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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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4.5 Points Settings?

I need to replace the points in my '72 280 SEL, but I can't find any information on the proper adjustments for the points. Can anyone help me out?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2005, 10:53 AM
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RE: 4.5 Points Settings?

I recently had to set the points on a 1975 450SL, which had electronic ignition. I could only find a setting for dwell, and that is how Mercedes said to set them. I just set them to 0.020", which probably isn't kosher, but it ran fine afterwards.
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RE: 4.5 Points Settings?

I installed a Pertronix Ignitor pointless ignition system on my M116 3.5. Took less time than replacing points and performs flawlessly-plus you will never need to mess with points again.
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