BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2015
Vehicle: 1977 450 sl
Location: Monterey, CA ABQ, NM
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Where is the starter shim proceedure in the manual???
Probably missed it more than a dozen times, but where in the manual is the procedure to get the correct shims for the starter?
I tried the online one and also looked in my MB engine and Chassis manuals and have not seen it yet. I also tried searching on here and did not find what I was looking for.
Reasoning is that I pulled a replacement Bosch starter off the car just now and no shims. I read on here that it is somewhat common for someone replacing the starter to just leave off/forget to install the shim back on the car.
Looking at the EPC it shows 1161510252 as the part number for the shim (1mm thickness). From what little I have read most seem to have 1 shim, but then there is some intimation that you may need more than that for correct placement.