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Offline Scott Montoney

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220 Engine Rebuild
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:16:04 PM »
Well, the time has arrived.
I've had my car for 10 years now and have put over 52,000 km on her.  But the time has come for "Gertrude" to have open heart surgery.
Her #2 cylinder fouls the spark plug with oil and there is no compression.  In addition, there are metal flakes found in the oil filter.
Time to pull the engine and see what is going on.  I've taken apart nearly every other part of this car except inside the engine block. 
The current mileage is in the area of 551,800 km.
I'm not sure of the last time the engine was rebuilt.  I know it was done by the MB factory in Stuttgart in 1963, but I will have to check my records to see if anything has been done since then.  The head was fully rebuilt around 2008.
I'm sure I will have many questions along the way for those of you that have traveled this road already, so check in from time to time as I post pictures and seek information.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 02:02:25 PM by Scott Montoney »
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
1952 - 220 Cabriolet B

Offline John Ellis

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Re: 220 Engine Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 04:33:15 AM »
Scott, sorry about the situation, but looking forward to your documentation and insight to the process.  Thanks.
John Ellis
1953 170Vb
1958 190
2007 Porsche Cayman