Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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We found jonwhite a rebuild M104 engine with transmission for $200 at the wrecking yard.
Another $ 80-100 was paid for pulling it.
Check the wrecking yards in your area, and take an experienced mechanic along.
Also, check under the valve covers, and only consider cars with accident damage.
Several times a year I spot engines where the heads and chain tensioner still look shiny.
Indicating a recent head rebuild.