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Does anyone have experience putting a non-MB engine into a 300E? I've got a friend whose 300e engine is busted but doesn't want to pay for a replacement MB engine. Was thinking about putting an American or
Japanese engine instead. Has anyone on the board done this with the 124s?
Thx. Chris Kilmer
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A very skilled, IMHO, mechanic posted a GMC V-6 into 123 chassis conversion about five years ago. It took him 9 months to a year and included enlarging the transmission tunnel, making new motor supports, changing the drive shaft and inventing a new throttle linkage. He was very pleased with the result. It wasn't $ expensive but was a large time investment.
Suggest you find a used motor and install like for like.
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It's a nightmare. Things like heat, odo, speedo, etc will never work right without major mods. Look on craigslist for a wreck.
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