When can I reuse connecting rods for Mercedes-Benz M111 engines?
If you’re rebuilding Merecedes connecting rods for resale or reuse, pay attention to the following information from the AERA Technical Committee The 1994-’98 2.2L Mercedes Benz M111 engines. This information should be considered anytime machine work is being done for component reuse.
Examine all connecting rods for blue discoloration and if found replace the connecting rod! CAUTION: When replacing connecting rod(s), rod set must be balanced within 4 grams. Adjust if necessary by removing weight from the balancing pad.
Torque mounting bolts to 33 ft/lbs + (45 Nm) 90