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sorry for so many questions but I'm just finishing up my car. all the body work is done and I'm just finishing the interior. What i think would be really nice is the 2.5-16 evolution shift knob anyone know where i can find one of them. Couldn't find any online

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Re: 2.5-16 shift knob

The 2.5-16 EvoI uses the same shift knob as the 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 non-evo.

The EvoII shift knob is serialized. Meaning it includes the EvoII number (ie 001/500, 002/500, etc) on the knob. Given that it is not just EvoII specific, but also CAR specific your only probable source would be Mercedes-Benz. North American dealers may not have the part numbers since the Evos were never North America-bound.

Oh, and if MB holds true to form you will have to provide the VIN of the car you wish to purchase the knob for and it ould have to be on EvoII VIN.

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Re: 2.5-16 shift knob

I have seen "knockoffs" from Asian sources years ago, but not lately. Perhaps you may be luckier if you aim for a Sportline manual shifter that has the dog leg pattern (I think one of the W124's had it), which is still quite rare, but may be available as a new MB part.

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MTI;162052 wrote:
I have seen "knockoffs" from Asian sources years ago, but not lately. Perhaps you may be luckier if you aim for a Sportline manual shifter that has the dog leg pattern (I think one of the W124's had it), which is still quite rare, but may be available as a new MB part.

I have the Sportline shifter with the dogleg pattern on it. And yes, it's form a W124. It WILL work, but it's not a perfect fit as the opening for the W124 shifter is larger than that of the W201.

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Re: 2.5-16 shift knob

Is the sportline shifter a complete mechanism? Meaning, I have a 190 5 speed trans, but no shift mechanism. So far I have had no luck in junkyards. It would really simplify things If I could find an aftermarket alternative.

The MB dealer I went to listed the entire shifter assembly as about 25 separate parts, no kits. Their helpfulness then dramatically decreased as the amount of work it would take to order every single little part registered on the parts counter people.

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dropnosky;162512 wrote:
Is the sportline shifter a complete mechanism? Meaning, I have a 190 5 speed trans, but no shift mechanism. So far I have had no luck in junkyards. It would really simplify things If I could find an aftermarket alternative.

The MB dealer I went to listed the entire shifter assembly as about 25 separate parts, no kits. Their helpfulness then dramatically decreased as the amount of work it would take to order every single little part registered on the parts counter people.

Sorry, I've been using the word "shifter" interchangeably with "shift knob." The sportline part I am referring to is just the shift knob and boot.

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