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Right, now very confused as to what the hell my car is.

ECU was diagnosed as faulty - degraded harness damaged the caps on it, so I got a replacement to put into it.

When mechanic pulled out the original it turns out its an AMG ECU with a WA124540 05 45 part number on it (and smaller HWA part number below it!!

I am very confused as to what this car is now....

I am currently running the standard 320 ECU and while idle is now perfect, it does seem to have lost a little top end, I am getting the AMG one repaired and putting that back in!

Did AMG do ECU only without the 3.6 engine?

So what I have confirmed is I have Brabus B6 kit - cam and intake mani tuning module, mechanic reckoned it had big valves and worked head from when he pulled off the intake manifold, AMG ECU, but it doesnt feel powerful enough to be a 3.6 motor.... what the heck is this car???
 

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Maybe it is a 3.6 that isn't running quite right?
 

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I dunno - it doesnt have any of the 3.6 stickers in the engine bay, no 3.6 crossover pipe, and according to Russian VIN and our local transport authority it definitely rolled out of the factory as a 3.2...
 

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I dunno - it doesnt have any of the 3.6 stickers in the engine bay, no 3.6 crossover pipe
The early angines did not have the 3.6 crossover
When your ecu is back,just put the car on a dyno as you might be in for some happy news
 

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If it is E36 it shouldhave crossover pipe with 3.6 sign,also 3.6 engines have diesel like sound,camshaft is a bit thicker than E320 engine.Do not refer to vin nimber in determing is it real AMG cuz all data before 1996 are not reliable cus time between 1992 and 1995 was transition time in wich mercedes have bought the AMG.For some cars you will find in vin decoder a code 957 which means it have AMG technology package,but there is also some AMGs out there that do not have that code in VIN.Here is how many of w124 AMG have been produced and the starting number of chassis:
7 Cabrios E 34 (124.061)
68 Cabrios E 36 (124.066)
68 Coupés E 36 (124.052)
171 T-Modelle E 36 (124.092)
8 Limousinen E 36 (124.032)
147 Limousinen E 60 (124.036)

Hope this helps....
 

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All AMG vehicles (from 92 on) and ordered through a Mercedes dealer, will have all of its options coded into the VIN. The exception would of course be if the vehicle was sent to AMG after initial delivery to the customer or if its a pre 1992 model.
 

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Is the Russian VIN site up again or are you talking about an old search? I've been hoping that it gets going again. It has been very useful for me.
 

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Hmm, well it does seem to have the same diesel noise my C36 did....
 
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