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Hello,
I have to replace my worn camshafts on my M110. The cost of this operation motivates me to install a M110 280E engine from a 126 sedan which has very low mileage and 185 HP. The engine comes with the autobox which also should be in very good conditions. Questions which I have tried to search the forum for answers to;

1. Would there be anything else than the oil pan and engine mounts to swap from the 280GE engine?
2. Would the auto box from the 126 be similar to the one in my G?
3. The 280 SE engine/tranny has the starter on the other side. Would that represent any difficulties?
4. Would the 126 tranny have different gear ratios than mine?
5. I Have a picture of the engine, but how can I get it included in this post?

Grateful for answers!
Best regards
Trond
 

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My 280GE with 4-speed manual has the starter in teh same place as does the motor you show on the pallet. So starter location shouldn't be a problem. I can't help on the rest of your questions though.

-Dave G.
 

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Trond - 4/30/2005 10:11 PM
1. Would there be anything else than the oil pan and engine mounts to swap from the 280GE engine?
I'd take a look at the exhaust manifolds too if I were in your shoes.
2. Would the auto box from the 126 be similar to the one in my G?
No, the W126 280 SE had a 722-box, wheras the W460 280 GE Auto had a 720.1-box. If you already have an auto'box in your G I'd stick to that if I were you.
3. The 280 SE engine/tranny has the starter on the
other side. Would that represent any difficulties?
Your profile says you have a 280 GE '87, my father has the exact same modell and it's got, just like Hipine says, the starter on the righthand side of the engine. Better take an extra look under the hood[:p]
4. Would the 126 tranny have different gear ratios than mine?
There may be differences in the lower gears, but 4th will still be 1:1, just like any 4 speed gear box from a 460-series. A 5-speed Getrag or bigger tires would be the cheapest way lower your cruising revs.
 
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