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Old 02-18-2008, 07:09 AM
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Higher lift lobes. The cam can be retrofitted to the older engine and the pump adjusted to match the additional airflow.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rs899 View Post
I respectfully disagree with Larry- the W116 has the OM617.950. In pre-1980 form it develops 110 HP. I think they were able to squeeze 10 more HP out of it in 1980 (different, harder camshaft), and then another 3HP when they went to the 617.951 and 952.

Thanks for the correction - I should've double checked!
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