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I was looking for the differences between just the two 4.5 motors that both had the M117 designation... 984 vs. 981 .... (I understand the two different cars W108 vs W109)
The 4.5 in the W109 has an air compressor running off the engine for air suspension system, hence 984 vs. 981 engine number. I believe the compressor is located near the front driver side corner.
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The 4.5 in the W109 has an air compressor running off the engine for air suspension system, hence 984 vs. 981 engine number. I believe the compressor is located near the front driver side corner.
Thanks. Thats what I was looking for... and that makes sense. Same motor, different accessories...

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