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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by AMG » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 8:53 pm

201.034 manifold #4 arrived. Looks way worse than it did in the pictures, but that's fleabay for you. But it's definitely worse than these pictures show.
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Quick cleanup of the rust to establish the viability and....
Pitting is quite nasty. It must have been sitting in salt water for 20 years.
We'll be off to the machine shop tomorrow to have it surface ground, I'll get about 1.5mm shaved off it. Might save some weight.
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It's not pretty...
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It's not like I had a choice....
This one is Nov. 1986 manufactured, and has the small gussets as well. So I've already started looking for #5.

Once I effect a repair I'll be opening up a retail outlet specializing in 16v exhaust manifolds. :occasion5:
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by New123 » Wed 09 Dec, 2015 10:19 pm

Replaced the kaputt flasher unit in my 230E W123 with a good one from a 280E that's being parted out (sadly, the 280E was rear-ended but is an otherwise immaculate car).

Hobbes now has a nice. solid distinctive "blinking sound" (ok, how would YOU describe the sound?) And, as a a bonus, the little white triangle on the Hazard switch is nice and crispy new looking!

Happy driving again! :dance:
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Post by Giles » Wed 09 Dec, 2015 10:29 pm

Started to prep a few panels from Ginger as she's back to being the focal point. She'll now wear series 1 doors and front guards.
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Post by Giles » Wed 09 Dec, 2015 10:35 pm

Front RH guard now stripped back, almost.

Fritz did the Sara Lee paint job on the front off the panel, layer upon layer.
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Post by Giles » Fri 18 Dec, 2015 10:34 pm

Stripped and etched primed. The two doors and RH guard now have the first round of high build putty applied and sanded.
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 7:03 am

Made up my own DIY pressure bleeder, similar to Kent Bergsmas using a pressure sprayer. Local car parts place had a huge surplus of old oil pressure gauges going out for only $2, so with some simple mods and some teflon tape I fitted one up! Works well and holds pressure up to 25psi which will be perfect for bleeding brakes (which only requires around 10psi pressure).
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As a bonus If I hooked up 12 volts to the gauge light I could even bleed my brakes in the dark... :think:
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Post by ChristoC » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 7:21 pm

1986 230E W124 sedan:
Located, dismantled & lubricated the little 12V motor for the vacuum pump associated with internal temperature sensor in the aircon / climate control system; it had frozen.
Soaked in WD40 for a while, then dried and lubricated with fine machine oil.
Hopefully it will hang in there for another 30 years [emoji41].

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by konrad » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 9:42 pm

W124 230e Following up overheating of engine and subsequent blown head gasket discovered that neither aux. engine fan nor air cond. fan were working. Tracked the power source to the coil which activates the magnetic engine fan and.................discovered that it had been deliberately disconnected with a rubber sleeve on the male pin (apparently to prevent shorting on nearby engine parts). As a result of this deliberate action the catastrophic overheating of the engine, and subsequent damage became inevitable. The person responsible for this action knew or should have known the consequences of their action and took this action in order to deceive the buyer.
This will form the basis of the claim for damages which I will make against the seller and, if necessary, present to a magistrate in a "Minor Case Claim" in the Magistrates Court of WA.
For those who don't know, this is a Court where claimants appear in person (without legal representation) before a magistrate who listens to each side before making a binding decision.
I understand that there may be factors at play within a motor vehicle of which the vendor may or may not be aware and which, in time may lead to failure and that it is not the responsibility of the vendor to bring any such known potential failures to the attention of a potential buyer. Caveat emptor applies. In this case the vendor took deliberate action in order to deceive the purchaser. I reckon that I at least have a case to present and, who know, the magistrate may have been "ripped off" themselves or have a family member who has been so deceived and be therefore sympathetic to my claim.
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Post by redlaser » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 9:22 am

Why on earth would the previous owner tape up the connection??

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Post by konrad » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 10:36 am

I can only assume that it was to prevent it shorting on other engine parts.
It is puzzling however we are going to re-connect it and expect that a "short" will blow a fuse.
That can be the only reason that someone would by-pass this function.

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Post by efirestorer » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 10:40 am

re taping / rubber sleeve and engine malfunction. Phil( konrad ? ) was the vendor to you the only owner of the vehicle or did he have his car attended to by a bush mechanic ? eg if he had only just bought it from another person ( the rubber sleeve installer ) you have enormous difficulty in establishing just who was responsible. Beware of court proceedings unless you have all your facts correct. Even simple proceedings like the one you propose can set you back financially and emotionally when you fail.

