What to replace when installing new engine in 1993 190E 2.6?

I'm having a new long block (from Metric Motors) installed in my 1993 190E 2.6. The rest of the parts will come from my existing engine which has 120,000 miles on it.
In addition to motor mounts, belts, and hoses, is there anything else I should replace at this time? The repair shop suggested a new water pump as a precautionary measure.
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You really like that car to buy a rebuilt engine at metric's price? Wow... I'd change all the temp sensors, gaskets for whatever you are transferring over, water pump definitely,
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I am about to have my engine remanufactured at Metric. I'll save a few hundred on shipping because I can take it there myself and pick it up. I priced parts, and with a rebuilt injection pump and turbo I am well over $4000 just for parts. The Metric price will be around $6000, with tax. Tax probably eats up the shipping savings. But I am paying around $1500 for them to do the work and then I get a warranty so if a screw up eats the engine I will be covered for the parts.
I talked to another local rebuilder, but he wanted to know if I had an engine manual he could borrow. I was removing the belt pulley on the front of the crankshaft and wondered about balance. I called Metric and the guy knew off the top of his head how many bolts there were in the pulley and how they were balanced. I like them because they are that familiar with this particular type of engine.
Do you know of another remanufacturer who has the same skills but charges significantly less?
Thanks again for the pointer the other day on the spring compressor.
Paul
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Nope... don't know anyone aside from being Metric Equivalent... Noel's in Florida... they are also MB Engine specialist.
I don't know... spendign $6000 on an engine seems insane to me... economics are not there. My parent did that to 190E and local mechanic charged $4000 to do the overhaul... still ran like crap and I was pissed... The transmission failed soon afterward and the car sat until I was able to find a junk 190E with good tranny. Sold parts off it to offset the cost of the interior stripped junk car $500... and in the end, the tranny was like $250. It could have been zero if I sold more parts off it. Even when we sold the 190E, we still lost money in that car... You could say it is cheaper than leasing a car... true... you can say it is still cheaper than renting a car... that's true too...
If I had $6000 to spend, I'd spend it on newer MB... sell the older MB for extra money to pay for newer car... Let someone have your safe economical MB to protet their family. Like now for example... let's say you get $2500 for your old car... don't remember what you got... So you got $8500. A clean 1997 E300D goes for $11000. That's a heck of a jump to a more modern car. Let's say you are not a fan of diesel... then how about a gas verson? You can get a 2000 E320 for $11,000 too.
I think a variety of MB cars to drive is more pleasurable and learning experience that is more satisfying... and knowing that our older MB will be protecting the new owner's family.
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