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What did you do to your benz today?

Post by bart » Tue 26 Mar, 2013 5:43 pm

Thought this would be a cool thread to start up.

New blacked out grill, cold air intake, cleaned up.

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Post by Astron Boy » Wed 27 Mar, 2013 12:35 pm

Drove it. :laughing6:

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Post by bart » Fri 29 Mar, 2013 2:20 pm

washed it!

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Post by sealion » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:05 pm

28th April,

Had the rear bumper repaired after an altercation with a tree left it "less than perfect", also had an 'A' service done identifying some rising problems that need attention sooner than later i.e. Rocker cover(s) seals are leaking & the spark plugs are way overdue for replacement... :naughty:

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Post by ANF » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:09 pm

Fighting with it to remove the rear brake caliper and in turn the axle.........

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Post by eri67 » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:26 pm

looked out the window at it
Proud hoarder!

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Post by ANF » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:34 pm

eri67 wrote:looked out the window at it
Go on, go out and play with it :smile:......

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Post by Mercmad » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:35 pm

Tidying up the radio wiring and fitting a rear seal to the back hatch on the W110 Wagon . Apart from brakes and clips for the moldings,it's almost ready to go.

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Post by eri67 » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 12:57 pm

ANF wrote:
eri67 wrote:looked out the window at it
Go on, go out and play with it :smile:......
Going to see ex gf , to discuss things, maybe tomorrow!
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Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 1:15 pm

Parked my W210 next to a W202 which I'm negotiating to buy for a very low sum.
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Post by ansteadeh » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 1:32 pm

Fitted new clutch master cylinder, new hydraulic hose to the new slave cylinder yesterday.

Will bleed the system before daughter comes over this arov and off we go to the drags at Willowbank!

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by Ivanerrol » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:15 am

Parked my W210 next to a W202 which I'm negotiating to buy for a very low sum.
Was that to "intimidate" the seller to lower his price, you big bully... :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Post by ANF » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 7:07 pm

ansteadeh wrote:Fitted new clutch master cylinder, new hydraulic hose to the new slave cylinder yesterday.

Will bleed the system before daughter comes over this arov and off we go to the drags at Willowbank!
To spectate or post a time...

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Post by Giles » Sat 30 Mar, 2013 9:04 pm

Does yesterday count?

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Post by John Green » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 6:15 pm

Cut, polished and waxed one side..
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Post by ansteadeh » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 6:31 pm

ANF - to spectate. She and I are regulars out there. We stopped by the pits last night and watched a compete tear down and rebuild of a top fuel motor - 40 mins from engine block to startup.

If you haven't experienced close up the start of a top fuel motor, you should check it on YouTube. Tis a different proposition standing beside one!

What you don't experience with youtube is the intense noise, shock wave and the stinging of the eyes from the nitromethane and methanol. 8000 HP 0-160klm in 0.7 seconds all the way to 500 klm hr in 400 Mtrs.

There was an OZ record set last night for top fuel dragster and bike

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Post by sf0999 » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 7:54 pm

Finished off the service I started 2 weeks ago in the Finnie as I have a short rally coming up. Even checked the front brakes -these things just do not wear out....

I did notice that I loose a bit of oil out of the diff breather -the usual answer is over filling -but I am just filling to the level of the oil filler. This is on level ground and the rear wheels in there normal position (ie not jacked up). Any ideas?

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Post by ANF » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 8:51 pm

ansteadeh wrote:ANF - to spectate. She and I are regulars out there. We stopped by the pits last night and watched a compete tear down and rebuild of a top fuel motor - 40 mins from engine block to startup.

If you haven't experienced close up the start of a top fuel motor, you should check it on YouTube. Tis a different proposition standing beside one!

What you don't experience with youtube is the intense noise, shock wave and the stinging of the eyes from the nitromethane and methanol. 8000 HP 0-160klm in 0.7 seconds all the way to 500 klm hr in 400 Mtrs.

There was an OZ record set last night for top fuel dragster and bike
I have only been to the drags once and it was many years ago, do not think that there were any top fuelers there :think: but what was there made a lot of noise - jet powered truck - damn that was noisy, with after burner roaring!! Scorched the tarmac from memory.
Not an overly big drag scene down here and the only track is up north.

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Post by number2 190 » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 9:01 pm

Cleaned the baby Jebus out of it. Mesh rims are so hard to keep clean on a daily driver! Also came to the realisation that I really need better front and rear bumpers. They really are a little shabby. :sad11:
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Post by Mercmad » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 8:56 am

sf0999 wrote:Finished off the service I started 2 weeks ago in the Finnie as I have a short rally coming up. Even checked the front brakes -these things just do not wear out....

