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Old 02-17-2002, 11:43 AM
JRBrown JRBrown is offline
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Maryland. USA
Posts: 180

My MB V8 is the M117. I presume you're a shadetree mech like the majority of us.

Recommend that you take a hard look at the MB Manual regarding R&I of the cylinder head. I'll send you the tools list from the manual.
- The tools can be had at:
- (least expensive that I've found)
- for the 2 "common" allen head tools I would buy nothing less than Snap-On's. Not the complete sets, just the ones you need. Did a head job on my Volvo a while back and needed the long reach. Best money I ever spent.

I recommend that you (consider):
- purchase the MB manual either in paper from MB direct or better yet, on CD-ROM from PartsShop (this website). Nothing against Chiltons, but beyond fundamentals there is nothing like the factory manual.
- Change out the chain, chain tensioner and upper phenolic rails while your at it.
- Intake manifold and head bolts can be a real bear. It's easy to round out the allen head on the intake manifold bolt. Make sure you're using a high quality tool and get it fully seated. Don't "ease" into the load. Use a sharp firm movement.

Best of luck.
S, J.R. Brown
2000 G500 LWB Obsedian Black
2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Off Road Sport
1993 Volvo 240 Sedan Anthracite
1980 450SEL Champange (owned it for 15 years. Great car)
1986 280GE LWB Anthracite (Sold it and kinda wish I hadn't)
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