Old W107 engine questions

m1bnk

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I've heard the 380 V8 engine much maligned in the past. What's wrong with it?

Anything I can do to make it better before it goes back in?

How much work is involved in changing to a double-row timing chain, and is it really necessary?

Thanks all
 

Michael

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Most of maligning is a result of the hugely detuned version that was available stateside during the fuel crisis.

The UK spec produced 218bhp but the US version, only 155bhp (pah!). A deserved maligning. There was a universal issue with the chains but these have now largely been sorted.

There is a little more information here :

http://www.sl-mercedes.co.uk/4682.html

Hope that helps ( though I am biased - I have one ;) ).

Best,
Michael.
 

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