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Post What known problems and engine does an 1973 W116 Mercedes-Benz 350SE have?

Hi everybody,
I am just wondering what kind of engine a W116 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE would have as I am thinking about buying one and also what known problems there are with it.
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M116 3.5L V8, no special problems other than timing chain, tensioner and guides deserve inspection.

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Rust can be a problem.

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Yup, as bullet-proof as any of 'em.

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