Sounds like a nice morning. Much better than risking heat stroke at the pick-n-pull! Took me six hours and a few gallons of sweat to liberate a #20 head from a '95 S350. I also took the injection pump, the glow plug relay, injection lines and injectors. I also have the turbo, which I didn't really want but it came off with the head, and at that point I was so beat I didn't have the energy to remove it and leave it behind.
The #1 piston looked very oil compared to the rest, and the head gasket looked ruptured at the oil gallery near #1, so I'm guessing that it was burning a lot of oil and maybe bent the front rod and ovaled out the cylinder. There were no honing marks visible on the cylinder wall at #1, but I didn't check the others to compare. ------------- Max Charleston SC _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com