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Rocker arm retaining springs missing ?

I just opened the valve covers of my 450SEL year -80 (motor 117.986) and was suprised to find no retaining springs on any of the rocker arms. That is, those metal 'clips' that engage the other end of the rocker arm to the hydraulic valve clearance adjusting support.
I have been driving the car, with no particular symptoms.
Should the retaining springs be there ? At least the haynes manual shows them.
I'm confused

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