i didn't see the link first of sorry.. Thanks alot mate! , i will now later know which motor it is Thanks!My example would be the 974
Edit: Just found this. How accurate it is I don’t know
The Mercedes-Benz M119 was a V8 automobile engine produced from 1989 through 1999. It was available in 4.2 L; 5.0 L; and 6.0 L displacements. It was a double overhead cam design with 4 valves per cylinder and variable valve timing on the intake side. It was replaced by the 3-valve M113 starting...en.mercedesclub.cz
okay you´re by no doubt right that is adequate power, but if i need to make a complete rebuild on the motor i sent a picture of I might as well get some more power out of it while im at it as long it dosn't blow the budget completly 😂 i'm allowed to have 370hp in my w123 when the restore is done so i would find that power adequate..😂 or at least that is the goal, then its only about how close i can get to that within budget😂Someone else will have to chime in on M119 aftermarket upgrades.
Think same block, just different displacement and maybe different internal bits. Have a ‘91 500SL and never ventured to mess with it because has adequate power.
What do you mean by "I'm allowed"??? The W123 can take more power than 370hp as long as you uprate everything else to deal with the extra power....I might as well get some more power out of it while im at it as long it dosn't blow the budget completly 😂 i'm allowed to have 370hp in my w123 when the restore is done...
allowed is legaly registred for the road in denmark.. my old amazon was illegal and driving around in it was ruined for all the worries of getting pulled over.. we have big taxes on cars here and the goverment are giving a fine on the same amount of money as the taxes would have been, so double tax plus the fact that they ain't nice to you when its in that order when they are diciding what the tax should be on it.. and if you can't pay, they impound your car..What do you mean by "I'm allowed"??? The W123 can take more power than 370hp as long as you uprate everything else to deal with the extra power.
Do keep in mind, just like everything else MB, uprating power is very costly. If you want power and more importantly lots more torque (than the V8) on the cheap, you'll be much better served with a OM606 turbodiesel swap
nice to now that it fits in the bay, so far so good havn't messured anything yet, but with the steering issue, was that with custom manifolds or stock ?I attempted a M119 in a W123 and didn’t get far with it beyond dropping it into bay. Steering in the way of manifolds, trans tunnel needs a lot of fab, wiring nightmare, need the crossmember off W124 or R129, needed r129 or W124 rear differential and subframe plus fab just off the top of my head. Way too much work, time and money for the extra 100hp. Don’t want to discourage but if you’re on a budget , this could drag on for months if not a year plus.
You’d be better off with a M117 transplant.
Laughing my ass of by the chrnobyl comment, so true 😂 but no to the om606 even tho is a nice motorAh yes, mentioning the word diesel is the new Chernobyl in Europe. But if you want great power in a reasonable budget is your goal it is your best choice and your only choice.
I'd definitely stick with a OM606 turbo swap which practically drops into the W123 and then you can dial it up (or down) to your (or your government's) liking.
Been done many many times before. BTW, this is the W124 forum. You're gonna have a better return by requesting to have your post moved to the W123 section.
BTW, since you are in Europe and your vehicle is over 30 years old don't you have it registered as a oldtimer? That's what I have my 2 V12s registered under. Only costs 35 euro a year to keep it on the road and the inspection is not nearly as stringent as newer cars.
You will. It is the same story even if you swap a 8 cylinder into a 6 cylinder car, even if both are W124...
i don't need new cross members for it, but a different lsd rear diff at some point later on.....