Date registered: Jul 2004
Vehicle: A bunch o of 'em - see signautre
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Head gasket leak - what else to do?
My 116.96* (in my '84 500SL) has a leaking head gasket on pasenger side. I'm thinking I should do both sides (98,300 miles).
What else should/could be done at the same time to take advantage of the disassembly/labor cost (you know - two birds, one stone)? I will have the radiator pulled and recored (all metal euro model) and minor rubber relaced (vac lines, etc.) Timing chain, guides and rails already done recently
Oil consumption is "normal" if accounting for minor leak but, 21 year old valve seals are probably ready to retire?
Lacking the tools, knowledge and time, I'm having my indy do it - cost matters so I'm looking to squeeze what I can out of the labor cost.
Your sage advice eagerly anticipated...
"Dangerous with a wrench and not smart enough to know it"
1984 Euro 500SL, 1984 280SEL (Euro)
1977 280SE, 1990 560SEL
1978 450SEL 6.9
1988 300CE (son at school)
1981 280SL, 1967 230SL
'86 560SEC, '04 S500 (SWfMBO's DD)
'01 CL55 Intergalactic cruiser