All right guys, situation is almost resolved. One last question. The MB manual states 20Nm for the tightening torque on the rocker arm bolts. 15 ft-lbs??? This seems like waaaay too little torque to put on those, and frankly, they had closer to 45ft-lbs (60Nm) on them when I took them off. Advice?
Thanks for everything...now, I have to get the car up and running in a hurry. My 1st cousin dropped dead of a heart attack yesterday in Norfolk, VA...36 yrs old. Wife and 2 kids. Isn't life strange? Hope to drive the car up for the funeral on Saturday.
John J. Meadows
'83 300D 3.0L 260k mi.
'85 190E 2.3L 99k mi.