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Old 02-20-2007, 02:00 PM
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Timing info for 280slc euro

Brought a 1978 280slc back from Germany. Needs a tuneup bad. Can you tell me where to get the specs on this thing? What models have crossover parts, engine/body. Numbers off the badge:
Fahrgestell-Nr - 107022 17 004799
inline 6 cyl. Also, son hit a dog (big dog) the other day. Broke the left headlight lens. I pulled the headlight assembly out but can't figure out how to get the bulb out.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:43 PM
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You basically have a US 280E/CE engine. Most of the body pieces are the same as the 450/380 SL, except for the heater and vent controls.

Ron at germanstar.net can help you with tune-up parts.

I don't have my CD with me to give you the timing specs, but I think it's something like 8 BTDC with vacuum at idle. If you try a Search, you will probably find a couple of posts.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:17 AM
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i just gave an answer to someone regarding an 83 280se. the specs i gave were actually for an older 280 both euro and us spec. if you dont find what you need pm me and i will look you up.

i have the haynes manual for the 280e from 77 to 81. both euro and us specs are listed.

interesting car. is it a stick?

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:47 AM
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Its an automatic. Except for the usual rocker rust its in great shape, only120,000 Kilometers. The interior is in A-1 shape. I haven't done any work to it.
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