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Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 1975 450SL
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Did you remove the steering box to do the rebuild? On my SL, when I removed the steering box to replace the steering coupling (you might want to check the health of yours before reassembling), there was a warning in the service manual that the bolts holding it to the frame MUST be replaced.
Evidently there are 'teeth' on the head to prevent backing off that require putting in new bolts if they are removed. A dealer only item, though, to get the proper length, grade, and head for the bolts. I seem to remember that the three of them for my project cost around $26.00.
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