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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Mon 06 Apr, 2015 11:53 am

Yes, family friends come along for the ride as the comfort level has increased.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Pete49 » Mon 06 Apr, 2015 1:25 pm

Me I just spent the weekend with a frustrating vac problem on my 300TD with no results. Might be time to have a beer or seven and look to tomorrow :dance:
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Alsclk » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 7:10 pm

Thought I had better get the old girl checked out and do some preventative maintenance -

Replace timing chain, tensioner and upper rails
full service
R&R steering box, replace seals
New front shocks, Bilstein
Replace power steering belts
Replace fuel hose at filter
Adjust front wheel bearings

and retro fit Cruise Control !!!!!!!

It drove very well before but now is awesome, there is no creep or loss of speed on incline or decline on the cruise, just love it and now have the peace of mind regarding the timing chain.

Had a bit of trim work done as well, next

Rear suspension tidy up, small leak from trans housing, get aircon checked and central locking fixed

Did I say I love my cruiser :dance:
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by JamesE430 » Fri 17 Apr, 2015 5:51 am

Hi all, not new to the forum but with the taptalk feature on the phone will now be more active.

Yesterday I put a new exhaust on my 2000 W210 e430 with chrome tips.

Looks great, sounds even better!

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Sat 02 May, 2015 4:51 pm

The water jets for the windscreen were getting blocked so I gave them a good clean out.

Typical of a W140 is has to have more than average car it has thre sets. Left, centre and right.

All the jets are wired for some reason. Might be for de-icing I would assume as Nelson was UK delivered.

They were pretty badly blocked so I soaked the jets with some throttle body cleaner and now they're as go as new.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 02 May, 2015 7:06 pm

Giles wrote:...All the jets are wired for some reason. Might be for de-icing I would assume as Nelson was UK delivered...
Heated washer nozzles have long been standard fitment on all MBs. Our 124 has them and I think our 201s have them as well.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Sat 02 May, 2015 7:30 pm

Greg in Oz wrote:
Giles wrote:...All the jets are wired for some reason. Might be for de-icing I would assume as Nelson was UK delivered...
Heated washer nozzles have long been standard fitment on all MBs. Our 124 has them and I think our 201s have them as well.
Well there you go, this was the first time I'd actually had to remove one/three to unblock it. What years are your cars Greg?

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 02 May, 2015 8:35 pm

Giles wrote:
Greg in Oz wrote:
Giles wrote:...All the jets are wired for some reason. Might be for de-icing I would assume as Nelson was UK delivered...
Heated washer nozzles have long been standard fitment on all MBs. Our 124 has them and I think our 201s have them as well.
Well there you go, this was the first time I'd actually had to remove one/three to unblock it. What years are your cars Greg?

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The 300TE and 190E Sportline are 1990 and the auto 190E is 1992. Just had a look and they all have heated washer nozzles. I haven't checked the 2.3-16 but I expect it will also have heated nozzles. I don't think they are heated in the SLC. As far as what was optional for cold climates, I have seen 124s with coils in the washer bottles to thaw them (using engine coolant).
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Sat 02 May, 2015 9:13 pm

With the high calcium content with our local water, it doesn't surprise me that once heated, they'll soon get blocked.

Seems like I should switch to distiller water.

Any idea on how they function? Not likely ever to encounter freezing conditions locally.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by AMGC36 » Sun 03 May, 2015 10:29 am

Hi
How is your supply of rain water
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by markb » Sun 03 May, 2015 6:13 pm

Installed new front upper control arms and rubbers...good thing I decided to rotate the tyres, as my rear brake pads were almost down to the metal, thus replacement was added to list of today's jobs. Even my battery tray got a lick of paint, as it is easier to get to the inner bolt of the control arm with the battery and tray out. Good couple of hours work :occasion5:
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Post by John Green » Sun 03 May, 2015 8:35 pm

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Post by Greg in Oz » Sun 10 May, 2015 11:27 pm

Pulled the engine and transmission from the red parts car. Transmission is needed to replace the dead one in son's blue-black car. Figured it was incentive to pull engine as well and meant a little less time spent working under car. Job was made easier by being able to cut away unnecessary (smashed) bodywork at front of parts car. Was amazed that I managed to disconnect everything and didn't get engine half way out only to find something still connected.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by pva68 » Mon 11 May, 2015 12:01 am

