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Old 11-27-2000, 04:23 PM
jbrasile jbrasile is offline
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Patsy, the 380 engine up to 1984 had a single row timing chain which could break or jump and cause the valves to hit the pistons. Most likely it is what happened to the car you are talking about. Repairs involve basilcally doing a valve job. Avg cost is around $4000-$5000 if properly done by a dealer or good MBZ mechanic. I would pass on the car unless it was an euro which has a lot more power and in immaculate condition. You can find a lot of these in excellent condition with the updated timimg chain for around $6000.00
Joe Brasileiro
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