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Old 07-27-2011, 03:04 PM
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:24 PM
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That M102 is much nicer than the diesels they shipped to the US. A later high compression 2.3 swap with hydraulic lifters should be dirt cheap. Good find.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:12 PM
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That M102 is much nicer than the diesels they shipped to the US. A later high compression 2.3 swap with hydraulic lifters should be dirt cheap. Good find.
Carburetor... no thx.

Nice looking car though! I've never even heard of that model W123
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Carburetor... no thx.
Easily converted to KEjet or EFI. All M102s had injection in the US.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:38 PM
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Carburetor... no thx.

Nice looking car though! I've never even heard of that model W123
still returned 28 mpg for a wagon.. very nice!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Carburetor... no thx.

Nice looking car though! I've never even heard of that model W123
Carburetor.... Bonus!
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Oh, it also has less rust on it than the '96 E320 that I babied through 12 years of ownership before trading it for my 200T.

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Nice! I wish W123/M102s were easier to find.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:25 AM
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Nice! I wish W123/M102s were easier to find.
Er they are very easy to find here!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:48 AM
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Harder to find are the oil filters even though there are still a lot of 190's on the road here.
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Harder to find are the oil filters even though there are still a lot of 190's on the road here.
M102/M103 use the same oil filter.
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