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New car on the block

Hi Everyone,

I am Javan and I own a 1987 300E. The car currently has 237k on it and it drives like no other car I've driven before. I bought it for $1200 from a guy who had it gifted to him. Needless to say he didn't maintain it as he should have. He had all the maintenance records of what was done before he got a hold of it. He did do some work but I knew he didn't know what he was doing when he was taking the car to Jiffy Lube. So far I have replaced the front suspension except the struts and I replaced the rear suspension. Replaced fuel injectors,EHA valve, OVP, brakes, plugs and wires,fuel filter,tires,engine mounts,flex disc,transmission filter gasket, and water pump. Getting ready to replace radiator and transmission lines they are leaking.

I am wanting to change my valve cover gasket. Is that also known as the timing chain cover? I am seeing leaks all around it and the gasket is hard like plastic. By the way I am in Seattle,WA.
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It is the cam/chain cover and with about 225-240K on the engine I would bet the chain has not been replaced. It is due. And DO NOT lose the chain keeper inside the engine. You will cry if you do! Any gaskets, especially, around the head or thermo stats (there are several under the manifolds) that get hard are due for replacements or overdue. Use a german brand not the chinese.
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