Date registered: Sep 2008
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1976 450 sl 107 body 117 engine camshaft problems need advice fast
i am in the middle of buying a 1976 450 sl with 117 v8 engine . 180000 miles it has good oil pressure
the guy said it ran and drove good and just needed the battery charged and that it had been sitting for a while.
after paying for most of it we took last weekend to get it fired up charged the battery drained the gas tank cleaned all the filters fuel pump and a new battery.
we got it fired up and the engine knocks it is coming from the passenger side valve cover. then the guys buddy stops buy that the guy i am buying it from who used to be a mechanic, and said the cam needed to be replaced and that one cam lobe was wore. he then then told me how this came to be. he told me the lifter failed and would not allow the follower to travel hence wearing the lobe off.
my question is, is this right? or is it more likely that the valve stuck or bent and the head needs work.
if it is just a cam, lifter and follower does any one know where i can get used part resonable?
Last edited by oneoldhounddog; 09-25-2008 at 03:52 AM.
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