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    Watch a woman assemble a Mercedes M159 V8 for an SLS AMG - Program to allow owners to build their own AMG motors coming?

    Sport Auto recently sent a female editor to the AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany to assembly an M159 V8. We mention she is female as there are no female AMG engine builders currently on the AMG team and also to show that with guidance from these engineers she was able to put together the Mercedes M159. A customer engine assembly program may be started soon (similar to what Chevy allows Corvette owners to do). How cool would it be to assemble your own motor?

    Here are the pictures of the assembly with some great M159 shots.

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    AMG engineer monitors progress as assembly beings including placement of the crankshaft:

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    Working on the connecting rods and inserting the pistons each of which have an arrow denoting which direction they should be facing:

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    Next the plates, chains, and gears:

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    The M159 is dry sump so no oil pan, sealing up the cover, inserting the headgasket and cylinder heads:

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    Final assembly, overview, and completion:

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    I dont see any woman....???

    and Ive seen those photos before!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
    I dont see any woman....???

    and Ive seen those photos before!
    Take a look again.

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    I want that adstecClick here to enlarge
    World Fastest (NA) SLS AMG in a Standing 1/2 Mile
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    That's pretty cool. If i had the cash I would definitely do it. That is if AMG was to come out with a program like this. Having your name on the engine cover would be so cool.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    That's pretty cool. If i had the cash I would definitely do it. That is if AMG was to come out with a program like this. Having your name on the engine cover would be so cool.
    Would be such a nice touch to see your own name on the engine cover. Plus whomever ever buys it after you will have it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Take a look again.
    Good now it is showing as it wasn't showing before.
    World Fastest (NA) SLS AMG in a Standing 1/2 Mile
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
    Good now it is showing as it wasn't showing before.
    I know I was still working on it.

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    "We mention she is female as there are no male AMG engine builders currently on the AMG team and also to show that with guidance from these engineers she was able to put together the Mercedes M159."

    Are you saying the AMG engine builders are all women? Or maybe androgynous? In the pics they look like males to me. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 220S Click here to enlarge
    "We mention she is female as there are no male AMG engine builders currently on the AMG team and also to show that with guidance from these engineers she was able to put together the Mercedes M159."

    Are you saying the AMG engine builders are all women? Or maybe androgynous? In the pics they look like males to me. Click here to enlarge
    Whoops thanks.

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    Wow, this is so sick! Click here to enlarge

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    Every car manufacturer should do this for their "performance line" of vehicles
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
    Every car manufacturer should do this for their "performance line" of vehicles
    Agreed, really is cool and would create a better relationship.

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