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Date registered: Jul 2006
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117 and 116 engine interchangeability
I have the opportunity to buy a used, running 116 engine for a reasonable sum. My '74 - 450SL has a 117 engine, of the same displacement and I wonder if these two engines are interchangeable and, if there are any differences, where or how would they matter?
I've looked in the MB CD and have found nothing to shed light on this subject. My engine has the solid lifters and I know that the 116 engine I am considering to purchase, has hydraulic lifters. Other than that, there are no readily apparent issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.