I am a new MB owner, new to this site and new to Australia. From Ireland, mostly had E30's (BMW's) - even drove an 81 all the way across to Sydney from Perth when I was here last on holiday.
So my big problem...
I found a fantastic W126 1985, 220,000kms, 280SE. I've been going on a tune up rampage - I was hoping to travel up the North West Coast from Perth.
So replaced the 6 spark plugs (won't tell you how bad they were and how hard they were to remove!!!), oil and oil filter, brake pads front and rear, internal globes, dash globes, front seat removal for spring repair, interior carpet removal for cleaning and coolant flush.
So I was feeling pretty happy with the car and then this afternoon when I set off to the local dump to dispose of my spent fluids I found myself bouncing down the road???
From my online searches - I'm guessing it's the Spheres in the rear (I think it's SLS in the rear and standard up front) that have gone. Has anyone here had that problem? If so how did you over come it? Is it easy enough to replace the system with normal type shocks? Or is it better to replace the Spheres? I'd prefer to replace.
The car has the M110 engine and I've noticed the belt B - for the power steering pump??? is not connected - however the PS works just fine - I've already picked up a belt.
If you have any knowledge of this problem - please let me know - if you have a 'How To' guide on Sphere replacement - that would be a great help - I'm a backpacker with not a huge skill under the bonnet but always up for problem solving.
Does anyone know how to reduce the Rev's - she was idling at 1500 rpms pre oil and spark change but has now dropped to 1000 rpms - still a little high IMO - was hoping to achieve 800 rpms - any suggestions on how to get it down?
Also the high beam on the passenger side is not working - I've change out the bulbs (and double checked on the working side) - the right side comes on and the dash light works - I just can't seem to figure it out.
My gear selector does not light up at night (I keep putting on the interior light to find my gears) does anyone know if these light up - it appears to be some form of fiber optic - but the previous owner seems to have snapped it in two at some point.
Any help - or advice would be greatly received