1976 450 slc
copper crush washers under the valve cover bolts, plastic cam oiler tube fittings and checking your valve clearances would also be a good idea while your at it...
I've got the data card. I know I've been told where to look for the engine number, but can't remember. I guess I'll look it up before I head out to the garage again.Fonzi, Fonzi, Fonzi.
What are we going to do with you. You don't know if it is the original engine? All you have to do is email the Classic Center with proof of ownership and they will send you the data. Then you find the engine number and see if it matches.
I'm almost afraid to see what 39 years and 112,000 mikes has done to mine!The Clap - Russell Brand (Infant Sorrow) - YouTube
I was able to verify the first 13 of 14 characters. I think it's probably original. Some time when I feel like looking again, I'll verify that last digit, but I'm confident I've got the original engine now.
Good to know the person who sold me the car saying it was the original engine was correct.
So that settles it. 39 years and 70,000 miles can put 11+ degrees of stretch on a timing chain. (No surprise to you guys who know what you are doing I'm sure.)
or 40 years and 150k miles has done to mine, I'm not even going to measure the fucking thing, just replace it, deal with the associated maintenance when I can afford it, I have a chain tool I can rotate my engine with without removing anything since I have no AC, just pull the valve cover and spin a new chain on using 3 sets of vice grips and the chain toolI'm almost afraid to see what 39 years and 112,000 mikes has done to mine!
So after doubting the origines of the engine....you still think you have the accurate declared mileage on your SL. A cluster is much easier to fiddle with than an engine change.So that settles it. 39 years and 70,000 miles can put 11+ degrees of stretch on a timing chain. (No surprise to you guys who know what you are doing I'm sure.)
You should be able to read it with out the mirror.Ahh... this is why I didn't bother looking at it... http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1437239-where-engine-number-starter-76-450sl.html#post3415780 I've got one of those mirrors on an antenna stick. Hopefully that will help.
You should be able to read it with out the mirror.
A good investment is a gun cleaning. Different size brushes can be used to clean hard to reach places and also parts. A small brush can be used to clean the inside of the cam oiler tubes.