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Old 01-21-2001, 05:53 AM
George Taylor
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I am planning to transplant the engine (+gearbox + differential?) from a 300SL into my 1988TE. Does anyone have any advice?

Any info on diff ratios? Is it worth trying to transplant the aircon?

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Old 01-21-2001, 10:32 AM
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Location: the Netherlands
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If you have the complete donor car at your service for the necessary cable harness, relays and compu's, it might be a transplantation worth trying.
If not...the only advice I can give you is to buy a second car to drive in during the months it will take you getting your car to function again.

I have seen it happen with someone who tried to transplant a 1996 C250 Turbo Diesel into his C250 Diesel (which looked very easy and simple), but his car was out of use for several months!
I have considered changing my 1993 C250 Diesel's engine for a 1999 C220 CDI (with a complete donor car at my service) but figured it would not be worth the trouble and STRESS...

good luck & greetingz,

1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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