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Old 02-10-2003, 07:37 PM
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Question 380SE knock sensor?

Would an M116-engined US-spec '85 380SE be equipped with any kind of knock sensor or device to detect detonation and adjust timing accordingly?

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-Sam
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Old 02-10-2003, 08:51 PM
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Saw your post hanging out with no answer.

I have the manuals for the 380SL. The 1985 has the drop-it-in-set-the-timing distributor, so I would say, NO.
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:25 AM
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MB didn't start using KNOCK sensors until 1989 on the 4 valve@cylinder engines. USA in1990.
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