BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1972 280SE 4.5
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Yea, I've noticed this complaint from other 280 owners (even the I6 model had stem seal issues).
Its a shame because i'm not losing any compression, engine revs smooth and power is good. To go all the way into the engine to get rid of the smoke issue would set me back more than it may be worth. It smokes on start up only sometimes, well, we'll see.
I may sell the car later this year and get a karman ghia, at least thats better with gas.
(who am i kidding, I can't give up on this ride!)