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M127 valve cover
« on: January 13, 2022, 16:29:13 »
Guys and girls,
More I read about it, more confusing it becomes.
For the 1966 230SL, which is the correct valve cover?
The big or the small oil cup?

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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 16:54:05 »
The one that threads on.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 00:14:28 »
FYI, the thread on valve cover cap is the same as the gas cap on early ponton Model MB cars, just the gasket is different.
Joe Alexander
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 04:48:50 »
Joe,

Just out of curiosity, what gasket material is used for the V. cover cap and then the gas cap?
Wallace
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 05:39:17 »
Fuel cap is some sort of fiber similar to cork while the valve cover is some sort of rubber material on cars of this vintage or earlier.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 16:57:09 »
Thanks. That is what I have on my W128 and hoping it is correct. Got to get it right some of the time!
Wallace
Texas
'68 280SE W111 coupe
'60 220SE W128 coupe
'70 Plymouth Roadrunner 440+6

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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 01:33:46 »
Small cap is mid 69 and up M130 engine. I assume it came in with the new head design.

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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 17:44:05 »
So, this woman walks into the parts counter at the car dealership and says:

"I need to buy a 710 cover"

The parts guy is stumped, doesn't know what she wants.
After some fruitless discussion, he asks her if she can draw a picture of what the thing looks like.
And so she does...





















....
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 19:15:37 »
Rainman Ray's heart is bleeding...
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 23:22:42 »
Lol
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2022, 04:55:21 »
Rainman Ray's heart is bleeding...

I watched a number of his videos lately. Aside from his annoying habit of saying click all of the time he certainly is an efficient mechanic. 
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 01:18:33 »
Quote
"I need to buy a 710 cover"

The parts guy is stumped, doesn't know what she wants.
After some fruitless discussion, he asks her if she can draw a picture of what the thing looks like.
And so she does...

Gentlemen...,
Don't get tempted here.
Make sure you get the right one.
For our (later) cars only the 730 cap is the correct one ...  :D
Achim
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Re: M127 valve cover
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2022, 13:05:46 »
Touch√©, Achim!  ;D 8)
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner