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its nearly exactly the same M103 engine used on all 300Es, although the 90-92's had some very minor tweakage. note that 1993 300E's are actually 3.2L with the 104.992 engine, which is very different, with electronic injection rather than CIS-E.
 

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there's definitely springs involved, and I can't see where they are. all 3 of my hoods stay up, and even go up on their own when they are 75% of the way up already.

spring is shown on factory parts diagram, but certainly not visible from under the hood?
 

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where would the battery go on a '400TE' ? on a 400E its in the trunk because the false firewall in the engine compartment has to be pushed back to make room for the V8.
 

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I'd just hate to have a battery box in the trunk space of our wagon. we USE that thing, back seat folded flush, and pack all kinds of stuff in it.



now, a V8 powered Cabrio, that might be fun. but probably really tricky engineering, due to the heavy chassis mods the cab required to maintain stiffness.
 

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I suppose if you took the 3rd row seats out, and use a slim AGM or LiION battery, maybe 2 6V in series, you could get the battery under the rear deck.
 

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You can get ventable batteries in the interior, they use a tube to vent to the outside
sure, but they still have to be upright. AGM batts can be used in any orientation... I'm thinking that instead of 1 80AH car batt, you could use a pair of half size batts on their side so they are lower profile and don't stick above the deck, like a couple motorcycle batteries.

are the M119's pigs to start, do they need a big beefy battery, or do they usually start easily? I have to assume the long battery cables are a liability at starter time.

(my own M119 experience is confined to test driving a couple 500SL's... I dug the car but didn't like the cars I could find)
 

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yeah, if you want a 4matic, get something newer. at least W210, preferably W212. My 2016 E350 W212 is a 3.5L V6 non-turbo with 305HP and an amazingly smooth 7 speed automatic. There's ZERO controls on the 4matic, its always there, and just works (I've heard the power is 45% front, 55% rear). it DOES have defeatable ESP (Electronic Stability Program) which keeps you from spinning wheels by selectively using the wheel brakes, due to this it doesn't need locking differentials or any of that).
 

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2012+ (I think) the 350's have a new M276 V6 with direct injection, significantly more power AND better gas mileage. this is a ground up new engine, with 60 degree instead of 90 degree cylinder banks.
 

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on the MAS, that knob on top isn't a screw, its more like a cam lock. you turn the knob from '1' to '0' the long way around, and it should be unlocked and pull straight off.
 
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