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Old 08-31-2002, 06:20 PM
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What body style is a 1982 380 sel?

The 380 and 420 are similar.Are there exterior parts interchangeable?
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Old 08-31-2002, 06:26 PM
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That would be a W126. Most parts should be interchangeable amongst all 126's.
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Plus the 3.8 liter and 4.2 liter V8's are both M116 engines, so they share the same basic architecture, and possibly fuel injection systems.

Engine codes are:

81 380 SEL - 116.961
82-83 380 SEL - 116.963

86-91 420 SEL - 116.965
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Old 09-01-2002, 01:47 AM
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Just remember that Mercedes made the w126 chassis in two wheelbase lengths, therefore the rear doors were made in two sizes.
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Old 09-01-2002, 02:37 AM
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would be a good idea to pull valve cover and see if it's been converted to a double timing chain early 380's had single row chains that had habit of going snap crackle pop.........
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