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Old 02-12-2003, 02:19 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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The folklore has it that the lower rails are bathed in oil and are good for more miles than the upper.

I have never pulled the cover off, but I would like understand why the oil pump needs to come out to get it off. In the parts book it shows a what appears to be a slide or tension rail for the oil pump chain, and the pump might need come off to replace that piece.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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