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Post by New123 » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 12:27 pm

Could it be that they just didn't know what they were doing? (99% of the time that's it)

Naaa, that would never happen. The only obvious explanation is that of a deceptive criminal mastermind at work.




Good grief.
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Post by konrad » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 12:42 pm

The person from whom I purchased the vehicle had owned it for some years and used it in his real estate business in the City. It is inconceivable that it was done prior to his ownership.
"Didn't know what they were doing". Unlikely because with a lot of city driving over-heating would have been un-avoidable.
As far as cost of legal action is concerned, this is the benefit of out "Minor Cases" system whereby neither party is permitted to bring legal advisers to the court. Total cost is $173.30 and no costs can be awarded.
No problem for me though. I have considerable experience in these matters and, in case things become violent, my daughter practices criminal law.
scorchi0 has suggested running the engine up to operating temperature and then re-connecting the m/f plug. Reckon that we'll try this first but without much expectation of anything positive.

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Post by gjlockyer » Fri 01 Jan, 2016 7:02 am

Fitted a new breather hose between the air filter and valve cover. Old one was brittle as and connection to the valve cover was half broken away. The vacuum line that branches from the hose is also brittle so I'll pinch a section of good vacuum line from my W201 "spare parts department" and replace it.
Almost got all the loose bits of old insulation pad off the hood. Will await the presence of a more able-bodied son to complete the exercise and help me glue on a new one.
Only small things, but I like to keep the car up to scratch .... and it gives me great satisfaction to accomplish even these small tasks while struggling to adapt to the aftermath of a stroke last March. Very frustrating not to be able to do what I once took for granted! so small victories are significant.
Waiting on my mechanic opening up for business again mid- January to get the water pump replaced. Sounds like a driver's side tie rod needs replacing also so I'll get him to have a good look at what else might need attention on the front suspension as well.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Fri 01 Jan, 2016 10:35 pm

Before I paint the exterior of the doors and front guards, I thought I use a small amount of paint and clear coat left over from a previous job. I also gave my compressor a service and it made huge difference to the result off the gun.
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Post by markb » Tue 26 Jan, 2016 5:54 pm

Finally got rid of the front end rumbles:

-new ball joints
-new control arm and guide rod bushes
-new guide rod ends
-compulsory front wheel alignment

Combined with new shocks, tie rod ends and upper control arms last year, I basically almost have a new front end...it is so quiet :bounce:
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Post by New123 » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 9:55 pm

Installed a new distributor cap and rotor (Thanks MBSpares!).

Was running fine, until a couple of pretty loud backfires while coasting downhill at about 80km/h. Then running pretty rough. Spotting the problem was fairly easy...

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Not sure how old those parts were, but they were on there when I bought the car 3 years ago. I would have replaced them sooner, but they really looked ok. (Up until a few days ago, anyway!) I guess I got every last mile out of them!

Running much better again. :dance:
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Post by Giles » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 11:14 pm

More of a case of what I was going to do today. I was going to paint the coupe doors but the temp got too high and then this flared up and it starting raining ash.

I took this from a block away from my place.
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Post by celine240 » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 11:00 pm

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Stripped a CLK and took out the engine and put it in a '61 Vanguard with my partner... What a Valentine's Day [emoji13]

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Post by drew56cus » Mon 15 Feb, 2016 8:24 am

Ooh that looks exciting celine240! What are your plans for controlling the engine and trans? Please make a post on the modified section!
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drew56cus wrote:Ooh that looks exciting celine240! What are your plans for controlling the engine and trans? Please make a post on the modified section!
Cheers, Drew
Thanks! The uh "plan" is yet to be determined! Haha we are hoping to install all the electronic/SAM units and see what happens.. I need to do more research in regards to the whole process. My partner is an automotive genius, so hopefully he knows.. Do you have any advice?

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Post by New123 » Wed 17 Feb, 2016 12:45 pm

Calvin got a new set of tyres! The tread on the BF Goodrich set that were on there was still ok, but they were starting to show quite a bit of dry cracking due to age. Bridgestone had a pretty good deal on their Supercats (buy 3 get the 4th for $10) so, a new set of 195/70R14's are now rolling!

Also, had to repair the drivers' side seat back, which had broken where the frame connects in the bottom right corner. A fairly simple fix. Now all is good and solid and fully adjustable, like it should be.

