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1976 280E W114

I have just purchased this car. I have a not running W123 280E in my garage which I need to get rid of to make way for the new W114, but I was wondering if there are any parts on the 1985 W123 that may be useful to inter change with the W114. For example, the gearbox on the W123 has been reconditioned, torque convertor, drive shaft couplings steering assembly including steering box, all suspension items including shocks etc have been all replaced or upgraded.
The engine in the W114 seems ok with good oil pressure, but the whole suspension and steering assembly I would say is very sloppy and needs overhauling. Any suggestions would be appreciated as this is my first W114. The body and interior is good aand is a keeper, so I am determined to upgrade the car to make a good driver out of it, peter
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Well, if nothing else, you can part out the car you're about to get rid of, right?
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suspension parts won't swap between the W123 and W114, but the automatic and most anything engine related should, The W114 has the d-jet EFI system, right?

It's covered in the early versions of the M110 engine manual. Later copies loose section 7.4 because it wasn't formally imported into the US. The system is very similar to what's in the 450se, but with different injectors (green plug), a different brain box (rare in the US) and different wiring schematic (two less injectors, so they're paired up differently).

I have a spare copy of that manual if you should discover that you want it.

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