Thanks for the reply to this post. It is a strange thing that brought my question about. My SL started smoking some on take off but not everytime. It did it for a couple of weeks and then has stopped. I have been monitoring the oil use and it is about 1/2 qt every 750 miles. Have not had any compression test or anything else done only talked with the mechanic I usually use and he does not want to just put in valve guide seals if that is all the problem. But anyway it will be a while unless things get worse soon. Will save post for the mechanic, Thanks.
Had a great day yesterday, enjoyed meeting all and your wife is a super person and your car is not bad ether. Greet both for me and PeeWee as well.