Bit by bit, getting better all the time! (2800 miles since rebuild and is a very dependable and solid ride!)
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Post by New123 » Wed 16 Mar, 2016 10:06 pm

Went for a nice drive in the country...

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Post by edenning » Wed 29 Jun, 2016 11:39 pm

Not so much as what I did to my Benz today, but what someone else has done.
This is what I found when I went out to the car at lunchtime today ! No note left on the car either, maybe they didn't have a pen or paper. Luckily the front guard has escaped damage, the rear panel and sill look ok to.
Anyone in South Australia got a spare drivers door in good condition?

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Post by AMG » Thu 30 Jun, 2016 9:19 am

Any surveillance cameras around? I'd go looking for a car with telltale signs of silver paint.... that is, if you park in an area where 'visitors' don't park....
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Post by edenning » Thu 30 Jun, 2016 10:22 pm

No cctv unfortunately, but I have my suspicions of which car may have done the deed. Looks like their tow bar has caused the most damage, so miminal damage to their car which may make it more difficult to prove.
Rang a chap today who was advertising parts from a spares car, but he sold the silver drivers door two weeks ago, he still has the passengers door and other panels. Bugger !
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Post by sebada » Thu 07 Jul, 2016 1:02 am

Hi all,

yesterday I got the lower arm pin for my 111 coupe front left suspension (just the pin).
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It's a small step for a man but a giant advance for my coupe :dance: . Today I am buying the upper pin kit for both sides and I hope I have the time to start assembling the suspension and get the car running.
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This person is not helping with my project.
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Post by grantie2009 » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:25 pm

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Post by edenning » Thu 22 Sep, 2016 11:25 pm

What did I do today, got the SL back from the panel beaters and drove the SL for the first in a couple of weeks but more importantly drove it for the first time in a couple of months with a straight drivers doors. See entry from late June.
A big thank you to Shannon's and my local repairer.

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Post by DBW124 » Sun 02 Oct, 2016 2:08 pm

This morning I took my '94 E280 for a drive down to Cape Schanck for sunrise photos.

Upon returning to the city, topping up with 98 resulted in 8.1 l/100km over 211km (35mpg). Cruise control set at 103kph indicated, this is about the best I've recorded over the last 7 years.

A roadtrip two weeks ago to Eden on the NSW South Coast via Mount Hotham, and then back to Melbourne saw a best of 8.8, with an average of 9.5 over 1,600km plus. Generally I get 11-12 on my commute to work (usually off-peak).

Pulpit Rock at sunrise. Bit of waste of a trip as not enough cloud, or wind and/or sea movement make thing interesting.


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Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 02 Oct, 2016 10:05 pm

Cold air improves fuel economy due to higher charge air density.
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Post by DBW124 » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 6:43 pm

Tony From West Oz wrote:Cold air improves fuel economy due to higher charge air density.
I was wondering why the 8.8 l/100km I recorded on my earlier road trip occurred on the Glenrowan-Mt Hotham-Orbost leg.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 7:23 pm

And MOIST cold air is even better :dance:

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by CraigB » Mon 03 Oct, 2016 8:40 pm

I get the cold air - intercoolers etc. - air is denser so more in there to go bang. I can't remember the numbers but our Pug 406 was intercooled when same engine in 307 wasn't and big difference in power. But where does the moisture come in? Asking the question because i know you know about such things! Recall some performance engines with water injection but can't remember why.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 04 Oct, 2016 2:24 pm

Craig,

When the moisture heats up in your cylinder, it turns to steam and expands even more than the air-fuel mixture going bang. (so you get extra bang - sound scientific, not? :blackeye: )

In my case it was an air cooled 2-stroke and for a certain reason 2-strokes produce more power when they are cold. Some 2-stroke race engines ran as cold as 40 deg C.
That I have no direct explanation for.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by CraigB » Tue 04 Oct, 2016 2:40 pm

2-stroke reason could be that air is drawn down under piston, up through transfer ports before getting into combustion chamber rather than straight through port and valve - more chance to heat it up? I know my water cooled 2 stroke yamaha RD350 used to go like stink - lift the front wheel without clutch in the first 3 gears!
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by mw01 » Tue 04 Oct, 2016 9:31 pm

DBW124 wrote:This morning I took my '94 E280 for a drive down to Cape Schanck for sunrise photos.