Today I fitted a remote electric door actuator to the drivers door of my W114 coupe. Now I have a remote to unlock the drivers door and the cars own vacuum central locking will do the rest. :)
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Post by markb » Wed 13 May, 2015 7:30 pm

Drove the bl**dy thing 30klms. in the pouring rain without wipers on 80 & 100 klm/h freeways ! (Bit hard to stop) :banghead:

Luckily they had only stopped due to poor contact on the fuse, so a quick wiggle and all working again, once I arrived at work.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 19 May, 2015 5:28 pm

Changed injector seals plus new valve cover gasket and spark plug hole seals on W202.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by edenning » Thu 28 May, 2015 10:28 am

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Arrived back yesterday from a few days in Clare. Got the last of the bundts on the car with the polished lip, hardtop on and oil change done a few days earlier. It was a 500 km round trip (furthest trip away from home in my ownership) and the car ran like a dream. Sampled lots of nice wine and enjoyed great weather.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 28 May, 2015 11:37 am

I cleaned and rebuilt my Solex carburetors on my Finnie Sedan.

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Post by Beamer » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 9:36 pm

Bought it and drove it home (Sydney-Adelaide).
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Post by CraigB » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 9:48 pm

That looks fantastic - i hope it wasn't given away but good luck to you if it was!
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Lance » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 10:37 pm

Well not today but yesterday, drove to Portarlington and back with the family, and it didn't skip a beat.
Finally after 6 months of hard work it's now running the way it should, and I enjoyed every minute of it. And thanks for advice from forum members.
Maybe I should post a list of all the things I have done, but it will take a while, but it hasn't cost much because I have done it all myself.
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Post by ansteadeh » Thu 11 Jun, 2015 7:11 am

Good one Lance. I took my 114 coupe for a long highway drive on the public holiday Monday just gone. Although it is hard to get used to the high revs on the highway, I'm sure this is still a 100-120 MPH car. Speedo is in MPH. 3200RPM @ 60 MPH(100klm/hr) compared to my 204 diesel @1300RPM same speed. Fuel consumption is a moot point. It can use as much as it likes!!

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Lance » Thu 11 Jun, 2015 9:56 pm

My fuel consumption was 10.5 l/100km, is that good?
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Thu 11 Jun, 2015 10:33 pm

Lance wrote:My fuel consumption was 10.5 l/100km, is that good?
That's very good. You are allowed to press the right pedal.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by grantie2009 » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 6:31 pm

got a box of goodies from the site sponser earlier this week so now the rear callipers are o/hauled and back in the vehicle, cannibalised 2 power aerials to make one that works, removed, cleaned and repainted battery tray then reinstalled. also gave ignition barrel a good dose of graphite powder and replaced the plastic surround for the barrel as it was in 3 pieces when i got the car. Will get to drive it one day :pray:
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by CraigB » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 7:05 pm

That's very good lance for an M110, but interesting too that you have the 5 spd and overdrive that all the masses of auto M110's don't have. What is your diff ratio? I think my W116 was the common 3.69 or something like that, and was a 4 spd manual. But i wouldn't have wanted to go taller chasing fuel economy and loss of performance, seemed pretty right. But i think i started at something like over 20l/100 with a poorly matched holley carb, then to about 17 on dedicated lpg then to about 14 after removing restrictive mufflers which also gave it a huge performance boost - so i reckon 10.5 is pretty good - lighter in the 114 too of course. But the experience always makes me suspicious of mufflers when a car is new to me.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 7:24 pm

Lance wrote:My fuel consumption was 10.5 l/100km, is that good?

Considering these cars were designed not with the fuel economy in mind that's a good figure. - i.e. pre 1973 petrol price shock

I was paying 39 cents a gallon - around 9 cents a litre around 1970

The fuel economy on my 1971 HG Holden 186 traumagic was shocking. Nowhere near your 10.5 per 100.
Around town I was lucky to get 20 - 25 litres per hundred and 17 - 18 on a country trip.
This was when the car was new. I kept taking the car back to the stealership complaining of the poor fuel economy.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Lance » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 10:00 pm

A bit of a change from the fuel guzzling problem I had a while ago!
Another ECU and a new water temperature sensor fixed that.
I assume it has the standard diff ratio in it, as you say it is probably due to the manual and overdrive.
That's the good news, the bad news is I found serious wear on the exhaust camshaft when I went to adjust the valve clearances, but I will see if I can mange it with regular oil changes until I could be bothered fixing it. Funny thing is the inlet looks unworn.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 10:11 pm

