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Old 07-31-2010, 03:58 PM
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Importing w210 wagon

Does anyone know what is involved in importing a w210 chassis Wagon with the 606 Diesel here to the US. Or if its worth the trouble.

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Imported to where? If the U.S. the answer is on the EPA and DOT websites.
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It'll be a lot easier and cheaper to swap the engine into a car already in the US.
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Costly and slow if the car is newer than 25 years old, which it is. You'd be better off taking the $4000 it'll cost you to import and dropping the engine in one here stateside.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:14 PM
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Costly and slow if the car is newer than 25 years old, which it is. You'd be better off taking the $4000 it'll cost you to import and dropping the engine in one here stateside.
4000 seems allot cheaper then any diesel swap, finding a 606 with tranny probably cost more then that. But I have read some stories about Importing gone bad. I read the PDF file that someone posted and it seems confusing.

Does anyone know of any auto importers that already do it, I would like to evaluate all my options. I have seen a OM 606 on ebay, with out the tranny/
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Engine-2005-Mercedes-E-Class-CDI-Diesel-/190276463405?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c4d5c6b2d#ht_500wt_1182

heres a reman. company...http://www.mercedesengines.net/products.asp?cat=44

Would that be 4000 just for importing, and would there be more costs for making it legal here.
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The number of folks that can bring a car like this into compliance is a LOT smaller than it was 20 years ago--simply because it's even less feasible and economical than ever.

YOU will be the importer--they will just do the compliance work.

This effort is about 99% of the time applied to high-end exotic cars rather than used car clunkers, as the price range of the former can support the cost. These are NOT low-margin folks.

Note also, that compliance includes both emissions AND safety.
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It's also probably not legal to put a diesel engine into a gasoline W210.

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