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Old 12-07-2006, 09:41 PM
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300TE 124 Head Gasket

The head gasket on my 1992 124 300TE is acting more and more like the British rust proofing system and is time for the change. I have found some good info on the site but have a few questions. 1) What would be the best manual aside from the official Mercedes Books IE Bentley, Hayes, Chilton etc. or a CD ROM?
2) Do I: clean both surfaces well and put it back together, machine the face or the full enchilada of a rebuild. I opt for the first for now. The weathers getting cold in New England and my work shop is colder. The spring my bring the rebuild, but for now...
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:34 PM
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I have a 94 E320 wagon (104.992 engine) with about 190,000 miles. I recently did the cylinder head project--the whole enchilada drill as you described. The machine shop that rebuilt the head commented that nothing was out of spec. Guides, lifters, cams--everything was good. They said it had a very slight warp which was corrected by resurfacing. They also cleaned it, (lots of carbon build up) reseated the valves and put new seals in. I bolted it all back together and it runs great. The machine shop bill was $340.00.

If I had it to do over, I would probably do the "whole enchilada drill" again although I'm not sure it is really necessary. I plan to keep driving this car for many years so that probably influenced my decision. I'm sure if I hadn't done the rebuild I would constantly wonder if I should have.....
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:42 AM
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It depends on the mileage. JMS did it at 190K, and was mildly surprised how good a shape it was in, and how inexpensive the reconditioning was. If you have low miles you can probably forego the reconditioning. At the very least, get a straight edge and check the faces for flatness once the head is off.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:55 AM
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if you pull the head and don't send it to a machine shop to have it reworked it's like going to the doc for a check up and doing an about face at the door as you tell yourself "i must be okay because i made it here" if you go to that much trouble fix it right.
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You asked about manuals...

FYI...

click here for 104 Headgasket Replacement info
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:11 PM
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Old thread, but I too have a 92 300te in new England and am prepping to do this fix.. Did you go through with it?
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Here is all the information you should need

http://w124-zone.com/?p=42
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