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After sitting on the sidelines for a year and a half religiously reading this forum I have finally mustered the courage to start diving in with both feet on DIY projects for my car. The previous owner had told me that the car had a few AMG cosmetic and mechanical parts. The front spoiler and rear lower skirt were verified as AMG (plates and part #'s), and I have been able to verify that the side skirts are Lorinser. It has a Lorinser spoiler on the back that the previous owner molded into the trunk lid. Anyway that was the easy part. Today I took off the passenger valve cover to see if the cam was AMG..As soon as I got the valve cover off there was a big tri-star logo looking me right in the face on the cam...that is the bad news. The good news is that this little investigation gave me the courage to dive deeper into the mechanical side of my car...and that my passenger side cam shaft looked pretty good regardless.

My next project is to start replacing dried out hoses that I found when I took off the air cleaner.
 

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Congrats on the start of your Benzventure - have fun!
 

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Good luck with the car; it'll certainly be an education.

I have one bit of advice, and that would be to whenever possible replace one part, drive it, replace another part, drive it, etc.

Don't get the crazy idea that you can tear everything apart in one go and have-at-it in terms of rebuilding and parts orders.

I tried that once. Now I have no fear. I've been desensitized to the point of perpetual numbness.
 

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1982 380SE AMG euro(parted out),1983 300SD "Good Girl", 1984 500SEL AMG euro "Bad Girl"
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Good luck with the car; it'll certainly be an education.

I have one bit of advice, and that would be to whenever possible replace one part, drive it, replace another part, drive it, etc.

Don't get the crazy idea that you can tear everything apart in one go and have-at-it in terms of rebuilding and parts orders.

I tried that once. Now I have no fear. I've been desensitized to the point of perpetual numbness.
Very wise advice!!!
 

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check the rear of the cam, chances are AMG sourced their blanks from MB.

Jonathan
 
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