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Seized 220 What Now?

Hi, I have a 1968 220, the 4cyl. It has seized and I am guessing I need a new engine. What are my options? Can I stick a 6cyl in it or should I just try and find the same???? What should I do?

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The rear differential ratio is probably not the same between the four and the six cylinder, so you need to change that as well.

You might need different front springs.
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At that time there was a 230/8 and a 250/8 which were 6 cyls. There are two rods from the chassis to the firewall so don't remove them. MB put them in there to reduce vibration and chassis flex. Find a 6 cyl from the 230 or 250 and replace the bad engine.

Why did the original engine seize?

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W114/W115 chassis are very similar to the r107 one (front subframes are the same). Any V8 fitted in an r107 will drop right in. I would go for an alloy block version though to save weight on the front.

Check this: Merc W114 V8
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