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hi guys i dun know why but im contemplating an engine conversion on my 1985 190E 2.3 I wanted to put an190e 2.6 motor in it. i know that i need an engine and a matching transmission. radiator, probably the acessories, wiring harness, computer, mounts, fans, relays. the engine harness comes with the ecu harness and the fuel relay panel thing. would i need to modify the harness to plug into the car or do i need to completely rewire the car inside and out. new fuse panel? does ne one have a list of parts needed for an engine conversion and/or a rough list of steps to do the conversion?
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Jippi - 5/6/2005 8:48 AM

hi guys i dun know why but im contemplating an engine conversion on my 1985 190E 2.3 I wanted to put an190e 2.6 motor in it. i know that i need an engine and a matching transmission. radiator, probably the acessories, wiring harness, computer, mounts, fans, relays. the engine harness comes with the ecu harness and the fuel relay panel thing. would i need to modify the harness to plug into the car or do i need to completely rewire the car inside and out. new fuse panel? does ne one have a list of parts needed for an engine conversion and/or a rough list of steps to do the conversion?
thanks jippi
Why not just sell the 85 and the money you were going to use for the motor change and buy a 190 2.6 or a 2.3-16?
 

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I agree that it would be better to just buy a decent 2.6L

If you do swap, the transmission doesn't need to be changed, nor the fuse box. A new instrument cluster from a 2.6 should be on your list.
 

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Its definately easier to buy a 2.6, an engine swap could cost you up to and around €3000 and the value of the car will decrease naturally as its been tampered with. Its definately easier to buy.
 

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It's not worth it to do a swap. Unless, of course, you're putting in a B16A with VTEC...that would be pretty sweet (but would take some serious work).

I just helped my friend put that kit into his 89 Civic 4 door. There's just no end to the power, and last night with 4 people in the car, we owned a Tibron with just the driver in it. [:D]
 

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thanks. it wasnt something i was really taking seriously it was just pure curious because i have a friend whos parents own a salvage yard and he can get me the engine and tranny assembly out of an 87 190e 2.6 for about 200 usd the car has round 90k and i heard the thing run and it runs great. the car was wrecked in rear. so i was thinking of making it a summer project. if i was getting a new benz i would probably consider the sec or sel, the 190e look and drive incredible but they're small inside and i have to hear it from my parents whenever they ride in it. ehh thanks for the feedback. any one know where i can get of used or recovered door panels in the dark red color. and also body side mouldings like the newer 190e's.
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Ive never done a 2.3 to 2.6 conversion but for the 2.3 8v to 16 valve conversion
I just had to change the ecu, and engine to ecu harness to the 16valve stuff, which required me taking apart the ac evap to fit the wires under. and i just used the 8 valve fuse box, and also added the power and heated seats. If you know what your doing and not missing anything it shouldnt take that long. My swap took 2 days, but i didnt add the seat stuff for a while.
 
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