I did notice that I loose a bit of oil out of the diff breather -the usual answer is over filling -but I am just filling to the level of the oil filler. This is on level ground and the rear wheels in there normal position (ie not jacked up). Any ideas?

Steve
The breather just screws into the top of the axle tube, Unscrew it and see if it damaged . As long as you filled it without the the axles hanging down but level it will be OK and what you see is possibly a bit of oil condensation from lots of use. They are never dry as a rule.

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Post by Mercmad » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 9:13 am

ANF wrote:
ansteadeh wrote:ANF - to spectate. She and I are regulars out there. We stopped by the pits last night and watched a compete tear down and rebuild of a top fuel motor - 40 mins from engine block to startup.

If you haven't experienced close up the start of a top fuel motor, you should check it on YouTube. Tis a different proposition standing beside one!

What you don't experience with youtube is the intense noise, shock wave and the stinging of the eyes from the nitromethane and methanol. 8000 HP 0-160klm in 0.7 seconds all the way to 500 klm hr in 400 Mtrs.

There was an OZ record set last night for top fuel dragster and bike
I have only been to the drags once and it was many years ago, do not think that there were any top fuelers there :think: but what was there made a lot of noise - jet powered truck - damn that was noisy, with after burner roaring!! Scorched the tarmac from memory.
Not an overly big drag scene down here and the only track is up north.

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Post by ansteadeh » Mon 01 Apr, 2013 3:22 pm

Great pichas Ron. I can remember going to Surfers Raceway around 1974 as an impressionable teenager. I think that's what got me hooked .... And now so is daughter.

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Post by Astron Boy » Thu 04 Apr, 2013 12:33 pm

Vital fluids check.
All tip top! :dance:

Wish the intermittent wiper was adjustable for speed. :(
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Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 04 Apr, 2013 5:38 pm

Bought this for a three figure sum. 3 months rego. almost RW.
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Admittedly there is a small hitch with the car. The ECU requires re soldering. I have already identified the problem as a bent pin and broken circuit board.
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Post by Astron Boy » Thu 04 Apr, 2013 10:18 pm

Wait... what?
That car was under $1000?

lucky. :sad11:
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Post by sealion » Thu 04 Apr, 2013 11:11 pm

Bought this for a three figure sum. 3 months rego. almost RW.
When they put you in jail for obtaining cars by stealing them off gullible punters I'll send you a file with a cake baked inside it... :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: :joker:

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Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 04 Apr, 2013 11:39 pm

Astron Boy wrote:Wait... what? That car was under $1000? lucky. :sad11:
Sealion wrote:When they put you in jail for obtaining cars by stealing them off gullible punters I'll send you a file with a cake baked inside it...
What's more, car has new windscreen and wiper motor plus one month old tyres :dance:

Car had broken down. Seller took it to a non Benz specialist. I have to admit that this non specialist tried everything out to diagnose the problem. He nailed it down to the ignition control box.

Seller is sick of the car. Had been quoted up to $3,000 plus to get a new ECU and ignition control module. Plus all the other dollars he laid into it trying to get the problem diagnosed.

Had the car on ebay. Numerous auction winners turned up ,looked at the car and then wanted nothing to do with it. :bs:

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Post by Astron Boy » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 8:51 am

Wish I was looking for a 202 on ebay recently, as I would have bought it.

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Post by DBW124 » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 12:02 am

Ivanerrol wrote:Bought this for a three figure sum. 3 months rego. almost RW.
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Any suggestion I took this fellow along to seal the deal is mistaken
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Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 8:26 am

DBW124 wrote: Missing the C180 Esprit already?
Greek Taxi is in my garage getting dew rear disc rotors,
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Post by ANF » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 3:47 pm

Drove it (E320) then washed it, clay barred it and polished it :dance: - now time to relax.... until I put my axle back into the 108.... and get it ready to drive.....

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Post by cuisses » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 10:20 pm

Didn't do much in mine. However, the guy next door just purchased a new C250. We spent some time teaching it to recognise his voice. Then I took it for a drive on the open road. It is indeed a lot more zippy than my lumbering W108, but I suppose it is 43 years younger and has 43 years of engine/suspension development in its favour - and it cost a whole lot more. Now there are two white Mercs in the street next to each other I am hoping for a domino effect.
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Post by ANF » Sat 06 Apr, 2013 10:36 pm

What, you want them to fall over.... :laughing6:

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Post by Mercmad » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 8:55 am

Nothing on my own cars but spent a bit of time on Drews blue diesel. No it wont start. Injectors need work i think and possibly a new pump diaphragm but other wise the engine seems OK. better than the rest of this sorry rats toilet... :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 11:49 am

cuisses wrote:Didn't do much in mine. However, the guy next door just purchased a new C250. We spent some time teaching it to recognise his voice. Then I took it for a drive on the open road. It is indeed a lot more zippy than my lumbering W108, but I suppose it is 43 years younger and has 43 years of engine/suspension development in its favour - and it cost a whole lot more. Now there are two white Mercs in the street next to each other I am hoping for a domino effect.
In ten years your W108 will be worth more. :dance:

In ten years if that new C250's voice recognition breaks down the repair cost will be more than the car is worth. :bom:
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Post by Aegean » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 7:01 pm

Removed the intake manifold on my 6.9 and broke 3 bolts in the process. Have a bit of work to do before it can all go back together.

