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    Shared Internal Components

    So I came across a 1993 300E with (199 w/ gray interior) and I was curious as to how many internal parts are shared between the 500E and 300E of the same year. From the looks of it, all of the center console, door cards and pockets, armrest, sliding center compartment, and front seats. Am I missing anything?

    Outside, it looks to be the side view mirrors, trunk and hood.

    I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to buy for a parts car.


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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntrepid View Post
    So I came across a 1993 300E with (199 w/ gray interior) and I was curious as to how many internal parts are shared between the 500E and 300E of the same year. From the looks of it, all of the center console, door cards and pockets, armrest, sliding center compartment, and front seats. Am I missing anything?

    Outside, it looks to be the side view mirrors, trunk and hood.

    I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to buy for a parts car.


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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntrepid View Post
    I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to buy for a parts car.
    It depends what parts you want / need. Overall, it would make more sense to buy a 400E/E420 (with ASR) as a parts car, because more items are shared with the baby V8 than with the six-banger. And, it also depends if you plan to strip the car and store the parts, or keep the entire parts car around to pilfer as needed...


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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    There's a fair bit that is shared from a non-drivetrain and non-body point of view .. i.e. the climate control system, etc. I agree with GSXR that the best bet is going to be to get a 400E or E420 (depends whether you have a facelift car or not) as a parts car. That way you'll get the benefit of the wood on the interior, which is going to be burl walnut for the .034 as well. Any six-cylinder (excepting coupe or cabrio) is going to be a zebrano wood car.

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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Yup, and the 400E/E420 also shares several CAN modules (including LH for test/diagnostic purposes), ETA, ASR pump/hydraulics, rear subframe & stuff, and even the transmission.

    I wouldn't bother with a 6-cyl car unless you needed doors/boot/bonnet, or interior parts (not related to seats or wood trim).


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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Clearly : A lot (I have got 3000 differents parts in mind, but unable to find where I've read that).

    Added to engine, and electrical parts, I've played under my 500E and under a 300E-24 and nearly nothinig is comparable. Parts on 500E are bigger and reinforced.
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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Thanks for the clarification. I saw this CL ad (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...174858597.html) and was interested mainly for the seats and console. The seats look identical to the 500E.

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    Re: Shared Internal Components

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntrepid View Post
    Thanks for the clarification. I saw this CL ad (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...174858597.html) and was interested mainly for the seats and console. The seats look identical to the 500E.
    Nope, those are standard 124 seats, not Sportline. And, the 6-cyl seat bases are different, you'd have to swap the 6-cyl cushions to the V8 base. Yes, the leather cushions will swap into a 500E but they won't be "correct". Depends if you are trying to keep your 500E original. The console is the same though, except for the wood.


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