Thread: 1985 380sl
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Old 05-16-2002, 06:17 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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I believe 83-85 380 SL's came with the upgraded double row sprocket for the timing chain. The early 81-82's had a single sprocket, and were very problematic in skipping chain links, causing engine damage, you know valves hitting pistons.

I'd inspect just to make sure.
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