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Old 04-22-2004, 06:39 PM
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Engine replacements

No... my engine is fine. However, I am wondering which engines can be a direct swap into my car with minimum changes. Can an m104 be swapped? Does that mean a C36 engine can too? Any other engines?

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Old 04-22-2004, 09:38 PM
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No, it would not be as easy as a direct swap. The M104 has a much different harness and control systems. It is possible, but an M104 will require some modifications, some work, and a lot of time to make it work.
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I guess if someone can stuff an M119 V8 in a 126, it's gotta be possible to stick a 104 in one if so determined! :p
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Any MB engine will drop right in and sit on the mounts correctly. However, the problem will be the wiring and computer systems.

The M104 uses a different computer and EFI system, so that will require $$$$$ and time/effort, along with custom wiring unless it was used in the W126 (I don't know if it was).

V8s are easier, as they were factory. You would then need a set of front springs, maybe, unless the wieght difference is small.

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Old 04-22-2004, 11:13 PM
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Neil V/k6dej??? put a C36 in his 88 300TE. Sounded like a $10K project. Check the archives.

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What about the early M104 CIS-E 3.0 liter M104 engine that was used in the 1990-1992 300CE's?
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Old 04-23-2004, 12:10 AM
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Neil V/k6dej??? put a C36 in his 88 300TE. Sounded like a $10K project. Check the archives.

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daaaaaamn... for $10k I can probably get a SUPER MINT '91 560SEL. Oh well.. at that price range I shouldn't be even thinking about doing something like that to my car in the future.
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