Discovered that the air slide is not closing completely, so if anyone has a spare they don't want, and it works, I would be interested, Any W116 450 SEL or W126 380 will work I believe.
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Post by sf0999 » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 8:48 pm

Sunday is rally day. 320km in the rally and another 220km to and from. It was around the NSW Central Coast -much of it in built up areas which is not ideal in an old car with no power steering. With my number 1 navigator off at a school camp, my wife and daughter called the directions. Yes we are all still talking ... The car performed very well -no issues which is a great credit to the vehicle as it has done 1200km in the last 2 weeks and not missed a beat. Greg and his wife where also there in the 500SLC, and there was also a 380SEC in the run.

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Post by John Green » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 9:29 pm

Packed it ready to leave for Tasmania..
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Post by AMG » Sun 07 Apr, 2013 9:48 pm

Absolutely nothing.

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Post by chrisobee » Mon 08 Apr, 2013 10:57 pm

spent 2 hours trying to remove a 7mm (?) nut in order to remove the timber dash from my w111 coupe. man! those nuts in the far corner of each end are a near impossible!

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Post by bart » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 2:30 pm

make a diagnostic to make sure there is nothing wrong with it

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by sealion » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 5:58 pm

1... Had the spark plugs changed (done 112,260Km) fitted same type, 12 BOSCH FR8DPP33+... Noticed a distinct improvement in get up & go!!! :dance:

2... Had correct air filter fitted after previous servicing agent fitted wrong filter leaving a large gap for leaf matter etc. to get in not to mention all the sand & other crap... :Doh:

3... Did an under carriage check all along the car with the mechanic & found small cracks in the prop shaft flexible couplings... To be monitored during follow up maintenance... :pray:

4... Cabin filter checked & cleaned, all ok... :happy3:

John... :whistle:

Edit: The last digit on the spark plug # is a + sign I think going by whats on the invoice... :error:
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Astron Boy » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 2:51 pm

Topped up my oil.
No idea where it went. :think:
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What did you do to your benz today?

Post by sf0999 » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 3:17 pm

Left the Golf at home and took the w126 to work instead. Needed to get a rego inspection done anyway.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by They call me Sam » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi all


My mate decided he wants go faster in his C32, it's already fairly modded, but once you have power, you always want more... in short now does 0-100 in around 4.2 seconds... pulls very very hard... :dance:

Here some photos i snapped with a few bits and pieces off before me and dad started fitting everything back together... happy to say my mate has his car back now, and is noticing the significant G-Force increase.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Mercmad » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 7:55 pm

Nothing today except fill the 420SEl with scrap from around the place before it goes on it's last journey to to the scrap yard. Amazing how much stuff had acumulated here. I can actually move around without tripping over 'stuff'. yesterday i fired up the W110 station wagon to make sure all the guages work (they do) and all the electrics work (they do) now i just have to figure out why i cant get the brakes to work ..

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 3:17 pm

Dropped the front end yesterday. Still scavenging bits. The steering box bolts are playing hard ball. Just got the fuel lines, steering box, wiring loom and rear end to remove. Then it's off to the scrap yard.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by John Green » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 10:45 pm

Giles wrote:Dropped the front end yesterday. Still scavenging bits. The steering box bolts are playing hard ball. Just got the fuel lines, steering box, wiring loom and rear end to remove. Then it's off to the scrap yard.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 11:46 pm

Yes there's more steel left than Nth Koreas army, without photoshopping.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 12 Apr, 2013 8:59 am

Installed ECU in my newly acquired cheap W202 C200. ECU is an alternate to the original. Car fired straight up :dance:
Took it for a spin. Requires engine mounts.
Washed it - come up very well. No dents in bodywork or tears in upholstery. Very good for sub 1K$

Price for ECU at Stealership : $2,800.00 +gst :bs:
Price for original ECU sourced from the U.K. : $800.00 + shipping
Price to repair ECU in Germany : Around 250Euros plus bothway shipping.
Price for Ivanerrol's alternate ECU (original Bosch MB unit) : $ 165.00 :snooty:
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