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Old 10-14-2003, 03:15 PM
pexcellence pexcellence is offline
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cams and rockers

Thanks for the reply. The mechanic is also changing the rockers and lifters on the other driver's side camshaft. There is some wear on the cam, surface roughness only. He states he can live with it!! He states that the cam towers are aluminum; that's why they wear out . I forgot what he said about the cam. My goal is to have this car running as long as possible without any major damage to the engine, ie, lots of money to fix.

The other question is OEM versus aftermarket cams? Which brand is good and reliable?


P.S. I posted the ad on my 78 450sl that had a jump timing chain causing the driver's side valve damage. That car had 234K and the cams on both side are still in excellent shape. Are earlier cars SL better made than later SEL?
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