What a few loose screws can do to a W140 V12 engine.
A German mechanic made an interesting photo series on replacing a V12
engine that was destroyed because of an error made by a Swiss dealer
during simple maintenance. They forgot to put two screws in the
distributor. This is the result after 100 KM.
Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...
and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope....
Oh that is nitemarish! I am going out to my garage right now to check
all tightnesses on my car (95 SL600)! :(
I love the engine, but it's the little things than can wreck your day
Thnx for the link :)
The Spanish Inquisition wrote:
Which screws are missing? The center one holding the rotor to the cam?
With the dist cap on, the button pushes on the rotor and holds it in place.
There is no room for the rotor to move. The notch on the rotor support is longer
than the distance
between the rotor and the cap.
All I see in the pics are scored walls due to wear and a burned piston that is
usually always heat
related/lean mixture caused.
Sorry, but I think Bernard 6.9 is putting blame on the wrong person.
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