POSIBLE MB PROJECT

  • Tiny
  • benztherules4u
  • 1993 Mercedes Benz SL600
  • V12

There's a 1993 SL600 listed for sale that has thrown a rod. While the owner is only askng $1,200 for it, what type of work is involved. I'm guessing that it is an interference engine and the head will need replace.

Anything else you can think of?

It's a project that I might take on myself. What type of $$$ is involved if a shop is doing the labor. (Not a M-B dealer but a regualar shop)

Is it worth my time to bring it back to life and still make a few $$$ on it?

If I wanted to track down a used engine and have it installed, is there a cutoff for making the project still profitable?

Thanks.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 5:52 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
  • Expert
  • 29,787 posts

If it has thrown a rod, there is a fair chance that the engine is beyond repair, I would not be getting involved with it as a re build, it will be a very expensive exercise indeed.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011 AT 1:49 PM

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