CAMSHAFT REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  • Tiny
  • drproud
  • 1989 Mercedes Benz 300se
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 200,000 miles

How do I remove the camshaft and install a new one? May I please have clear instructions as I do not want mess the timimng.

This is for a 1989 mercedes 300SE

Does the camshaft of 1993 300E 4matic fit or can it be used in the 1989 300SE.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 6:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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No the 93 cam wont' work because there are two different engine sizes and it has twin cams. Yours only has one. Here are instructions for cam removal

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 7:13 PM
  • Tiny
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I cannot read your instructions, even if I enlarge the picture I cannot read anything.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 7:59 PM
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I cant read your instructions, my email is: drproud@gmail. Com
Please send instructions in text format or as a web files and as an attachment.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:06 PM
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Send your email i'll send both to you

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:08 PM
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My email is: drproud@gmail. Com

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:10 PM
  • Tiny
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Thanks. Just to be sure what does "Set no 1 Piston at TDC" mean?
What does TDC mean?

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:18 PM
  • Tiny
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That means that is shold be a TOP DEAD CENTER or the timing mark on the balancer should be at 0 and both intake and exasut valves closed.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:23 PM
  • Tiny
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Regarding the: the camshaft of 1993 300E 4matic fit or can it be used in the 1989 300SE

It looks like the numbers for both vehicles are the same:

The use of this camshaft in earlier engines requires (12) 103 050 10 33 rocker arms (1) 103 158 08 40 ignition rotor adapter and (1) 104 990 05 22 mounting bolt;

The use of this camshaft in earlier engines requires (12) 103 050 10 33 rocker arms (1) 103 158 08 40 ignition rotor adapter and (1) 104 990 05 22 mounting bolt;

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 8:43 PM
  • Tiny
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When the camshaft flange is opposite the cast marking on the first bearing bracket does this mean the I have piston no. 1 in tdc position or there is another way?

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
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No not neccessarily. If the harmonic balancer lines up with the timing mark, there should be a slot like on thebalancer. Those marks on the balancer on the crankshaft is what i'm talking about and the mark on on the camshaft line up then you shold be at tdc, but make sure both inlet and exaust valves are closed and not open-valvsprings pushed down.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011 AT 10:37 PM

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