Thanks for the responses.
It is out of my hands now. I dropped it off at a reputable machine shop to have the seats cut, surfaced, cleaned, guides reinstalled and valves & springs put back in. Hopefully I will get it back for the weekend. Thanks again, this forum is better than all the manuals combined.
1988 190E 2.3 (178,000)
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