(a) Changed the drag-link and idler bush on the W202.
It took me 4 days - not because it was a hard job but I kept getting interrupted.
If you are going to do this job get a proper ball joint tool - either the Genuine Me4rcedes one or one of the ebay ones as in the image. Using a basher splitter type leaves room for problems.
When I checked the old draglink on the bench I found 3 out of 4 of the ball joints are cactus.
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Get a tool like this or the original Benz one.
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(b) The wipers on the W210 have been giving me grief since I owned the car. The intermittent function works off the rain sensing windscreen - it's always been erratic.
Not long ago I bought a new wiper blade for the W202. I bought it at the stealership after mucking about with replacement blades and "aero" wipers.
The cost of the MB blade was not substantially more expensive than the ebay Bosch ones and actually cheaper than the proper Bosch "aero" one.
Since the W202 was laid up and it has been raining, I took the new W202 wiper and installed it one the W210. Magically all the erratic issues went away and the wiper does a terrific job.
The W210 wiper is slightly longer than the W202 but fits O.K. - actually you can't notice the difference.
I'll be down to the Stealership tomorrow to get one for the W210.
The stealership OEM is SWF (Valeo) brand.
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After 15 to 20 years the springing on the wiper assembly wears down and doesn't do the job properly. I wouldn't bother just changing out blades - just buy the whole thing.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 12:07 pm

+1 on those ball joint separators.

I have had one like in the picture.
I have been using it for 8 years now. Usually use the rattle gun on it for splitting
Never damaged a ball joint (seal or thread), never not came apart.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 6:02 pm

You need to exert some pressure on the tool to get the all joint to seperate.
A rattle gun will do it or as I used a breaker bar. The ball joint makes a bang
When it finally comes apart - all of a sudden.
A short spanner or socket handle needs some real energy to get the job done.
If you use two hammers either side of the joint bed and give them a few whacks
in conjunction it makes the job a little easier Sometimes just doing this breaks
The ball joint apart
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Another girl joins the C114 Strip Club

Post by Giles » Wed 08 Jul, 2015 3:08 pm

Let me introduce Marilyn, the latest girl to join Strip Club C114.

She only on a short term contract. She's going topless this week and the lads are coming over for some hands on to assist in getting her gear off.

She has to make way for the next project so she won't be around for long.

There's not a lot of life left in her but the drivers door is going on the rally coupe so I can have a quarter window. Someone needs my series 2 door and mirror so it's good timing. The diff has a home to go to as well as the sunroof. BYO angle grinder for that one.

Should be an eventful weekend, will post photos of the event.
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Post by ansteadeh » Wed 08 Jul, 2015 7:44 pm

Shame u r over WA Giles. I'd be interested in that motor

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Post by Giles » Wed 08 Jul, 2015 7:53 pm

ansteadeh wrote:Shame u r over WA Giles. I'd be interested in that motor
When I first got it there was water streaming out half way along the exhaust. So I'm not too sure how health she was.

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Post by ansteadeh » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 1:38 pm

oh yes it could very well be corroded head. Although the manifold studs do go right into the water jackets on 2 or 3 of the studs and could just be that a stud is corroded. these motors are just so hard to come by these days

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 5:10 pm

ansteadeh wrote:oh yes it could very well be corroded head. Although the manifold studs do go right into the water jackets on 2 or 3 of the studs and could just be that a stud is corroded. these motors are just so hard to come by these days
I'm going to pull it and get to the bottom of the issue. I haven't been under the car to see exactly where the water was coming from. It may well be something different as it at least ran, just lost a lot of water quickly. It could even have been leaking from the heater box.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by CraigB » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 6:13 pm

from inside of exhaust or off the exhaust? just thinking welsh plug spurting water and running down exhaust? Only say that as a thought for the back of your mind while looking.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Thu 09 Jul, 2015 8:44 pm

CraigB wrote:from inside of exhaust or off the exhaust? just thinking welsh plug spurting water and running down exhaust? Only say that as a thought for the back of your mind while looking.
Thanks Craig, this week the car gets deleted so I shall take a look to see where it was coming from.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Giles » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 2:48 pm

One less in the Fostered Fleet as the W210 E55 has found a new home.
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Almost time to find something else or I'll just have to wait another 3 weeks until the next W114 arrives.

