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Old 03-27-2001, 03:05 AM
emilo emilo is offline
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Taking MBenz's advice and trying this forum instead, ,
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emilo
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Does anyone out there have any suggestions or easy tips of how to equip my 300SL -91 with a few more hp's?? What have you done to increase the effect??
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Emil Ísterman, Stockholm - Sweden

MB 300SL -91

MBenz
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Do you have a 12 or 24 valve engine?
I own a 300CE and 300SL, both with 24 valve engines and am quiet pleased with the power of the engine (I am used to drive a diesel). The 300 is not the fastest car on the road, but has sufficient power for topless cruising. My 300SL-24 reaches 250km/h, which is definitely fast enough...

greetingz,
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emilo
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It's the 12 valve engine. You are right about the power and that the 300 isn't the fastest car. The SL weigh a lot and I was just thinking of if there was an easy way to add a few hp, , Without rebuilding the whole car. I guess some of you have learned a trick or two in this matter. Am I not right??
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Emil Ísterman, Stockholm - Sweden

MB 300SL -91

MBenz
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We (my mother) pre-owned a 1986 300SL, which had the same 12-valve engine as you have. This car wasn't that fast and it's top wasn't as high compared to the 24-valve 300.

If you want to get some suggestions about the power possibilities on a 12-valve 300 engine, you better post a thread in the tech help forum. There is more traffic and more knowledge concerning the power possibilities.

ram-air intake, H&R filters, etc.

greetingz,
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1990 300SL-24 soon to be updated into a "97 model
1993 300CE-24 convertible currently under modifying-construction
1993 C250D sport-//AMG check my web site for the mods...

http://www.MBenz.nl (the Netherlands)
///benzsport.com discussions.forums.community
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