BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2018
Vehicle: 1977 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL (4.5)
Location: United States
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hello everyone i have a 1977 mercedes 450sel base sedan (4.5l v8). the engine has about 221k miles on it and has been sitting for over 15 years. recently i have attempted to start it up and i got the engine to turn on for a few minutes. i changed the fuel pump, fuel filter, and a few hoses, but nothing. we came to the conclusion that the either the thermo-time switch or the cold-starting valve. when we ran electricity from the battery to the cold start valve connection, the engine turned on and we let it run for a few minutes but as soon as we gave it gas it turns off......any help would be great....and if anyone knows where i could get these parts that would be appreciated.
but now i am considering an engine swap for another basic v8, such as the 350 chevy or the 302 ford, and i was wondering if it would be possible, and what would need to be done besides the engine and transmission. i would appreciate pictures of other w116 v8 engine swaps, thanks for your time and have a good one.