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280sl smoker

Hello. I am the proud owner of a 1985 280sl that uses lots of oil and smokes. The local mechanics and smog guys say that the amount of oil I use can only come from bad rings. I use 2 to 3 quarts a tank. It has 90k miles on it and runs great, a kick to drive. It just leaves a cloud of smoke at every light. I figure I need an engine rebuild. Any thoughts?
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Welcome to Benzworld and yes it does need a rebuild.

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do these engines last longer than 100k miles? can I get a good used engine?
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do these engines last longer than 100k miles? can I get a good used engine?
Best you ask this question on the forum for this model;

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