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Old 09-30-2003, 04:37 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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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.
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