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w124 300 te 24v estate carburetor conversion?

Discussion in 'Tuning, Styling and Performance.' started by Zahid Jahangir, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Zahid Jahangir

    Zahid Jahangir Active Member

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    hi,

    for me to convert my 1990 w124 m104 300te 24v estate (82k miles) from ke-jetronic to carb. what problems would i face, but would this make it easier to work on?

    i am in 2 minds, as i have seen a w201 1986 190e 2.0 carburetor which looks nice, very basic, manual gearbox, but i would love to add bike carbs on it as its cheaper to find a 4 cylinder carb throttle bodies, as this would sound nice, and increase power slightly, and use lesser fuel over the 3.0 car that i have. just a weekend cruiser, like going gym or a quick blast through country lanes, nothing too extreme.

    on the other hand my w124 has a standard power of 220bhp, but i know it has plenty of power, and has alot of potential, plus a massive boot space which can come handy. i want to keep a weekend car, not really for racing as i have children, but a quick poke up the motorway is not going to do much harm.

    please help on your opinions.
     
  2. mioba

    mioba Senior Member

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    Why would you want to do this, servicing carbs is certainly not common nowadays thats a thing of the 1960s era. Faults with carbs are generally gum build up from old fuels or worn pins.
    Are you talking about working on the car in general (if yes, then changing the carb wont change much).
    Just my tuppence.

    Massive overkill I say to change the carb. If it aint broke dont fix it!
     
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  3. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    I can't see the point. You'll have less power with a standard carburettor and if you go to anything else you'll need to fabricate a manifold. Then you'll need a big chunk of Dyno time to get it all set up. If you run multiple carburetors you'll also spend all your time keeping them balanced and in tune.
     
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  4. w201-16

    w201-16 New Member

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    Serve the enige so it's 100%
    You don't get a lot of power in this with 3 double carbs. It's a lot of work to keep this running. It's better to made a efi (one or 6 throttle),but only if the ke is broken.

    Sent fra min H8324 via Tapatalk
     
  5. rifiki

    rifiki Senior Member

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    What’s the point. I was thinking of converting my 190 to Weber single point in injection, too expensive.
     

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