BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: 72 280SE 4.5
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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1972 280SE 4.5 engine rebuild wisdom requested
I have a very nice 1972 280SE with the 4.5L V8 engine. The car is nearly perfect, however the engine is tired (low compression,oil leaks, smokes etc). It's time for a rebuild.
I have done engine rebuilds myself before, however I have previously bought engine 'rebuild kits' with all the gaskets, bearings, piston rings etc in one package.
Does anyone know of a rebuild kit?. Has anyone out there done a rebuild of a 4.5 V8?. Any pearls of wisdom before I start to haul out the engine would be much appreciated.
Peter, Vancouver Canada