We’re getting ready for a suspension instillation party here at MAT. We start at 10:00 pizza and Bevrige at noon. My new friend Rajh is bringing his twin turbo M3, 600 HP at the wheels. Should I go for a ride with him or not
Suspension Instillation Party has been moved to Saturday March 30 at 10 AM. Meet at Master Auto Tech for some pizza and Man time. Cigar friendly environment
After Two years and a complete engine rebuild the 2.3-16 is started for the first time. Rebuilding the The Mercedes Cosworth 2.3-16 engine is not complicated but interesting. We found the timing chain rail almost worn through spreading metal through the engine. We removed the engine from the car replaced the rings and bearings, ground the valves replacing two valves along with the guides and seals. Replaced the timing chain and tensioner. Of course we replaced the oil pump and water pump with thermostat. Replaced the injectors and many of the damaged intake idle air hoses. A new clutch, pressure plate pilot and release bearings. The rebuilt Mercedes engine started up first try. Dubbed The Daily Driver we recorded the first start and I must say it was rewarding to hear the engine running smooth and strong. Next step is replace the suspension and get the car to Pacific Raceway to record some lap times. We specialize in Mercedes Benz service and repair but this is the ... read more
Engine going back together The left bank cylinder head on torqued down and the right bank gasket is in place. The double roller chain in looped through all the rails and sprockets under the timing cover. The slack is all on the left side but was easily fed through when the right head and cam were installed
We’ll be up grading to the double roller chain
A 116 motor which never got converted to double roller chain The best way to avoid expensive repairs is to always use a Mercedes Benz trained certified Master Technician. Learn more about our Mercedes Benz auto repair service.