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Post by McGavin » Fri 23 May, 2014 10:21 am

Thought I might start a thread on my merc..
Open to suggestions and or constructive criticism .
Present plan is to get it on the road on club rego, but even that is on hold while I pay for power and concrete for my new shed which goes up Tuesday .
Timing chain, guides ,sprockets and oiler clips are a given, although things don't look as bad as I held fears for.
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No slack , flexible red ( not brown stained) guides and a clean ,thorough oil coating to everything despite not started for two weeks. Didn't remove the other rocker cover and measure degrees of stretch, just going to replace and start with a clean slate regardless of the findings, so spent my time on other endeavors more important to the wife. Did find another job that needs doing,
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wiring to the knock sensors, bugger.
Mega tall diff ratio,
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Explains the legs in first gear as per owners manual, it's a 500,
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I'm guessing they chose the diff ratios off 'gradeability' the 420 came with 2.5something and the 560's had 2.7something, speaks strength of the 500's torque delivery in my eyes.
Might be a few months before I add any progress.
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Post by kimrh » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:22 am

Gav all the gen2 500's came with 2.24 for optimum fuel economy at high speed cruising and yes it is very pleasant driving on open road
The gen2 420''s had 2.47 to get it moving and the a lot of 560's came out with 2.47 for some reason
The high output 220kw RUF came with 2.65 (as in my 560) and that was to show off at the lights and maximise the torque spread
AMG went further and offered 2.82 / 3.06 /3.27 / for the W126 in the 210mm crown wheel (1.3litre case) but that would be a pain for highway cruising ( 2.82 would be borderline) but all for quick off the line pull and perky driving when thrashing it.

I think in the earlier model diffs with 185mm crown wheels ( 1.1 litre case) you even had 3.46 / 3.67 /3.92 but probably more for the six & 4 cyl bangers' and diesel

The knock senser wiring just buy the new wiring harness covers from supercheap etc to sort that out real easy
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Post by McGavin » Sat 24 May, 2014 1:46 pm

Thanks Kim, should I check for function in the knock sensors,or just assume so long as I run 98 all will be good?
I always liked 3.08 ratio as a good all rounder in the old Holden's I messed around with as a youth, when I did the maths a while back the 2.47 merc was the closest comparison to the Holden 3.08, taking into consideration the first gear ratio's of the merc 4 speed auto and a turbo 400.(ie: overall gearing) The merc still having more legs in top due to the extra gear.
Edit:both 1:1 in top.
Perhaps an LSD 2.47 out of a 420 coupe ( sedan?) would be a nice upgrade after rims, might have to sell some more cows. Joe suggested to me a while back about putting in a hoist ,so I'm going to reinforce the concrete in one bay for the future. Damn a 4 post hoist would be handy.
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Post by kimrh » Sat 24 May, 2014 2:14 pm

Nah if the knock senors were not working you would be hearing pinging under load on a warm day
The harness only carries a positive & earth wire from each sensor and the negative converges into 1 wire back towards the inner wheel well.
The wiring itself is usually in good condition - only the outer casing has broken down with age. Just leave as is and clip the new plastic harness cover over it
(the new harness cover stuff has a split all way along its body so you can easily slip it over the old wire and you can get varying diameter rolls to suit the job- so you would get the thinner stuff to use on yours)

Yes the merc diff ratio /combined with the trans ratio's is a different world to the holdens/fords and you really just have to just compare the max speed range in each gear to do a comparison
My parts coupe has got a good 2.47LSD which will end up in the white 500SEC
(only because it came with the gen2 420SEC parts car- so a bonus and i can pull it apart and rebuild it with new seals/bearings and get the pre-load set etc before it is actually swapped in which is handy)
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Post by McGavin » Sat 24 May, 2014 2:32 pm

Righto , black flexible conduit it is. Cheers.

