The R107 SL was revered for its unrivalled sturdy structure that could withstand serious amounts of pressure during accidents. This reputation was pivotal to the R107 SL’s success. However, the R107 SL’s Bulkhead was one structural area of the vehicle that can be labelled as its Achilles heel.
WHAT IS THE BULKHEAD?
The Bulkhead is an integral structural partition that separates the engine from occupants, acting as a connector of the front and rear sections of the vehicle; with an array of mechanical components bolted onto it. The bulkhead houses core components such as the Blower Motor Heater to allow heating inside the vehicle.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHECK?
Due to several factors, the bulkhead is susceptible to corrosion because of exposure to water over long periods of time. You can find out more about the specific signs that indicate a corroded Bulkhead here. An intact bulkhead is extremely important, as it can mean the difference between a vehicle that can be used for many years and one that is destined for the scrap yard.
HOW DO WE CONFIRM A BULKHEAD’S CONDITION?
Each hand-picked R107 SL that is selected for sale through SLSHOP’s Showroom undergoes a rigorous inspection process. This includes a thorough inspection for corrosion of the bulkhead and clearing of the drainage holes, before the plenum chamber and cavities can be wax oyled.
SLSHOP’S UNIQUE BULKHEAD WARRANTY:
Unlike other classic Mercedes-Benz specialists, SLSHOP offers a three-year warranty on all original bulkheads, as well as those that have been rectified in-house by our expert craftsmen. Those vehicles that have had a new bulkhead fitted by SLSHOP, will receive a certificate of authenticity with a matching unique serial code to confirm the validity of the work and condition of the bulkhead.
You can buy a R107 SL from SLSHOP with complete confidence that your vehicle is safeguarded for the first three years of ownership.