Upon returning to the city, topping up with 98 resulted in 8.1 l/100km over 211km (35mpg). Cruise control set at 103kph indicated, this is about the best I've recorded over the last 7 years.

A roadtrip two weeks ago to Eden on the NSW South Coast via Mount Hotham, and then back to Melbourne saw a best of 8.8, with an average of 9.5 over 1,600km plus. Generally I get 11-12 on my commute to work (usually off-peak).

Pulpit Rock at sunrise. Bit of waste of a trip as not enough cloud, or wind and/or sea movement make thing interesting.


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DBW, that is a great shot. At the risk of being off topic, was it long exposure to create the misty blur, or did it really look like that? Mark.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by grantie2009 » Sat 15 Oct, 2016 7:09 pm

Replaced LHF window regulator. Actually the small alloy plate that stops the gears from disengaging. Our sponsor sent me a complete regulator minus the motor which is now spare if anyone needs one. also fitted a 12volt power outlet in the boot .
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by dhaigh » Sat 05 Aug, 2017 1:32 am

Mercmad wrote:
Greg in Oz wrote:Not today, but yesterday I removed the KE-Jet air flow meter and fuel distributor assembly from the black 190E and replaced it with the one from the red parts car. Recently the black car has decided to run very rich when moving off from a standstill. At idle it was fine but when attempting to accelerate it would bog down and be reluctant to go (especially when hot or with the A/C on) and would often even blow black smoke. Fuel consumption had become appalling.

At first I thought it may have been a sensor or electronic issue, but disconnecting the EHA (which effectively eliminates any electronic controls) only made the problem worse. I was concerned that the fuel distributor from the parts car smelled of stale fuel after sitting unused for several years but I fitted it and flushed fresh fuel through it and the black car is now running perfectly (after a tweak of the mixture adjustment to bring the duty cycle to around the desired 50%). So far it would appear that the occasional stalling when slowing for corners or intersections (a common problem with KE-Jet) that has been a problem with the black car since we purchased it may now also be cured.

I am interested as to what may have gone wrong with the original fuel distributor. Something I have noticed since removing it is that, without fuel pressure in the fuel distributor, depressing the air flow meter flap sees it stay there rather than returning to the rest position as it should do. Anyone dismantled one of these or can offer suggestions as to what may have gone wrong? I'd like to repair this one to keep as a spare for either of the 190Es.
The piston/ spindle valve in the distributer part is worn or the slots in it are blocked with varnish. There are bearings on each side of the swing arm,these can become fouled with dirt over time making the flap slow to operate . Peter Bowers at Bower Power in Sydney is the guy to get it repaired at.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 16 Aug, 2017 12:01 pm

Over the weekend, I took my manual gearbox out of my finnie.

It was shifting well, but the input and output bearings were making a bit of noise on idle etc.
It was extremely dirty, but after 5 serves with rigwash, it came out very clean. Dropped the oil plug which revealed nothing but clean ATF.
Looks like the front gearbox seal was leaking, there was a crust of oil and clutch dust...

Once clean, I cannot believe how good it looks. Nothing is built like 50+ year old Mercedes parts!
Turns out that grease is an awesome preserver :laughing6:

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 12:00 am

Fitted this to a 2007 CLK280.
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It's a M272/M273 Thermostat.

To fit it the airpump needs to be removed as well as one of the serpentine belt pulley.

2 Bolts hold it on. The pump hose is held on by a spring clip..

Lost 3 litres of coolant doing the job. Replaced with the genuine stuff.
Hour and half job.

The kicker.
Faulty thermostat throws a code.
You need a scanner / reset device to reset the error code.

Also changed a HID headlight bulb on the CLK. Not that difficult - older type of HID bulb.
$122.00 at the stealership or $60.00 at soopercheep
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sun 15 Oct, 2017 8:44 pm

After timing chain guide / tensioner / oil gallery tubes replacement (Alan Lennox Motors), drove to Sydney and back last week. Great drive, not exciting but provided plenty of thinking time. And for enjoying the most powerful and responsive engine I've owned. Nice to accelerate UP hills for a change.

Reliability? Wiper arm stopped halfway through sweep (lucky it was the driver's side, so the arms didn't collide). Lucky the rain stopped quickly, and thinking the worst I drove to John Tsolakis at MB Classic Star at Greenacre, hoping for....something. Thanks to John for helping me out, unannounced, close to the end of what looked like a busy day. Turned out to be a loose nut, but still a Big Thank You, John, for taking the time out to help.
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