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Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:04 pm

My 500SLC has a 2.72 LSD and I can't imagine needing anything shorter with the 5 litre. Even with LSD, first gear starts can easily become a tyre smoking exercise. Second gear starts will even leave most other cars behind at the lights (bear in mind that 2nd in the 4 speed is about the same as 1st in the older 3 speed). The 2.72 is more relaxed on the highway than the 3.46 in my old 350SLC but I can understand the 500 in the 126 going to a 2.24, especially for high speed touring in Europe.
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Post by McGavin » Thu 23 Oct, 2014 8:28 pm

Got my mighty vac delivered by courier today, (had suspected the seat locking mechanism, as it's not working) two lines didn't hold vacuum, baby blue and purple/yellow stripe.
A google search revealed baby blue as seat back lock , couldn't find purple but found the same coloured line running to the headlights, so I guess headlight height adjustment.
Any suggestions as to plan of attack for repairs? Or should I just keep following the lines or go straight to the actuators ?
Thanks in advance.

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Post by McGavin » Tue 22 Sep, 2015 3:08 pm

Got the coupe running pretty well and have been stockpiling parts, have a 2.46 LSD and a 2.65 LSD as well as a 560 code 822 motor and auto (complete car SEL with a real horn red leather interior).
Have a complete late SEC interior in cream to replace the 'mushroom' that never really grew on me.
Game plan: 822 running gear and late cream interior into the coupe, AMG wheels and tiller, best of all the parts from the 3 cars I've collected, then with the wife's blessing, possibly resurrect the SEL(she loves the red leather, power rear seat and the noise the 560HV makes, won't tell her it's minus .6 of a litre) with the left overs, 500HV, 2.46LSD and Lorinser RS90 rims I have.
Hoist is a goer , commence proceedings.

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Post by markb » Tue 22 Sep, 2015 7:18 pm

McGavin wrote:won't tell her it's minus .6 of a litre
:laughing6: what gets posted on the Forum, stays on the Forum, SWMBO will be none the wiser....

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Post by CraigB » Tue 22 Sep, 2015 10:21 pm

How is it this is the first time I have seen this thread! Totally agree on that black conduit, wires look good to me just that thick outer cracked. Will be better with some air and insulation around it. My 380 has a 3.27 in it and suspect that is normal (?) but finding a LSD may not be as easy - a lot more launch but not relaxed cruising and the ratios you got maybe a better compromise. I noticed a 380 diff keeps popping up on ebay and not selling but can't see any LSD plates on in. I don't know if normal gears fit the lsd but if someone was looking for say a track car it might be worth looking if you can fit 3.27 non lsd 380 gears into one of the many 2.24 around the place. I'm guessing Kim will have the answer!

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Post by McGavin » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 7:09 am

I will wave back Mark, but you will need to hug the coast to see it.
As I understand it Craig , but don't quote me, gear sets in the 210mm size can be interchanged among the different generations of pumpkin and LSD to non LSD, it's the offset of the carrier(plus setting preload) where it becomes tricky, 2.24 and 2.47 share a carrier, 2.65, 2.82 and 3.06 share the same offset carrier. A 7mm spacer is required to fit 3.06 to a 2.47 carrier. There is a good thread on AMG classic detailing a swap.
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Post by kimrh » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 4:59 pm

I think we covered off pretty well in this thread Gav as to what can be swapped around in the larger 1.3litre pumpkin with 210mm gear-sets with the ABS ring
Versus the smaller Gen1 Pumpkin with 185mm gear-sets (different mounting points) and some with no ABS ring - found in Gen1's
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Post by McGavin » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 10:17 am

Yes, Gen 2. I will edit my post above after re-reading 'How hard could it be' on AMG Classic, he fitted a 3.06 crown wheel and pinion to a 2.47 LSD ABS carrier/pumpkin. It was a 7mm spacer not 10mm, he also had to machine the 3.06 pinion shaft to fit the ABS ring.


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Post by McGavin » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 10:21 am

Random picture, look away Kim. :)


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Hoist has four flouros to light up under the car I haven't got wired yet, or on with a lead in this photo. One thing I didn't consider is lift height, the floor plate model lifts higher than the clear floor. Another 6 inches higher is maximum height in the photo, allright for someone nearly 3 inches under 6 foot (for instance. ;) ) but I would imagine a pain for someone the other side of 6 foot.

