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Old 01-15-2015, 02:56 PM
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How much in common with 94/95 E320s?

The junkyard 1995 E320 wagon that I bought with pretty low expectations as a "fun" summer project has turned out to be an astonishing vehicle. Pretty nervous about setting off on a 2,000 mile road trip after replacing the cylinder head, but it performed like a trouper. And it got even better, after I figured out how to install the seal on the chain cover correctly. (Could I be single handedly responsible for the fall in world oil prices?)

I must admit to looking at the swank interiors of various 1995-ish S320s with lust, so I'm turning to the collective wisdom of the forum for guidance on a couple of possibly naive questions.

1) Is any of the interior trim (seats, door threshold, center console, dash, door liners, etc) interchangeable between my wagon and other Mercedes non-E320 bodies of the same era?

2) No heat is delivered to the driver and foot area. Any suggestions?

3) I understand S320s with the same in-line 6-cylinder came with a 5-speed transmission. Would it work as a replacement for my stock transmission?

Many thanks in advance for answers to any or all questions!

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Old 01-16-2015, 08:01 AM
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The junkyard 1995 E320 wagon that I bought with pretty low expectations as a "fun" summer project has turned out to be an astonishing vehicle. Pretty nervous about setting off on a 2,000 mile road trip after replacing the cylinder head, but it performed like a trouper. And it got even better, after I figured out how to install the seal on the chain cover correctly. (Could I be single handedly responsible for the fall in world oil prices?)

I must admit to looking at the swank interiors of various 1995-ish S320s with lust, so I'm turning to the collective wisdom of the forum for guidance on a couple of possibly naive questions.

1) Is any of the interior trim (seats, door threshold, center console, dash, door liners, etc) interchangeable between my wagon and other Mercedes non-E320 bodies of the same era?

2) No heat is delivered to the driver and foot area. Any suggestions?

3) I understand S320s with the same in-line 6-cylinder came with a 5-speed transmission. Would it work as a replacement for my stock transmission?

Many thanks in advance for answers to any or all questions!
1) No.

2) Vacuum pod failure.

3) Possible, but no 5 speed auto was ever installed in a W124, so custom driveshaft and rear trans mount/crossmember work likely.

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:03 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for your answers. you've save me from wasting a lot of time in useless speculation!
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:07 PM
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3) Possible, but no 5 speed auto was ever installed in a W124, so custom driveshaft and rear trans mount/crossmember work likely.
Better to say never imported to USA.

5-speed auto W124s in Europe for sure, but it doesn't help much.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:16 AM
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With custom work....maybe even minimal, you can likely install trim from other vehicles to your w124. I have installed a rear view mirror from a w210 on my w201, a grill from a w210 on my w201, rear seat magazine holders from a w124, front head rests from a w124 in the rear of my w201 and a hood pad from a w140/w210 on my w201. All of these fabrications were easy and didn't require much fabrication at all.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:55 PM
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W140 steering wheel should be compatible. I've seen a couple W124s with the partial wood steering wheel on them and it looks very nice. Possibly in the future for my wagon at some point after I first get rid of at least the oil leaks...

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