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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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450 SlC engine removal

Hello. I have broken 4 exhaust manifold bolts in the cylinder head. I want to raise the engine to drill out the broken studs. Please advise where I need to attach chains to hoist the engine up. Are there special lifting points?
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I would suggest that you go over to the 107 forum, and ask there. It's very active, and there are quite a few people that have done a lot to their vehicles. There would probably even be a thread with pictures.

There is even a sticky thread with links to the service manual.

Good luck.

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Hello again. Thank you very much for the advice. much appreciated!
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I assume it would be the same as my 450SE motor from a W116.
There are three lifting lugs on the motor that are rings - one at the front near the radiator hose and two at the back of the motor (one per side), bolted to the intake manifold.
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Thanks for your very clear advice.
I had the same problem with the TDC on right side new sprocket lining up dead on the mark. It seems that the teeth on the New sprocket replacement were half a tooth out of line with the original sprocket, and hence the difference. It sems to me that is the problem rather than the chain.

Can you please help explain how to remove the lower chain guides which are hidden deep in the engine?? It seems that the front plate between cylinder head and oil sump and camshaft flywheel need to be removed which is a big job.

Can you please suggest a link to do this work without removal of the engine ??
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