MERCEDES 230, 250 AND 280SL PAGODA (W113) ENGINE HEALTH CHECK
Whether you own a 230, 250 or 280SL, your classic Mercedes ‘Pagoda’ is a superbly engineered and capable grand tourer; you might just not know it yet. The ‘Perfect Pagoda’ truly does exist, and we can assure that after restoring hundreds, that the starting point is an engine that performs without fault at your command. Our Engine Health Check has been designed and tailored to each Pagoda engine, focusing on rectifying lack of performance, poor fuel economy, cold and warm starting issues and much more.
WHAT DOES THE ENGINE HEALTH CHECK INVOLVE?
Our Heritage Craftsmen have designed this program to ensure no engine element is overlooked, considering the whole engine to establish interlinked problems. This level of interrogation is to ensure the same problems don’t occur again, allowing you to simply gain enjoyment out of your Pagoda.
Our Engine Health Check starts with a Compression test to establish the compression levels of each cylinder, and should they not meet the minimum guidelines, we will then carry out a Leak Back test to determine the amount of pressure lost and from which specific cylinders. This process will give a good indication of the condition of the cylinders and valves, revealing what level of restoration your engine may need.
Based on the outcome of the compression and leak back test, our craftsmen will then move on to other elements of the engine, checking the operation of the distributor, the cold start system, warm running system, checking for air leaks, assessing fuel pressures and the emissions. All of these elements need to be considered to achieve optimum engine performance.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE CAR?
An engine health check gives a comprehensive picture of engine health. Our report will detail everything that needs to be resolved to give you a usable, enjoyable and dependable Mercedes W113 Pagoda.
WHAT DOES IT DO FOR ME?
Locating the root cause of a misfire, knocking engine or poor fuel economy can be costly and time consuming if those looking aren’t familiar with the Pagoda’s differing engine characteristics. Our craftsmen will take the time to detail the results of their inspection, so you know exactly what our findings are. This report will enable you to make a decisive decision on how to improve the health of your Pagoda, and thus increase the spiritual enjoyment and financial return of your Mercedes W113 Pagoda.
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Pagoda & 60’s Shop Tour
In the beginning, R107 customers started bringing their 1960s cars to SLSHOP. Following this, we’ve grown into a dedicated workshop specifically for cars of this era. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of Pagodas. Of those, some are here for final touches, some for initial assessment, and everything in between. After all, every Pagoda’s needs are different. And it’s not just SLs in this workshop, either… In addition, we regularly see earlier SLs and all manner of saloons, coupes, and convertibles from this glorious era of style and statement.
So step back in time and browse our 1960s workshop here. Because who doesn’t love eyeing beautiful old cars!
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