I came across a 'low mileage' M104.990 (from the W140 300SE). I plan to use it in a future project.
This .990 came from a 1992 300SE that was sold in japan and then imported to Canada where it was rear ended. The engine has done 54,858 KM and that's the main reason I went to get it (all the way from NJ) . It's been a month since I got it and due to other projects I only got to it now. I removed the intake and exhaust manifolds and could not hold myself from removing the valve cover and taking a careful look at the top end while expecting it to look like new, this is not how I anticipated the cam lobes will look after 54 K km (assuming it was regularly maintained) The engine sat for a long time (indoors) at the yard I purchased it from.
Here is a link for my google drive folder that contains pictures
I will appreciate any comments and opinions.