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Post by CraigB » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 10:50 pm

Did you enjoy the e55 Giles? Any horror parts prices etc? Odd stuff hard to fix? I'm sure there are others like me where the thought had crossed their minds given some of the cheap asking prices...... but i just worry about potential disasters.
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Post by Giles » Mon 20 Jul, 2015 11:08 pm

CraigB wrote:Did you enjoy the e55 Giles? Any horror parts prices etc? Odd stuff hard to fix? I'm sure there are others like me where the thought had crossed their minds given some of the cheap asking prices...... but i just worry about potential disasters.
The E55 was a only ever going to be a fix the boot and flip.

I knew its recent history and it was very similar to try wife's E430 except when you put the boot in. For sure there the front rotors to concern yourself with but the prices on these things offsets their cost if you buy right.

Bloody cheap brutal car if you want my opinion.

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Post by Mercmad » Tue 21 Jul, 2015 11:13 pm

One or two 6.3 owning mates in the USA have E55's which they pick up cheap. They are too old for the trendy set who prefer new cars,and not old enough or too complicated for the enthusiast types but there are those who love them and spend lots of time keeping them on the road .

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Post by pva68 » Thu 13 Aug, 2015 3:25 pm

Today I replaced the roof seals on my W114 coupe. This is the seal that runs over the top of the door window and passenger window.

The old seal just pulled out and the new one sits in a groove with a small lip at both sides to hold it in. It was a simple task taken slowly and carefuly. I am very happy with the result.

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Post by Greg in Oz » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:36 am

Displayed my 500SLC along with other Classic Rally Club members' cars (including Steve's 220S) at the Shannons Sydney Classic at Sydney Motorsport Park. My 500SLC was wearing nice new tyres as the old rears weren't fit for further use following a run at Mountainview Hillclimb near Grafton at the conclusion of the recent Clarence Classic Rally (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49eOO_eNGOA). I have opted for some very sticky rubber this time after fitting the same tyres to my 2.3-16 recently.
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Post by Jader1973 » Tue 03 Nov, 2015 6:11 pm

I got it out the garage (once it broke free of the seized on brakes) and washed it for the first time in a while.

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Now I need to properly unseized the brakes (the rears squeal when reversing even if I am not pressing the pedal) and get it someplace for a brake rebuild I think.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by brother benz68 » Thu 05 Nov, 2015 12:52 pm

Jader1973 wrote:I got it out the garage (once it broke free of the seized on brakes) and washed it for the first time in a while.

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Now I need to properly unseized the brakes (the rears squeal when reversing even if I am not pressing the pedal) and get it someplace for a brake rebuild I think.

Looks like a very nice and tidy car Jader1973. Good luck with the brakes.

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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by metrofarm » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 6:07 pm

After a long health related break I found myself actually working on one of the gang

1. Fixed front passenger door lock which kept auto-locking every time the door was closed and could only be opened by the inside handle. My central locking has failed and the actuator was stuck in the down position. A simple lift and 'click' up and the problem of an auto-locking door is fixed. A nice easy job that makes the car much nicer to use. Will have to look into the vacuum system for the central locking at some later point.

2. Replaced Sony mechless head-unit, which despite the manual assuring me, could not have the most annoying beeping chime turned off every time the ignition was turned off. Very un w123 and visually inappropriate. Replaced by a Becker 599 that I pulled from my w108.

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Much better suited visually and no annoying chimes.

3. Replaced various ventilation control lightbulbs. Can't locate the single bulb in octopus that lights the switches above the ventilation controls though.

4. Re-sprayed the air cleaner cover and brake vacuum booster in satin black.

5. Started to feel the vibe and washed the car.

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Post by tips » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 6:14 pm

Drove it to the MB Parramatta golf day where it got to sit in the car park with about 60 of its younger and older siblings. It was like Merc creshe' ..... :dance:
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Post by AMG » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 10:06 am

Took Stella for a run to Spanners & Sausages. found out I have now got a dud power steeting fanbelt, and it's the inner one... :Doh: , squeals like a stuck pig on startup. ahh another one for the 'to-do' list.
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Re: What did you do to your benz today?

Post by Lance » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 7:30 pm

Had a day off so went for a drive along the great ocean road, lunch in Lorne, then on to Cumberland River and back home.
It's no sports car but a lot of fun driving on the limit around the corners, tyre squeal at moderate speed!
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