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Old 08-20-2017, 02:06 PM
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130-981

It will make a difference. In my experience ( I re-engined my '66 230sl with a 130-981-12-xxxxxx) fron a tee-boned '68 109-016 (with never any air susp) The difference was mostly valvetrain noise (often asked if it was a diesel!) And very much accelerated rocker and ballstud wear. Finally replaced that cam with a used, generic 130 cam. Still purrs 20 years later! kb
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:45 PM
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Not much difference

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Originally Posted by Frank Reiner View Post
High Performance M130 ?

While perhaps not quite in the category of an oxymoron, the OP's question might be addressed by in turn asking, compared to what?

The M130, and the M110, in their highest rated production versions, produce about 60-65 HP/Liter.

USAC Midget and Sprint Car engines (on methanol), and NASCAR Cup engines (race gasoline), produce about 130-135 HP/Liter.
10 extra HP isn't really that much, but for the fun of it I thought I was headed down the need to replace engine route.
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