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Old 02-07-2006, 10:54 PM
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it is

most definately the only way i would go.

i think you prob could get sleeves from someplace other than benz but the problem is still, in my mind, that the block is weak and especially if it didnt have them to begin with overboring for a sleeve would make it even weaker.

i wish they offered a stronger block. the 350 is a pleasure to drive with a lot of torque and pretty non existant turbo lag.

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:07 PM
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Well I got the intake cleaned out and wow was it dirty. I could have taken all the crap crud grit grim slip slime sneeze snot pi$$ and $h1t and balled it all up in my hands the size of a base ball. Its soking in biodiesel tonight and will finish tomorrow. I plan on taking the shop vac and making a small tube and try and suck the gunk out of the intake ports. I would hate to have a chunck of that drop off into a cylinder. With all that crap inside the intake I could understand how you could bend a rod if some of it got loose and swallowed up. Anyways I hope to have it all back together tomorrow. Then I will think about the oil pan drop next week when I change the oil. Oh and I will take an oil sample and send it to a lab.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:15 AM
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yeah

mine was so restricted that my machinist said one intake port you could barely pass a pencil through the opening left after all the tar.

like trying to breath thru a straw. the engine felt fine from takeoff but wouldnt wind out like it did after a good cleaning.

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Old 02-08-2006, 02:28 PM
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I know most on-line stores do not stock nor sell OM603.970/.971 cylinder sleeves yet they do for the OM603.960/961.

Why is that? Haven't opened the head of mine, but I've used the search feature for this site, and have tried to locate familiar Benz-specific parts suppliers that claim to stock these.

Well that doesn't surprise me the on-line sites are pretty weak when you want some serious parts. Call up the dealer, or Phil.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:06 PM
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mine was so restricted that my machinist said one intake port you could barely pass a pencil through the opening left after all the tar.

like trying to breath thru a straw. the engine felt fine from takeoff but wouldnt wind out like it did after a good cleaning.

tom w

Ironic thats what happens to people who smoke their whole lives. Smokers need to get rid of their "EGR's" aka...cigarettes...

I don't know the condition of my intake, my EGR has been disabled a loong time, so its probably ok. And my engine will easily wind up past 5000rpm so I am pretty sure its ok.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:46 PM
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you

are braver than i am! 5000 rpm! eeek!

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