BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 1982 380 SL
Location: Austin, TX
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Well, I think this qualifies as NOT good news: the timing chain rail broke, which broke the timing chain which broke the valve cover and made the camshaft get out of sync which broke a few rockers arms and 3 valves. Translation: a buttload of $! 23 hours labor to replace the timing chain; 24 hours to replace rocker arms and valves - this all at $80/hr. And as he pointed out, there's no guarantee pistons or other components were not damaged.
The mechanic's recommendation was replace the motor at around $4k plus $2k labor.
My day went from zero to crap pretty quick!!