Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 1987 - 560 SE (W126) & 1998 - SL 320 (R129)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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W108 Engine Help Needed
Hallo Guys. I can get a W108 280S (without an engine) for a good price. These cars are getting quite rare in South Africa (I presume worldwide) My first car (at the age of 18) was a 250SE and I always wanted to get myself another W108.
I need help in getting an Engine. As I can’t get hold of the original engine for that car (m130), I was wondering if the 280 Engine (DOHC M110) unit with transmission will work in the W108? Those engines are quite easy to obtain. Would I have to change the Differential gears?
I can also get a 3.5 v8 (From an W116) with transmission, but I guess the diff will defiantly need replacing then. As the w108 was basically only available in 280S and SEs in our country, I would not even know where to start to look for a replacement gear.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Last edited by sklas; 03-02-2008 at 12:48 PM.