350 SL Steering Components

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350 SL Steering Components

Post by iank » Fri 06 Jul, 2018 3:44 pm

Good'ay All,

Does anyone have some "smarts" on the steering on the 350SL? My Steering Coupler is "past it" in so much as (what looks like) the rubbers in the coupler frame have collapsed/disappeared. Can the rubbers be replaced? It looks as though there are "speed clips" holding the sections of the coupler together, which seems to indicate it can be serviced(?)

Also, whether I am looking for replacement rubbers, or a new Coupler, any suggestions as to where/whom to look to? I have not had need for any parts since our wonderful sponsor closed their Spares department! (I certainly am missing you already, John and Sandra.)

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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by Henry Schuman » Mon 09 Jul, 2018 3:45 am

You can buy the bushings on Flea Bay if not available in your country and or NEW Couplers go for 40.00 - 195.00 U.S.

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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by iank » Wed 11 Jul, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi Henry,

Many thanks for your information. I will check it out! Certainly a wide range of prices on "Flea Bay".

In due course I will post how I get on.

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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by iank » Wed 01 Aug, 2018 5:28 pm

I have now picked up a good used Steering Coupler locally from Rob at MercBits in Huntingdale Vic.

Now I just need to make time to swap it in - maybe next week???
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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by John Green » Thu 02 Aug, 2018 9:21 am

New bushes are $11.00 each, I would rebuild the old one as the used one will be the same age as the one that has failed.
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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by CraigB » Thu 02 Aug, 2018 12:10 pm

As per earlier comment i checked fleabay and could only find complete units at $326! Anyone know the part number for the bushes - sounds like the way to go.
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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by Henry Schuman » Thu 02 Aug, 2018 9:57 pm

CraigB wrote:
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 12:10 pm
As per earlier comment i checked fleabay and could only find complete units at $326! Anyone know the part number for the bushes - sounds like the way to go.
1114620165

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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by John Green » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:01 am

Henry Schuman wrote:
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 9:57 pm
CraigB wrote:
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 12:10 pm
As per earlier comment i checked fleabay and could only find complete units at $326! Anyone know the part number for the bushes - sounds like the way to go.
1114620165
It is worth noting that it was only the early W107's and W116's that had the interchangeable bushes. On the later cars you have to buy the entire assembly. How's that for progress?
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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by Henry Schuman » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:48 pm

John Green wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:01 am
Henry Schuman wrote:
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 9:57 pm
CraigB wrote:
Thu 02 Aug, 2018 12:10 pm
As per earlier comment i checked fleabay and could only find complete units at $326! Anyone know the part number for the bushes - sounds like the way to go.
1114620165
It is worth noting that it was only the early W107's and W116's that had the interchangeable bushes. On the later cars you have to buy the entire assembly. How's that for progress?
You can include Early 115 Chasis also .

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Re: 350 SL Steering Components

Post by iank » Tue 14 Aug, 2018 4:49 pm

Many thanks for the recent posts. I have noted your comments John, and appreciate where you are coming from. However as the (newer) coupler I have bought is the "sealed"type (no replaceable bushes), appears in "as new" order, and . . . . . I have just finished fitting it to the car, I will leave it there for now. I have noted the p/n for the Bushes and at a mere $11.00 each, intend to obtain a couple, and rebuild the original coupler, to keep "on the shelf" for the future!! [ Don't suppose you still have any stock, do you, John? ]

Again,I so appreciate all the help you blokes give "mugs" like me.

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