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    Disappearing coolant

    I vote for the headgasket (but then again I would :rolleyes:). Do you notice the car running slightly rough at first start up after it has sat for a few hours as the water burns off? Feel the radiator top hose as Vlad suggests, mine is always under pressure (hot or cold) once the hg goes. My...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    A verdict of sorts I thought I was onto something yesterday as I was dissembling the head. The intake valve guides were all tight but the exhaust guides had some play in them. However my engineer inspected them and told me that they're all perfect and the extra play allows for the expansion of...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    I have attached pictures of Piston #5 Combustion chamber #5 & Inlet port #5 It looks like number 5 the dirt of combustion chamber 5 is oil, looking at the state of its inlet port. Given the good compression of cylinder 5 while taking account of the oil in it I'm pretty sure it's a shot...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    A picture speaks a thousand words, so here are a few of the internals. Headgasket break Similar breaks are repeated in a couple of other places, I'm guessing this is where my coolant is disappearing into the combustion chamber. Underside of the head I've already noticed some dirt on the...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    Sorry for the double post
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    They didn't have that on file when I inquired! I have an MLS gasket for the car so that base is covered. Do I not need any special machinery to cut the valve seats and valves then? Dieselman - since my headgasket is gone wouldn't a leakdown test be useless, I would have thought the path of the...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    Do you mean the valve seat ring, number 11 in the pic here. I'm wondering whether the people who installed my valve guides got them mixed up (intake and exhaust). Is there a visible difference (as with the seals)? Loss of compression would then simply be down to my headgasket which...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    Thank you for your replies. grober - I can't deny that I've read that but I honestly don't buy it. My engine didn't start consuming oil until around 110,000 mi and KLP's also didn't seem to have any such problems. The bore can take it, the trick is in getting the headgasket to seal on the now...
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    m103 compression interpretations + valve guide questions

    Well my Brabus 3.6 has eaten its way through yet another headgasket :(, thankfully I have an MLS gasket that PUMPISH (guy the mercedesshop forum who's putting out 600bhp from m103s!) made for me. I've been losing oil in this car at the same rate (~1L/300mi) I had done before the rebuild last...
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    Penta Alloys

    I didn't know you could still get those caps from Mercedes! Any chance of the part number Nav? Or will you put them up if the buyer of the wheels doesn't want them? Cheers
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    Great site for ignition components (+more)

    I paid customs charges, although it was still significantly cheaper than it would have been had I bought the items here. I think if you ask them they'll mark it as a gift though.
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    Hesitation solved m103 Brabus

    Some of you may remember the hesitation problem I was having at around 2000RPM with my m103 engined Brabus 3.6. While trying to eliminate it I: Had the ignition system checked on a scope, it was fine - no change Changed and recalibrated the bosch air flow potentiometer - no change Had the...
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    Great site for ignition components (+more)

    It's been a couple of years since I've changed my distributor cap and rotor, and never liked the Beru OEM leads that Euro supply so I very pleased to find this site. I also ordered an oil level sensor and pressure switch, common on the older cars. All prices up with UPS expedited delivery...
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    ABS ECU, w124 radiator, bare Brabus block if wanted too

    I've got a couple of 300e bits on ebay at the moment. If anyone needs a ABS ECU for 80s-90s Mercs or an automatic with a/c radiator from a 300e 12V. I also have a total closure relay for early Mercedes cars. This takes an alarm trigger and uses it to close all windows and the sunroof using...
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    W210 E320 rough running >>>

    It doesn't feel like it's lost too many horses. Doesn't the ECU work out all the maps dynamically via anti-knock sensors and such? The Prins system runs piggy back on the back of the Mercedes ECU, so when a petrol injector should open the corresponding lpg injector does so. Any recommendations...
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    W210 E320 rough running >>>

    I'm sure you can. My uncle has a 140 series 500se which has no petrol tank, it starts and runs on lpg. He has a Prins system installed and you have to select the gas tanks by pressing a button in the cabin. I assume you have a similiar button which switches between . petrol and gas? It's worth a...
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    Need m103 rocker arms

    Found an alternative My camshaft re-profiler will re-face them all for £196+VAT.
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    Need m103 rocker arms

    I need the old style m103 rocker arms as shown here. The surface which contacts the cam is slightly longer than the newer version and this surface is not welded on as the newer surface is. I need 12 of them with unmarked cam contact surfaces for my reprofiled cam. Mercedes do not sell this part...
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    Brabus D3 Kit for 2005 C220CDI

    Try Medway Autos, they are designated Brabus dealers for the UK.
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    Help identifying m103 rocker arm types

    My camshaft has some wear, I have established that Brabus reprofiled the original M103 camshaft for more lift. My camshaft has the mercedes stamp followed by "103" and "22" below that, on the other side "AE2". My chassis number tells me that my camshaft is of the later, chilled cast iron type...
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