Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes 300TE Estate Wagon 3.0L 208K miles Smoke Silver/Cream Beige Tex. and others.
Location: Sunny Memphis TN USA
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The deciding factor could be the year of your car, you say1970/71. 1972 US emissions regs. changed drastically and most makers saw big horsepower drops due to lowering of compression ratios in order to comply with US EPA regs coming into effect for that year. Being that yours is a 3.5 they are most likly all the same spec, as Mercedes answer for that period 1971-1972 was the intro to the US market of the 4.5 to make up strictly for lost HP due to US EPA rules.
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And Remember to always KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid!
Last edited by christopher1959; 10-19-2009 at 10:29 AM.