The W116 Library - The definitive W116 resource!
Started by HPC, 23 January 2023, 04:39 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 24 January 2023, 10:25 AMThis project is stroll down memory lane. Agree with Randys01 assessment (but lesten to him, not me, he's far more knowledgeable). My question is, how far do you want to take it? Engine needs head gaskets, not doubt. And it's half taken apart. You could do a head rebuild job, new gaskets and call it a day. OTOH, you could pull the engine and do a more thorough job, such as replace all the chain guides, maybe crankshaft seals, replace the old and probably brittle wiring harness, rehone cylinders, inspect pistons etc. I discovered that my engine had been rebuilt (+1 pistons) but chain gears hadn't been replace and were quite worn so those got replaced. And do a nice repaint/restoration of the engine compartment while you're at it. That's the rabbit hole I got sucked down, but in the end I'm glad I did. Cheers,ps - be sure to replace the valve springs in the right orientation. They have an up and down that is not at all obvious!
Quote from: daantjie on 24 January 2023, 12:30 PMAs well, if you do not need to pass smog testing, then now is the time to yank all that smog garbage off the motor and block off all the ports. Once the engine is assembled it's a lot more difficult to plug all the ports. Especially the connection and piping at the throttle body, it's pretty much impossible to pull the recirc piping with the intake in place.
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