M120.980 v12

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  1. merc85

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    Hi Peeps,

    How reliable was the M120 v12 engine in the w140? also what years were the wiring loom issue's?
     
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    Up to 1996 as I remember correctly
    From 96 it was a facelift
     
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    Thankyou that is what i thought just couldn't remember clearly :thumb:
     
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    Gav......you mustn`t get one of those....:(




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    lol
     
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    I think the older ones have more power though, im on the look out so I can scratch my V12 itch
     
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    yes early ones 408bhp, Later ones i think are 389bhp my business partner had one on a J reg in Black but it suffered the wiring problems of the loom breaking down so he sold it. This was a very long time ago.
     
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    I maybe up the creek here Gav...but seen a V12 on ebay with twin turbos and 492bhp....:rock:





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    lol ive already one of those ;) I would leave the later v12's £1200 for each coil pack is just barmey lol
     
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