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I have an 89 190e 2.6 and ive been thinking about dropping a 3 liter in there, and getting some turbos. Does anyone know where i could find some racing pistons, and other strong engine parts that can hold up to turbos?

I am also trying to find a hood like this for my 190e


Does anyone know what year and model that hood came off of, because i havnt seen a 300TE with that hood before.

Thanks
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The hood is a 190 hood that has the C-Class W202 grill frame and insert portion welded o...

The hood is a 190 hood that has the C-Class W202 grill frame and insert portion welded onto the front and blended on.
 

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Re the pic

The pic of the T wagon you posted looks to me to be a late 124, probably an E320, E280 or E220 of between 1993 and 1995. The grill insert is non-standard being a copy of a later Avantgarde or S600 grill and the lower bumper is also non-standard. The hood is standard for a late W124.
 

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hi,

dropping in a 3 litre must be doable.
I was just wondering what kind of turbo's di...


hi,

dropping in a 3 litre must be doable.
I was just wondering what kind of turbo's did you have in mind? Wich brand?
You said you wanted to change the pistons and other parts of the engine, because you think they can't hold the extra pressure of the turbo's. Well, as I mentioned in a few other posts on this site, our 300E 12valve has a Mosselman twin turbo kit (from +-20.000kms --> 260.000 kms!) and there is absolutely nothing done to the engine, not even a different camshaft or valves or polishing or whatever. The turbo's blow only 0.42 bar, and they are very reliable. they give the engine 292hp and 405nm.(standard 188hp and 260nm). We have never had any problems with our 300E Mosselman, and we are sure that it will stay that way.
Question: How many kms (or miles) has you car / and the engine you want to put in it?
The younger the engine and driven parts of the car, the safer and the more reliable it will be.

Since Mosselman Turbo Systems are the only turbo's that I have had experience with, I can only say what I think about these. Other Companies or systems can be as good as this one, but I highly recommend Mosselman. Our 300E is not my only experience with it: 190 2.3 16v Turbo, 230E turbo, 300GE supercharged, 500sec supercharged... And all of these cars had absolutaly NOTHING done to the engine besides turbo's or superchargers.

well,
I hope I helped you a bit,
hope to hear from you soon!

best regards,

matteus.
 

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Turbos

I was thinking about either some Mosselman turbo's, or maybe garrett turbo's im not sure yet. How much did your complete turbo system cost?

This probably wont happen for at least another 6 monthes, but i plan on getting an AMG head and building a new engine myself.

The current engine has 215,000 miles on it. If i get the new head and pistons, will the rest of the parts on my 2.6 work for the 3?
 

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Thanks

Thanks allot, ill be ordering one soon.
I plan on changing the hood, and putting some headlights from a 97 w202. I might be putting some w210 clear tail lights on kinda like this, and changing the whole rear end, but im not sure yet.


Im also thinking about making a custom body kit, and getting some 17x9's

let me know what you guys think.
 

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well,

The price is not a pleasant thing: about $7000 new.
That is NEW ofcourse,
I'm...


well,

The price is not a pleasant thing: about $7000 new.
That is NEW ofcourse,
I'm sure you can find a used kit for about 2000 or so.
Garett is a good alternative also, their turbo's are from good quality as well.
If you are building an engine yourself it should be okay, otherwise 215.000 miles is a bit to much to fit turbo's afterwards.

good luck with you search!
Ow yes, have you ever heard of 'Lotec'? They used to build very good and High performance turbo's also.
I don't know if they were importing to the US, but maybe you can find some info on them on the net.

well,

best regards,

matteus
 

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Turbos

Ive never heard of Lotec, but ill see if i can find some info about them.
BTW i was thinkng about putting the turbos together myself, and i was wondering where do i connect the oil lines, and water lines from the turbo.

Thanks allot for all your help
 
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