Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 1982 380SL Sun Yellow
Location: Wellborn, Fl (North Central Florida)
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Well, first let me clarify, the timing chain is inside the motor, the only way you can see it is to take the valve covers off, mainly the passenger side cover. If you see rubber when you pop the hood it is just the usual a/c , alternator and water pump belts. If it were my car, I would change the oil and filter first thing. They take about 8.5 Qts of oil with a new filter! Change the fuel filter, located in the back underside on the passenger side. Make sure the gas tank is clean of corrosion or you will suck little bits of rust and junk into your fuel di$triburor $$$$$!
If car steers and handles oddly, check to see if it needs new tires, then check out sub frame bushings. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if you don't think you can do any of this, have the car checked out by a knowlegable MB mechanic. It will be $$ well spent.
Last edited by PANZER-DIVA; 07-17-2010 at 08:44 PM.