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Post by McGavin » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 8:28 pm

Spent a couple of days working on the coupe , replaced battery tray and washer bottle, re packed front wheel bearings fitting new discs and pads and two new tie rod ends installed.
Found more work needed, front shocks leaking, upper control arm bushes flogged and no O2 sensor fitted?

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Post by McGavin » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 3:01 pm

Upper control arms done,

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Radius rod bushes/ball joints done, the captive nuts on the meyle replacements disintegrated, so I reused the originals, visibly chunkier.

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Second hand shockers and new front brake hoses fitted, would like to have done lower ball joints while I was there, but (a) they where OK and (b) it looks like a prick of a job, total disassembly and a custom adaptor for the press.
Trans filter, fluid and gasket changed.
Leak in exhaust migged up.
On to the back end next , discs, pads and shoes and I might throw the 2.46 LSD centre in, not in the next couple of weeks though, busy with work.
Youngest son helped out too, 400 wet and autosol Polish.

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Post by kimrh » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 2:01 am

Your learning fast on the W126 chassis Gav
They are good fun to work on actually as everything is methodical
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Post by StreekG » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 11:18 am

Great thread Gavin,

I have the same issue with my knock sensor wiring, I purchased a complete new knock sensor, not hooked up yet as it's a pain in the ass to do, the part was $475 genuine from forum sponsor.

IF you have any good condition mushroom interior let me know, I have mushroom interior and I love it, my car is darker though so it works, and having spare parts is handy.
I run a 2.47 LSD diff in my SEC, I had the same as you originally, 2.24 single spinning diff. At first I went crazy and installed a 3.46 diff, then swapped over to the 2.47 freshly rebuilt LSD.

If you have any spare LSD diff's i'll buy from you too :)
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Post by McGavin » Sat 07 Nov, 2015 8:57 am

Steven both the LSD's have homes, sorry.
I need to get the 2.65LSD rebuilt as its peg legging, the SEL looks like it had done duty as a Summernats car after its diplomatic career was over, then stored for several years.
Despite its low Km's and general good nick there's evidence it's seen its share of tyre smoking action. Will catch up with you about the trim you need.

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Post by McGavin » Sat 28 Nov, 2015 9:06 pm

Spent the day in the shed, new rear rotors, disc pads, handbrake shoes (kit). While I was there that 2.24 diff fell out as did the 2.47 LSD out of the parts car.
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Have to swap a CV shaft out before the pumpkin goes back in, also thinking about removing a coil from behind to match the front while I'm there, got a week to think about it I guess.
Rims polished and reassembled ready for tyres.
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Post by KimB » Sun 29 Nov, 2015 10:20 am

Nice rims Gavin! :occasion5:
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Post by kimrh » Sun 29 Nov, 2015 5:13 pm

Rims purchased from my collection - If anyone else looking for a set just enquire.
I think the rims will totally transform the look of Gav's coupe
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Post by McGavin » Sat 20 Feb, 2016 5:15 pm

All back together, ended up minus 3/4 of a coil behind.
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2.47 LSD makes a huge difference, feels brisk now instead of like an old statesman.
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Happy with the ride height, but don't think the SLS has bleed up yet or my guess at adjustment is out.
Next photo should be with OZ racing rims in place.
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Post by kimrh » Sun 21 Feb, 2016 5:47 pm

Good progress Gav
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Post by McGavin » Thu 03 Mar, 2016 7:43 pm

Hot off the hoist, will get her out at the weekend for a drive to settle the stance and some photos.
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Post by kimrh » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 10:47 am

The AMG/OZ wheels are going to transform the coupe to another level GAV
I know your working on the stance to get it just right and then some nice pics parked up with the farm in the background would be nice
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Missing back seats and paddocks missing grass. Buying hay and running low on water, unbelievable for Gippsland.
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Post by KimB » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 5:51 pm

Hey Gav
Nice coupe! Is the colour champagne or silver?
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Post by McGavin » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks Kim, smoked silver.

