bodies that give the 500E a "first gear start."

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    $400 OBO

    Shipping will be extra due to the size of the intermediate plate.

    The modification and installation process is well documented on this site. It's a great mod for hot-rodding the 500E.

    Cheers,

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    Re: 1994 h420e "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Through Monday @ Midnight- SALE Price of $350. Got way too much tied up in parts right now.

    Perfect upgrade for the mid-93 and up E500E's.

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    Re: 1994 h420e "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    bump- still have this one forsale and a few others.

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    I can clean and upgrade K2 for an additional $

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    Does it really matter which intermediate plate is on the car when installing a FGS valve body?

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Does it really matter which intermediate plate is on the car when installing a FGS valve body?

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Does it really matter which intermediate plate is on the car when installing a FGS valve body?
    According to the EPC, yes.


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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Got a few late ones forsale without the intermediate plate too...

    If you want to truely nail it perfectly, you upgrade all the parts and clean them. Removing all the plate muck and making sure the internal vb screens are clean.

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    well then should I take mine apart again lmao
    Quote Originally Posted by samiam44 View Post
    Got a few late ones forsale without the intermediate plate too...

    If you want to truely nail it perfectly, you upgrade all the parts and clean them. Removing all the plate muck and making sure the internal vb screens are clean.

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    if it is working well... leave it.

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Why would you take it appart if it working right? You cant make it "better"
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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    funny stuff above here. I am getting my tranny rebuilt tomorrow afternoon and will be dropping off my late 95 E420 VB for cleaning, new spring kit and install with the rest of the rebuild. And, while I am thinking (space cadet) I have the overload switch to include in that mix too.
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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    funny stuff above here. I am getting my tranny rebuilt tomorrow afternoon and will be dropping off my late 95 E420 VB for cleaning, new spring kit and install with the rest of the rebuild. And, while I am thinking (space cadet) I have the overload switch to include in that mix too.
    The trans rebuild should include a new O/L switch, new vacuum modulator, and probably a new kickdown solenoid too... along with a new control pressure cable. Otherwise, you'll have the opportunity to replace those items later on, which can be more fun than a barrel of monkeys with the trans in the car. Don't forget a new front pump as well.

    (OT rant: I once got a car with a fresh 722.3 rebuild from a well-known rebuilder in the Bay area with ~3kmi on it, and found they did not replace the O/L nor vac modulator, and both failed by 5kmi or so... and, the trans had some unusual, intermittent shift problems that IMO were a result of sloppy internal work. Of course, I figured all this out after the 2-yr warranty had expired, and being 1000 miles away didn't help either. At least it didn't leak.)


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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Understood there are bad actors. I called the owner of the shop since 1980, and verified he still did the work for the indy. He told me that he would be replacing anything and everything only with MB parts. I told him I have the E420 95 valve body and said no problem, he will clean it and install all new springs and the rest of the guts with new. He pulled his records and verified he did my C126 in 2012. I then called my indy, told him that I contacted the shop and that I will be providing the MB OL switch and the valve body, getting the original returned to me. He assured me that it will be factory when complete. He will also media blast the case and powder coat silver and replace all the attachment hardware to the engine. Looking forward the next Tuesday when I get her back.
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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Understood there are bad actors.
    caitlyn-jenner-freshly-built-tranny.jpg
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    I teed that up and it took hours! Good job Klink!
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    249/275 - 8F19 or 8F32 or 8320

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    Re: 1994 "First Gear Start" Valve Body upgrade for 500e's w intermediate plate, links, and hardware!

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, Louie...
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Kink is the man...

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