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W113: New Life Old Soul 65 230SL

Hey all, not sure I've posted this on this forum yet, but I've been posting on the SL113 forum and MBCA as well.

For those interested, a while back a friend brought me his newly acquired 65 230SL for a bit of renovation. The car was advertised as "running and driving", but wasn't running when it was being picked up. The car was last registered about 10 years ago, but the damage done from sitting was rearing it's head as I was going through it to get her running.

Overall, it went from a couple hoses to a full blown engine / engine bay restoration. Which hey, I'm not complaining. In addition to bringing back the engine bay to factory spec, the brake system is going to be gone through and 100% restored, as well anything else needing attention on the car.

I've been posting everything on my blog because it's easier to post tons of pictures and have a running commentary on everything. I'll be posting updates and any questions/comments here on the forum though!

With that, for those who are still interested here's the link to every post with the "Pagoda" label so far. About 9 "chapters" and some other posts. I try to make them as picture heavy as I can, and have a running commentary throughout the post. It's a bit annoying to do something similar on forums, so I'll keep the big stuff to the blog. The latest updated (chapter 9) is the first post that should come up: Artisan : 230SL

You can also click on any of the labels I have on the blog for other posts.

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Nice blog, your doing a great job!
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Nice blog, your doing a great job!
Cheers! I figure it's a great way to document the process and make it available to those in the future who want to undergo a similar process. At the very least, there's a bunch of pictures to document the process for the owner.

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Also,

Would anyone know off hand if there's a procedure for the upper oil pan sealing? The EPC for 113.042 does not show any sort of gasket for the pan, only the lower pan (which is oddly an 617 part number).

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Man, they really should ban the use of red RTV. Those silicone slugs have destroyed countless engines.

I suspect the upper pan is mated to the block similar to how MB does the timing covers on M103/104 and OM60X engines, or VW TDI engines. I use Reinzol or Permatex the Right Stuff, which is rumored to be the same as OE Mercedes timing/diff cover sealant.
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Man, they really should ban the use of red RTV. Those silicone slugs have destroyed countless engines.

I suspect the upper pan is mated to the block similar to how MB does the timing covers on M103/104 and OM60X engines, or VW TDI engines. I use Reinzol or Permatex the Right Stuff, which is rumored to be the same as OE Mercedes timing/diff cover sealant.
what kind of permatex?
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Actually MB has had it's own black silicone based sealer for years. the Ultra black was all we used for the longest until MB issued a change of heart about the sealant. As for the damage caused by the incorrect application of sealant they did issue technical updates describing exactly where and how much that should be used. That all happened over 10 years ago or maybe 15. I have never seen the red used on a MB engine personally.
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I figure I can get away with using the same sealant that I use to reseal the M103/M104 upper timing covers. It's all MB stuff and smells very citrus-y. Outside of that, everything seems to be pretty well sorted. All the parts are out getting plated, coated, blasted and I'm polishing a few different parts to spruce things up.



Also, probably a HUGE long shot here, does anyone have a parts car W113 hanging around? I need a DENT/BEND free air cleaner metal panel a bit of rust doesn't bother me. This is the panel on the passenger front engine bay that the air cleaner sits in. I need the spot welds drilled out on it or the panel cut as close to the frame rail as possible (hell cut the rail lol). The one on the car is destroyed.

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