Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

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Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Wed 09 Aug, 2017 6:00 am

Hi all,

after a while I'm coming back to the forum with some news.

My car, now named Fritz (such a male german name hahaha) is now in my house, so I will have more time to mess around with him.

I have post some works done on the car last year but as it was on my brother's garage, I didn't have the time to go there and work on there car.

Leaving the old home
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New home
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Wed 09 Aug, 2017 6:22 am

First of all I wash the Benz. It's incredible the amount of dirt that fell from where the fenders and A pillar meet.

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Then I put the gas tank, which I had removed to clean and have a paint with the tank protector last year.
I also remove an aluminium baffle that goes between te tank and the exaust. I have to clean it and reinstall it.

I also change most of the fuel lines in the engine compartment and the ones on the tank.

So, now I am going forward with this project, I want to put it on the road before spring.

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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby T-Modell » Wed 09 Aug, 2017 4:35 pm

HI,
good luck with your project! ... seems some of your spare time of the next months/years is booked now :laughing6:
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Wed 09 Aug, 2017 11:55 pm

T-Modell wrote:HI,
good luck with your project! ... seems some of your spare time of the next months/years is booked now :laughing6:
Thomas


Hahaha yes it is...I would say a few years.

Well, last night I changed the diff oil, I think that less than a liter came out of the car. I also replace the vacuum lines (this car has a diesel OM617 engine in it) which looked very old and dirty.

Does any one know which is the correct size of the greasing nipples of this car ?. The two on the diff are missing and I have to change some on the front suspension.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby Mercmad » Thu 10 Aug, 2017 9:08 am

The diff only take just over a liter of oil generally so if it has less than a liter be prepared to take the whole thing out and replace the oil seals and flexi boot. Are you going to keep the Diesel engine in him ?
The grease nipples are a standard size. If you see your local mercedes dealer you might get lucky and find they have old stock. I replace them on cars i work on that i have never seen before because they will be blocked or broken. 6 mm I think.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby Bartman4800 » Thu 10 Aug, 2017 12:05 pm

+1 on the grease nipples, all the ones I have seen and replaced so far are 6mm

Cheapest option is to buy a metric grease nipple kit on fleabay.

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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 12:53 am

Mercmad wrote:The diff only take just over a liter of oil generally so if it has less than a liter be prepared to take the whole thing out and replace the oil seals and flexi boot. Are you going to keep the Diesel engine in him ?
The grease nipples are a standard size. If you see your local mercedes dealer you might get lucky and find they have old stock. I replace them on cars i work on that i have never seen before because they will be blocked or broken. 6 mm I think.


I put almost 2 liters on the diff, the oil didn't reach the filling hole but when I put my finger inside I noticed that it was very close to the hole. I thought it takes 1.8 liters but I 've seen information on the web that says it has 2.5 liters of capacity. I didn't see any leaks on the floor, but once it starts to run I'll check it again.

My plan is to change the engine, someday, and put an M116 or M117 V8, I have read that these engines will fit on the car with no major problems (not the 5.6), but I have a lot to work to do first. I am concerned about rust on the car structure, I've seen some cars like these or W108s in which the "tail" has felt. Which points on the car should I check to be aware of this proble ?.

I will take out one of the nipples of the front suspension to check the size and buy new ones, unfortunately my Mercedes stealership here in Uruguay won't be of any help.

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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 12:54 am

Bartman4800 wrote:+1 on the grease nipples, all the ones I have seen and replaced so far are 6mm

Cheapest option is to buy a metric grease nipple kit on fleabay.

Bart


thanks Bart. Tomorrow I will get them.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 1:03 am

By the way, I have another question, the steereing box needs lubrication, am I right ?.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby Mercmad » Fri 11 Aug, 2017 8:17 am

No the Steering box is lubricated by the Steering fluid ( ATF Dexron III) .Do not try to adjust it etc in the car!. The coupling between the shaft and the steering column is a failure point though. As for rust ,you need to spend a couple of hours going over the car from one end to the other . They rust anywhere.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 12:18 am

Mercmad wrote:No the Steering box is lubricated by the Steering fluid ( ATF Dexron III) .Do not try to adjust it etc in the car!. The coupling between the shaft and the steering column is a failure point though. As for rust ,you need to spend a couple of hours going over the car from one end to the other . They rust anywhere.


Thanks a lot Mercmad, I appreciate your feedback a lot.
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Re: Putting Fritz back on the road - 280 SE Coupe

Postby sebada » Tue 15 Aug, 2017 8:19 am

More work done on the car.....

Reinstall de heat baffle or whatever is called, but before I did some cleaning with a wire brush attached to a drill.
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This is how it looks in the car.
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I also put the fuel screen in the tank...
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..with the special tool hahaha
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