How about a Harbor Freight Icon one? Price is very reasonable with a 20% off coupon.Still needing a good torque wrench , I want the longer handle one that clicks, good ones are to expensive for me at this time, I think Autozone has a tool loan service ,will see if they have one or neighbor Rick, he's a mechanic for the Edison Company.
MB headbolts are designed to be reused so long as they are within spec. Replacing them as long as they are still within spec won't make your HG any more reliable.OK thanks, just checking.
$110 for head bolts! OMG last time it was $37 for 14, price now is almost $8 each.
Getting it to the nm spec shouldn't be hard. The 90 degree torque angle is where you start sweating bullets that something is going to snap. Use a breaker bar for that, not a torque wrench.I'll check it out, the one I have and used last time is 1/2 18" long and man I had a hard time getting it to spec, if I remember right 55nm, I felt like something was going to snap lol, I need something longer for leverage.
I've been reading about dial indicators, would be nice but not really necessary.
With this nasty virus were going thru I have to watch my pennies, our renters can't pay us and that what we live on!
I bought the 3/3" drive, inch/lb ICON torque wrench from HF....they mostly don't discount ICON stuff......sometimes. I paid $100 for it, so no 'deal'. Good quality though and they spec out against a Snap On......usually a little more accurate.How about a Harbor Freight Icon one? Price is very reasonable with a 20% off coupon.
Reviews/tests has been good on them.
I like mine, but haven't used it yet on anything where correct torque is critical.
20% off Icon coupons has been available for the last several months. They are easier to find online. You can print it or have it on your phone.I bought the 3/8" drive, inch/lb ICON torque wrench from HF....they mostly don't discount ICON stuff......sometimes. I paid $100 for it, so no 'deal'. Good quality though and they spec out against a Snap On......usually a little more accurate.
Well maybe they keep the good ones for themselves. My '95 leaked oil (under warranty) at 25K miles. The one replaced at the dealership in 1998 was bone dry 120K miles later in 2010 at 145K miles when I sold the W124.Hi,
I have the 1990 M104 300SL-24V engine and had to do a head gasket at 96000 miles. What i learned will blow your mind.
I initially did buy the OEM Mercedes head gasket at the dealership. At that time they did not sell the upgraded copper re- enforced gasket. I educated myself and bought an aftermarket copper re-enforced version, so my oil leak at cylinder six would finally stop. I returned the OEM head gasket for a refund and repaired the HG iaw with a pelican parts/peach parts write-up that was very helpful. 9 years and 162.000 miles and still running strong. Hopefully, it will last for a little while longer. I used new head bolts, didn't need to mill the head and used the OEM torque specs working from inside out. I had a quality torque wrench though. View attachment 2644187 View attachment 2644188
I learned that MB would't sell that knowing you will develop a leak again and probably will have to redo the head gasket job within 30000 miles. That was in 2011. I hope they changed their minds. If you are not using these re-enforced gaskets on your old engine you will have trouble again. I don't know if they are available for the M103, since they are slightly different from the M104, but let's think positive.
Greetings and good luck...i don't have the part number or maker (i believe it was either Victor Reinz or Ellring)
I used Proto professionally for decades....especially at work. They were brutal, but crude tools. Kind of like the Spartan brand that NAPA used to carry....instead of the polished New Brittan. When I had my farm, all my biggest and toughest pullers were Proto when I split tractors apart etc. If you did manage to break something, it was replaced under warranty. No Snap on tool ever out muscled a Proto.20% off Icon coupons has been available for the last several months. They are easier to find online. You can print it or have it on your phone.
I got the 3/8" 20-100 ft/lb one (only 16") for $80 + tax and it's very nice. It would be perfect if it went down to 10 ft/lb and was 18".
I also bought a couple of their ratchets............slowly upgrading my tool box . I've been using a Proto that was my Dad's. The Icon is sweet! 90 teeth vs 24 for the Proto.
The Proto is over 60 years old and a beast! My brother and I use to put a 3' breaker bar on it to break rusted bolts loose on the farm.
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