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Post by CraigB » Sun 06 Mar, 2016 7:08 pm

Noice car Gav! Shame about the paddock! Must rot your socks with the cost of feed and particularly when so many areas dry. Trying to establish reveg in the SE of SA and following rainfall data down there daily, last year was a shocker. The total doesn't tell the story just how bad with odd events getting no follow up. My reveg has largely hung on but getting hammered by roos that don't have other feed.
And At the risk of offending all the champagne owners - much sexier, but champagne is very period i reckon and nice to see too.
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Post by kimrh » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 12:03 am

Stance is perfect!!!!
Looks perfect now with the OZ Rims
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Post by McGavin » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 10:26 am

I used a picture of Craig's blue car to try and get the 'stance' right, not exact but I'm happy with the result.
We never got the spring rain Craig, Sept Oct are two of the wetter months here usually.
Only got half the hay/silage I would normally get and I am more fortunate than most around, was also able to source hay out of far eastern Victoria at a good price.

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Post by McGavin » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 5:34 pm

Replaced all hoses, radiator, header tank, brake, fuel etc.
Cam oiler clips replaced, 243 cleaning kit would be perfect, I made do with a .22 kit,

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Sump, rocker cover gaskets replaced, 3 degrees chain stretch, guides look good, still have a leak at the auto despite 2 attempts to fix, might be coming from above the pan gasket.

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Getting a permit Monday, have changed the insurance cover to driver, British Pentas going on so no one touches the oz racing wheels, (thanks Kim) booked in for an alignment, then booked into mechanics for inspection for RWC, he's going to write me a list to attend to before starting the official paperwork.
If it needs lower front ball joints he's doing them, but they seem fine and he will have a crack at the leaky auto if I can't fix it this weekend.

Big week coming up.

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Post by kimrh » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 6:41 pm

Don't forget you may have to skim your front ATE caliper outer edges (smooth them over to take a mm off the edges so the Penta's will not touch) - just double check they are spinning freely before you lower the hoist
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Post by McGavin » Sun 24 Jul, 2016 8:56 pm

CraigB wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bore-Snake-2 ... 1986736556

What about a .243 bore snake? Cheap enough.
Got one for the shottie :) , the amount of crud I removed from the cam oiler tubes was an eye opener, not hard to picture the little holes blocking up.

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Post by McGavin » Wed 03 Aug, 2016 6:58 pm

kimrh wrote:Don't forget you may have to skim your front ATE caliper outer edges (smooth them over to take a mm off the edges so the Penta's will not touch) - just double check they are spinning freely before you lower the hoist
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Booked in to see Carl for a front end alignment, a day trip but worth the effort to enlist his skills I feel.

Have done 100km or so and for no apparent reason the auto that has leaked since I've had the car has stopped leaking, go figure. It needed topping up after the first trip, maybe with lack of use the torque converter was draining back into the pan and overflowing it, can't think of another reason?

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Post by McGavin » Sat 06 Aug, 2016 10:11 pm

Have now knocked up 700km without issue, an absolute pleasure to drive after Carl worked his magic.

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Oz rims are back on, drives nicer and looks better compared to the Pentas, spending tomorrow chasing a vacuum leak, the blue line that goes to the seats.

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Post by KimB » Sun 07 Aug, 2016 11:51 am

McGavin wrote:Have now knocked up 700km without issue, an absolute pleasure to drive after Carl worked his magic.

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Oz rims are back on, drives nicer and looks better compared to the Pentas, spending tomorrow chasing a vacuum leak, the blue line that goes to the seats.
That's good to know Gav!

As an aside, it's interesting that in your exterior photos, the Smoked Silver colour always looks like Champagne!

Anyway, your coupe looks great! Happy motoring!

