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rufus36
Dernburg Wagon
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Model you own: w107

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Post by rufus36 » Wed 10 May, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi
I have been around for a while but never formally introduced myself.
Last year purchased a 1976 280SLC
, mimosa yellow
Previous 1974 280E reluctantly sold to make way for a "family car".

I have found Ozbenz to be an enormously useful resource .
The SLC is a nice original example but uses a bit of oil and smokes at takeoff and after a downhill run.
Valve stem seals replaced twice at 130k and 175k. Its now 194k . I suspect its more than seals Runs very well otherwise.
Weighing up whether or not to proceed to pull head and investigate further.
Meanwhile smal issues are keeping me occupied such as this.
Does anyone know what these wires and fuses in the clear plastic box might be?
All wires head through the passenger firewall.
This sits between battery and coil.
cheers
Andrew
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Post by CraigB » Wed 10 May, 2017 9:30 pm

Welcome. My guess with your smoke is that your valve guides are worn and the rubber seals can only do so much. Perhaps something to do before you pull the head is to test the compression, perhaps a leakdown test. It would be good to determine how good your rings are and you can't do that once your head is off. My money is still on valve guides though.

As for the fuses, pretty sure i don't have that and I have something like that as an aftermarket thing. Have you tried tracing wires and pull fuses and see what doesn't work? Others may know and i am basing those comments on a very small sample size of 107's ive seen.
Craig Baulderstone
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rufus36
Dernburg Wagon
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Joined: Sun 17 Apr, 2016 10:56 pm
Model you own: w107

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Post by rufus36 » Wed 10 May, 2017 10:29 pm

Thanks
Car is in Adelaide so I might go and talk to Barrie Greene about the smoke again.
Have put up with it having decided to go further only if the smoke either worsened , performance suffered( seems pretty good) or I am defected (I hope its not that bad yet).
It is otherwise a really good original car, Adelaide delivered etc.
Regarding the fuses and aftermarket, there are sockets in place of the cigarette lighter ?? related. Not sure what plugs into these and never tested.
The only electrics not working are rear window demister and speaker balance .

cheers

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Lance
Adenauer
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Model you own: w114
Location: Altona Meadows, Melbourne

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Post by Lance » Wed 10 May, 2017 10:43 pm

Air con I think.
Regards,
Lance Smart

W114 280E 5 speed manual
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T-Modell
SLS AMG
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Post by T-Modell » Wed 10 May, 2017 11:54 pm

Welcome here,
what a great colour! I once saw an SL in "mimosengelb" and olive-green inside ... hmmmmm

Enjoy!
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

rufus36
Dernburg Wagon
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Post by rufus36 » Thu 11 May, 2017 12:26 am

Thankyou Thomas
Interior is karo moosgrun fabric with green vinyl.

On closer inspection and review of PO records Hella sockets fitted to ashtray and I think I can just make out Hella on the plastic fuse cover.I suspect,Craig ,you were correct to suggest aftermarket.
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