Yes, certainly less severe service on inlet. But there is still frictional heat to dissipate. The copper-zinc alloy that MB uses likely transfers heat better than cast iron does.
By the way, are the guides made to an exact fit? Or do they need honing or other machining during installation? It's been a long time, but I seem to recall something about that. Also first freezing guides before installing. Maybe have a good MB shop rebuild the head?
This article was written by my wife Zhenya, who's owned nothing but convertibles since age 16.
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I am nearing the end of restoring my 420SL and im removing the seats and carpet to clean the floor up. The carpets aren't in great condition so ill be looking to replace them, i have found some full sets on ebay, are these are good? Another big problem i have...
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I know the Steering Coupler can cause sloppy steering - i.e. steers like an old Buick :)
A few years ago I replaced the Steering Coupler in my 380SL with a non-OEM part.
My 380SL recently seemed to have loose steering and a slight pulling to the right.
I thought "oh man, I should have used a...
My name is Guy Chammas, and this is my first discussion here.
I drive a 1972 350 SLC as my daily, but sometimes I travel and it sits for upwards a month. Lately it's been sitting around, I try to drive it as much as I can, and that has only been once each week.
Last week, I went for a drive...
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