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Old 11-21-2001, 12:40 AM
bg99ers
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As far as I know, The valve cover on my 190E is made of Magnesium, and most other mb's as well (correct me if I am not). Why Mg? Because of its excellent heat transfer properties. Now this means that the paint used on the cover is toast over a period of time since Mg passes heat onto the pain!!. I tried painting my flaky vavle cover with some high temp paint....result: It was good for the firt two weeks, and after that the color faded. and now its just pure ugly! I will have a professional powder coat it for me and hopefully it will stay that way!
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