280 injected motor into 280s

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280 injected motor into 280s

Post by gez110 » Fri 02 Mar, 2018 9:37 pm

Hey guys,

A mate has a 280s with a knackered engine (sat for years with water in the bores.....) and a W123 280e. Has anyone taken a 280 injected motor from a w123 and fitted it to a 116 280s cary car? From what I can see i'll need to swap over the exhaust manifolds, fuel lines, vac lines etc.

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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 12:16 am

The simplest solution may be to swap the donor car engine and transmission, along with all engine electrics, into the recipient vehicle.
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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by gez110 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 9:25 am

My main concern is ensuring the engine mounts will swap over as the w116 engine bay is different to the w123 i.e wider. Also, going from a carby motor to injected could cause a few issues. As in fuel pump, lines etc. The 116 is lovely and needs saving, the donor w123 is already mostly stripped and suffered a failed flex disc causing damage to underside and probably the trans. I'm a bit torn. He also has another w123 wagon that's running and solid.......... So many cool cars
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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by gez110 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 9:27 am

How easy would it be to stick the 280s carbs on the 280e engine, is it just an inlet manifold swap or would I need to swap heads?

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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by Lance » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 1:56 pm

Should be easy, bolt intake and exhausts and engine mount including the long arm that bolts to the block from W116, then bolt straight in. Though W123 engine is low compressionso a bit less power. Or take intake manifold and full injection system from the W123.
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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by gez110 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 8:16 pm

Cheers Lance, i didn't know the w123 280 motor had a lower CR. The 280s motor in the 116 is seized unfortunately, hence the question regarding swapping motors from the w123.

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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by Lance » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 9:09 pm

Just drop it all in including fuel injection has as much power as the carby engine.
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Re: 280 injected motor into 280s

Post by gez110 » Sat 03 Mar, 2018 10:49 pm

Sounds like the plan. I just need to persuade him to sell :-)

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