Whatever happened with this? Did the car get up and running again?
My April 2002 issue of 'Mercedes Enthusiast' says:
'First seen in 32-valve form in the 500Sl and later in the S-Class, the 5.0-litre V8 had to be physically modified for duty in the 500E. Internally the deck height of the block was lowered to squeeze it under the bonnet with all its ancillaries in place and, to compensate for this and maintain the 85.0mm stroke, the 96.5mm diameter pistons were shortened and con-rod length altered to suit. A new, larger inlet manifold and LH-Jetronic fuel injection meant more torque than the SL with 365 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm while the power remained the same at 326bhp at 5,700 rpm.'
Which means not any old Mercedes V8 would've fitted into this car, true?
2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black