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Old 09-28-2003, 04:53 AM
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280SL oil leak and tappet noise

I’ve been to view a ‘82 280SL in gold with cloth leather. The car was originally imported in ’82, changed keepers in ’83 and then again finally again in ’86. It’s covered 39,000 miles with full service history and has all its previous MOTs. The body’s unblemished, if not concours, as is the interior and underside. It drives fine and feels very smooth.

However the engine had a slight oil leak from what I beleave is the cam-box cover. It also has faint ‘tappet’ noise from the rear of the engine but otherwise extremelly quiet. Considering the cars only covered 39,000 miles, is this normal?

And does £9500 seem a fair price?

The leak seems to come from the red highlighted area.

Last edited by heckflosse; 09-28-2003 at 05:04 AM.
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