SLSHOPS: Bulk Head Check
The bulkhead is the well-documented Achilles heel of the R107 SL and SLC. Blocked drainage holes and failing seals combine to produce internal corrosion that can run deep inside the structure of your SL, hidden behind dashboards and underneath carpets with problems remaining undiagnosed for years. Our Bulkhead Health Check aims to reveal the true extent of any bulkhead corrosion hidden within your SL.
Why do I need it?
The telltale signs of a compromised bulkhead are water in the cabin, damp foot wells, musty smelling carpets, erratic electrics and noisy fans – however some cars present no symptoms at all. If your car is suffering any of the ailments listed, the first step is to find out just how deep the problem goes.
What does it do for the car?
Both early and later galvanised cars fall victim to rust within the plenum chamber. The potential for extensive repairs cannot be understated – the bulkhead area really is a car killer. Understanding the condition of your bulkhead is vital to the overall health and value of your car.
What does it do for me?
The bulkhead is arguably the one area on your car that has the potential to produce the largest bills. Establishing the health of this area or going on to resolve the problem completely creates a good foundation for the future of your car to be built on. A car that presents beautifully can hide a gigantic internal rot problem, and on more than one occasion we have found evidence of poor repair work or blatant attempts to hide an issue. Excessive underseal and black paint cannot stop the water from getting into the car – the only way to approach a bulkhead is methodically and comprehensively.
SLSHOP’s Sam Bailey explains what an SLSHOP Health Check is all about, what it achieves and what areas it covers. Does your SL need a health check?
Why Choose SLSHOP?
As Europe’s leading SL specialist more than 10,000 SLs have passed through our workshops and showroom. The level of knowledge possessed by our technical department is unsurpassed, and with our service team living and breathing on the sharp edge of the market, there can be no better place to go for advice and guidance for you and your SL.
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