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Old 10-30-2009, 07:46 PM
BoiseBenz BoiseBenz is offline
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bolts get superceded

When I did my 603 (14 head), I checked around and discovered that MB had gone through three revisions of bolts. The aftermarket ones (local shop I use frequently) were not the new super-dupers. I used the MB supers. Check EPC to see what's "new" for your engine, then check to see who's selling what.

To my mind I can't imagine spending a day of labor and $100 on gaskets and save $70 on bolts (for my six; YMMV on labor, bolt qty and $).
James Marriott
2003 Buick Regal
1983 300D (228k, frau Auto)
1996 Suburban K2500 (192k, 6.5 turbo diesel/4WD towmaster 10,000)
1987 300SDL junker 170k
1982 300SD junker, 265k
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