Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 10 GLK 350 4Matic
Location: Sonoma County CA
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Have not done it with a Mercedes, but a couple thoughts: the crate 350 will be a good deal heavier than the 3.0 litre 6. Don't know about the JDM.
The heavier engine might be hard on the suspension and it will definitely affect handling.
It can be done, but the resale of the car will drop to nearly nothing.
For reasons that are probably more emotional than anything else -- mixed transplants sit in a funny place in the used auto world.
Did a conversion on a Jaguar 3.8 many years ago to a 350 when the 3.8 was an awful engine in the first place (unlike the MBZ 3.0).
We couldn't give the car away a year later.
Now: 2010 GLK350 4Matic Then: 2003 C320 4Matic, 2006 E320 CDI, 2000 E320, 1994 E320, 1991 190E, 1985 300D, 1983 300D
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."