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Mechanicals / Re: Rear End Alignment
« Last post by TJ 450 on Today at 05:23 AM »
The idea is that the alignment will need to be adjusted once the new bushings begin to compress, which is the settling component.

It might also be a disclaimer where the job has been a half-arsed one too.

To be honest though, I never had to do this and my car still tracks straight and feels right on the road. The tyres are wearing evenly too.

Tim
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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by tcj on Today at 04:35 AM »
ISBN is 978-1092819220
With this number every bookshop in the world should be able to get this book.

regards,
Thomas
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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by floyd111 on Today at 04:21 AM »
I would think it's also a good thing for yourself to have a second platform for selling your book. I will patiently wait for that day.
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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by bskoehling on Today at 01:13 AM »
Good luck with your book! :)

Is there another way to obtain it that does not make me an an active partner to speeding up the end of the world by paying Bezos?
Hahaha, I know, what you mean. Unfortunately, this is the only way to get the book
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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by Pete49 on Yesterday at 11:34 PM »
Just purchased the e-book version. nice info so far. Thanks for writing it and making it available in both formats.
Pete
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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by floyd111 on Yesterday at 09:00 PM »
Good luck with your book! :)

Is there another way to obtain it that does not make me an an active partner to speeding up the end of the world by paying Bezos?
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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Fire extinguisher
« Last post by floyd111 on Yesterday at 08:50 PM »
What Daniel said :)

While I have the "real deal" in the car (checked and serviced, too) I also have a spare unit in the trunk. For me it's more of a legal necessity than anything else, as many European countries that I travel to require cars to carry a fire extinguisher at all times (along with spare bulbs, fuses, first aid kit, warning triangle and hi-vis vest).

While K-Jets are not known to spontaneously self-combust like D-Jets, diesels probably even less so, it's a cheap "peace of mind" thing.

If you want the original thing they're reasonably plentiful on German eBay. About 150eur should get you a good example with holder (haggle hard).

A modern version of the same Minimax extinguisher, less W116 specific holder, is available for under 30eur. It's called the PU-1G: https://www.minimax-mobile-shop.com/Feuerloescher/Pulver-Kompakt-Feuerloescher/Pulver-Kompaktfeuerloescher-PU-1-G-1-kg::1.html

You have a checked and serviced Minimax in your car?? I did not know such was even possible..

About those Minimaxes, I have said it many times.. You can not ship them, unless it's ground transport. Ocean costs 1000usd for packing and Air is illegal.

If you start cold-calling dumps around the country, you're bound to find one. I found 3 in 1 day, just mailing random dumps in Holland. All were super cheap, around 10 to 30 euros on average. It's not that they don't exist in abundance. It's just a thing dumps don't bother advertising, because they are unaware anyone would ever be interested. I just wish I had known this, because I only found out after years of searching, haggling and struggling. Now I have too many of them, haha!
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Mechanicals / Re: Rear End Alignment
« Last post by floyd111 on Yesterday at 08:48 PM »
I can't judge the ride height thing, for that is illegal here, but in all my years of visiting alignment shops I have never seen any issue worth mentioning. The computer will tell you what the error is, before and after. If you're in the 0.05% area, you should be fine.
My cars go up a 20-25% slope mountain road, 3 miles long, with endless zig-zags, twice a day, and it's concrete, in a pretty abysmal shape. On top of that I fancy myself a rally driver so, despite the 1200ft drop along the road, i race that thing up and down as fast as physically possible. Naturally, it causes masses of wear and tear, so i am constantly changing large and small essential suspension parts, as well as drive shafts and steering racks. Each time, when changing front end parts like that, an alignment is required.
In 14 years of living like this, I have never seen my front end requiring alignment due to whatever kind of "wear and tear". If I add the other 50 cars I raced in some 40 countries, I can only conclude the same thing. Unless I hit something hard like a road shoulder, a massive pothole at high speed, the wheels stay where they should be. There has never been any issue with "setting of new parts", or any alignment that was poorly done. The computer don't lie, and laser is  pretty precise. All of that in a country where it's a national sport for mechanics to do most things in life things as uninterested, untrained and unmotivated as they can away with.. cynically spoken. (just crashed and totaled my CRV for a second time in 3 months because of failing brake lines in the hands of yet another retarded mechanic) So if the car mechanics here are indeed too mentally backwards to fix a simple brake line, doing the alignment perfectly must be a walk in the park.
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Mechanicals / Re: 1980 W116 300SD gauges stopped working
« Last post by jtwoods4 on Yesterday at 07:37 PM »
Awesome thank you
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Mechanicals / Re: 1980 W116 300SD gauges stopped working
« Last post by Alec300SD on Yesterday at 07:33 PM »
Yes, but can be had for less here:
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