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Old 02-11-2008, 06:34 PM
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V6 acura engine, in a 123?

What do you guys think of retrofitting a V6 acura engine, into a 83 240d? Im just interested if there is anybody out there that has thought of this?
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:17 PM
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Better get your flame suit on. Sowing thoughts like this could get you permanently banned!

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Old 02-11-2008, 11:54 PM
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You could probably install a Sherman Tank engine in there - all it takes is time, determination and lots of cash!
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:50 AM
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lol allright guys, i guess ill scrap this idea and just go with my 2stroke conversion on the 616.
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pearl black 1983 240d 4speed (Converted!@$$%) atleast the tranny was rebuilt.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:36 AM
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Maybe you better go take a valium.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:27 AM
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Would the w123 need to become a front wheel drive or is there a way to use an engine from a FWD in a RWD car? Just curious.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:02 AM
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It depends on how the engine tranny meet up in the Accura. Some fwd cars can give their engines to a rwd with no problem and others it would be a major PIA to do so.

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:41 AM
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Well i was thinking of what was easier, converting the car to be fwd or busting my ass to make it a rwd.. But i think a few holes in the bellhousing on the tranny actually line up to the bellhousing on the honda engine, if you can belive it. the hard part is actually trying to get the damn thing mounted in there because its supposed to be transverse mounted..
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:48 PM
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I saw a street rod once that featured a Toyota engine. The builder wanted a daily driver, and that was the first engine he ran up against. I think he had it mated to a Celica 5-speed transmission.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:03 AM
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I'd imagine it would be quite hard to put a FWD drivetrain in a RWD body without replacing the whole front clip. I don't mind the sacreligious gutting of Mercs as long as it's done with some class. I'd look into RWD drivetrain options if I were you.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:06 AM
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Since the benz motors are so robust if you have a good car with a bad motor finding a decent used motor is relatively easy. Unless you have bushels of money sitting around and are bored to tears,why even think of a cross brand switch. If you do a Honda motor in the end who would ever buy it? Its a bastard and will be unloved by the rice or kraut crowd.

You would be married to it and every time you go to order parts you will have to stop and figure out whether it is a Honda or benz part that has failed and what to order.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:55 AM
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Do you need better economy or more power? IMO a m103 3.0l or m104 3.0l with cis injection would be nice.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:38 PM
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Since you will have the engine out

why not make it a two cycle at the same time? It's much easier to do when the engine is out, really.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:46 PM
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but a few words of advice (comming from a former diesel owner)- Benz motor, turbo charger, propane injection. . .123 racecar anyone?. . now just to address the traction and body roll issues. . .
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:39 AM
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M103??? No way...go straight for the Toyota Supra engine. 7M-GTE or 2JZ-GTE...just depends on if you want one or two turbos.
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