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Post by kimrh » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 1:12 am

Gav if you went to a wider 255/50/16 rear BF G tyre and 225/55/16 front tyre it would fill up the wheel arch gap on yours in line with your 17's and the fatter rear tread would improve the handling and ride.
That is what i set my white coupe up with (except it has 9 inch wide rears) and the higher profile makes the difference - the ride is good
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Post by McGavin » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 11:13 am

Smoke silver I swear. :)

That does look a lot better Kim, presently nearly an inch less diameter compared to the Oz rims, enough to make a noticeable increase to the speedo.
Surprising how well it carves the corners through the hills with the Oz rims, the wife approves after a solo test drive yesterday.

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Post by McGavin » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 10:57 am

Everything done now for RWC, bar reinstalling the front carpets, lower ball joints where required.
The mechanic had never done one so l figured I might as well learn and do them myself, I had been putting it off but bit the bullet last night.

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Steering knuckle needs to be stripped and removed, old ones came out with a couple of blows in the vice, I had the generic eBay ball joint kit but would recommend the Mercedes special tool or the eBay straight push press tube as some time and swearing was required to fabricate an appropriate adaptor.
Ball joints where placed in the freezer, wood heater arced up in the shed, steering knuckle thoroughly cleaned, boot removed from ball joint, C clamp horizontal in the vice.
Initial alignment was the challenge, once this was achieved it went smoothly, tighten then tap my adapter and retighten clamp until completely seated, sounds easy enough and I guess it was but this took the better part of eight hours with a couple of coffee brakes, tea and time to make the adapter bush up.
All done and very satisfying after all my procrastination over this task. I can't imagine a local non specialized mechanic taking that time or care factor to do the job neatly.

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Post by kimrh » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 11:14 am

Gave post up some pics of the adaptor you made
I want to replace the ball joints on my white coupe and have the new ones ready to go in.
what brand new ball joint did you fit?
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Post by merc-304 » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 12:18 pm

Im interested in the brand of balljoint you used as well and do they have a grease nipple ?
Does anyone on here drill and tap there new suspension parts to take a nipple if they come blank ?
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Post by McGavin » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 12:36 pm

Febi ball joints , the adaptor cup ended up 49.76mm ID,13.27 deep, it only just fits inside the knuckle with the c clamp, if I had my time over I would buy the cut away pipe pressing tool and do it in the press, but..... The c clamp set up worked and will do now I'm set up to do it in the future.

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The bottom wire on the ball joint boot just wound up over its seat then the boot popped straight off, no damage and just slipped back on and then I wound the wire back down into its seat once complete. All time consuming but logical as you go along, the cup only touched the outer rim of the ball joint, I might take it to work and machine some more meat out of the inside so I can reduce overall height of the cup, this would give more room and make initial alignment easier.

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Post by McGavin » Mon 22 Aug, 2016 12:43 pm

Merc 304, no nipple, the old ball joints where still full of grease, 90% of damage to them looked to be hammer distortion from whoever the yocal was that put them in originally, the other 10% age wear , a very, very minor amount of slop.

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Post by McGavin » Mon 14 Nov, 2016 6:25 am

Have been gathering the bits to build a new exhaust system over the last couple of months, began last week. System consists of tri y's, twin 2.25 stainless, all mandrel bends, twin resonat..., er.......um... I mean cat convertors to a straight through magnaflow to original pre merger AMG resonator tips. Probably another couple of weeks before I get the chance to finish up.

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Will try it without a crossover but will probably add one before the cats, will see how it goes/ sounds.

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Re: Gav's sec

Post by McGavin » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 8:26 pm

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Re: Gav's sec

Post by Dean 560 SEC » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 9:39 pm

HI Gav

I'm looking at installing a Magnaflow muffler on the rear of my 560SEC. What model did you get? Is it the 14" 11385?

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Post by McGavin » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 9:59 pm

No it's an 18 inch, it's a 2.5 dual in out with a kiss in the middle. I tigged 2.5inch 3 bolt flanges to the muffler, they bolt straight up to the 2.25 flanges on the pipework.
Borla make a straight through without the kiss I was considering as well.

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