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190E (W201) 1982-1993: 190E 2.3, 190E 2.6, 190E 2.3-16, 190E 2.5-16, 190 D 2.2, 190 D 2.5, 190 D 2.5 TURBO, 190E 2.5-16 Evolution I, 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II

Engine Swap question

Old 09-23-2017, 07:14 PM
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W126 500 SEC, W208 CLK55 AMG (TRACK CAR), W163 ML350, W164 ML500, 2009 W204 C63 (TRACK CAR, 190E 2.6
This procedure is what works for me and I'm sure other Forum members will offer their advice.
Main workshop tools needed : hydraulic trolly jack, engine crane/hoist, adjustable engine leveller, four axel stands, assorted socket, ring, open-end and adjustable spanners, screwdrivers etc.
The process will take you approx four hours to remove and the same to reinstall however, if you haven't done this before, take your time and allow two days.
My Process : Jack up the car and support on the four jack stands. Remove the wheels, drain the radiator, remove the front bumper, electric fans, radiator, AC condenser and unbolt the engine mounts. Next step is to jack the car to it's highest position and support on axel stands. Remove the exhaust system, then the tail shaft, disconnect the speedo cable from the tranny, unbolt the ground/earth straps and any other connections you see between the chassis and engine. Lower the rear of the car to its lowest point and support on jack stands. Lift the front of the car by trolly jack (on the crossmember) to it's highest point, support car's weight on the stands and remove the jack. Position the jack under the tranny support mount and unbolt it from the chassis. Now you can lower the tranny slightly as it is pivoted on the engine mounts. Connect the engine crane and leveller to the engine and slightly take the weight of the engine.
Now for a little adjustment via "Trial & Error".
You will need to Lower the tranny on the jack and at the same time (This is where an extra pair of hands will help) Lift the engine in order to achieve an angle of approx 30'. The engine will now clear the front lower radiator support and it's out!
Before installing the "new" engine, it's probably wise to replace the Front & Rear Crank seals, water pump, and any seals/gasket you notice show signs of some leakage. Hope it goes well.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:20 PM
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Success, my reply posted!

I did have many picts to send you regarding each stage but unfortunately each time I try to send everything is wiped.

I hope my abridged version is ok.
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I just started contemplating this swap today. How did it go kmancoupe230? and cracklin?

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What kind of electronics / wiring issues are invoked with a 3.6 AMG swap to a 190?
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What manifold and throttle bodies did you use for this setup?
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