Originally Posted by waitilldasummer
i have recently purchased a 1986 190E mercedes benz 8 valve 2.3L. I want to put a new engine in it a 1986 190E2.3 16- valve engine in it. but im not to sure on what is the difference between a long block engin and a short block engine, does anyone know which is better for my car and why it is better.
If I was you I would not change engine's,I have a mercedes 190E 2.0 and I did race to a 190E 2.3 16v and I was only 0.5 seconds behinde so I think that I wont have much effect to change engin's for that money you can tune up you engine and make It more powerful than a normal 2.3 16v