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Old 09-30-2003, 04:37 PM
suginami suginami is offline
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern California, U.S.A.
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I don't think there are any major faults with these cars.

The 2.6 liter M103 engine is the same engine used in 300E 2.6 / 260E's.

It is also the same engine as the 3.0 liter engine in 1986-1992 300E's, but with a smaller bore.

I've noticed that this engine is extremely long-lived, and gets fantastic gas mileage, probably in the 24-26 mpg range.

The only periodic engine maintenance items would be valve guides and seals.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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