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Old 06-07-2003, 11:00 AM
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190-e engie choice?

I have a 1985, 190-e, 2.3, I had timing chain repalced 30K ago. It broke on me at approx. 2 mph.(pulling out from the light).
My ? is , can I replace the engine with 2.8 (or another choice?)and what's the year of the car that will be able to uas the same trans.
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Old 06-07-2003, 12:50 PM
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With enough $, you can put any engine in the W201. That said, if your wallet doesn't need weight loss, then you're best off sticking with another 2.3 engine since to drop in a 2.6L you'll need to replace the cooling system and the front mounts, as well as updating the front suspension and brakes for the extra weight. Unless you have a readily available donor car, it might be more cost effective to just buy a whole 2.6L

The US '85 was the first revision of the M102 (thanks sixto!) engine from the '84. The fuel injection system went through a subsequent change sometime in late '86 or '87, (added the R/16 resistor) so to upgrade to those engines, you probably have to change out the ECU and some other relays.

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Old 06-07-2003, 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by MTI
The US '85 was the first revision of the M201 engine from the '84.
M102 maybe?

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:53 PM
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6 - you can go up to 2.8 M104 on the same transmission, but that's pretty major work to fit in there. Otherwise, the 2.6 if it's worth it.
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Old 06-07-2003, 09:59 PM
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try a 2.3-16?

I have a 2.3-16 for sale from my '86 190E.

No idea what it is worth.

Anyone, what is an '86 2.3-16v worth w/99k on it?

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