BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2011
Vehicle: 1993 190e 2.6
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I know enough to get myself in to trouble :0)
I went out and retested just cylinder number 5 at WOT and got the same result. I pulled the valve cover off to recheck my valve adjustment (It was my first on a benz) I noticed some bad wear that i didn't notice the last time. (it is bad enough that it was there the last time, but went unnoticed. What I'm saying is that it couldn't have occurred because I adjusted the valves. I didn't change them that much!!!) I will upload a picture of the #5 exhaust valve. all the others look fine (nothing out of the ordinary like #5).
I have it in the back of my head that I should just pull the cam out and lay some beads of weld and grind it on the bench grinder!! After all it is a $1000.00 car with low compression.
A local guy has a 71 250 with a m130 (same as mine) for cheap enough to pick it up for parts. I would have to weight my options if I do buy it, as far as do i do a full motor/tranny swap or just a head swap or ,,,,,
old man Gottlieb lead me!! :0)