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Old 06-11-2002, 01:55 PM
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What engine is this?

And will this really drop right into a 300E?


'91 300E, 212K miles
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Old 06-11-2002, 02:00 PM
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Looks like the 24 valve - DOHC - M104
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 06-11-2002, 02:15 PM
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That engine is 104.981 DOHC valve 1990 to 1993 300SL only your 1986 300E has 103.983 SOHC 12 valve engine from 1986 to 1992 300E only.
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Old 06-11-2002, 03:03 PM
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Is '91 the first production year for the M104? I know the 300CE got it in '91 and apparently the 300sl as well. The 300E didn't get an M104 until '93 .... still wondering if this would drop right into a 300E without too much modifications.


'91 300E, 212K miles
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Old 06-11-2002, 04:06 PM
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I know that the US got it later than the rest of the world. I believe it was used in 300CE's (88?) in Europe.
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