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#1
Shop / Re: Cars and their parts for S...
Last post by sutekh - Yesterday at 03:52 PM
Hi there. I don't see the pics, but maybe it's just me. What colors are the interiors? Id be interested in a trans kick-down solenoid and the climate wood surround if either are uncracked. Thanks!
#2
Test Drive / Re: Australian 6.9 sales
Last post by Neil4speed - Yesterday at 11:43 AM
I could not be further from you in Canada, but love reading of your catalog of 6.9's in Australia. Thanks for sharing.
#3
Mechanicals / Re: Fuel Economy
Last post by adamb - 04 December 2022, 05:22 PM
My 1977 6.9 with the standard engine - best 17 miles per imperial gallon, worst 9 mpg. Averages 13-14 mpg. For the record, my main family transport is an electric Dutch "Mama Fiets" with two child seats.

#4
Test Drive / Re: Mercedes Classics with Pie...
Last post by adamb - 04 December 2022, 05:15 PM
Yes saw this and thought it was a good angle on the 116
#5
Shop / Re: Cars and their parts for S...
Last post by JasonP2 - 04 December 2022, 03:39 PM
I apologize everybody, I had a "life event" take me away from this place. I'm back now, and the situation with the cars remains the same.
I attached some pictures here based on your requests.

Quote from: thegreg92 on 19 January 2021, 07:41 PMI'm looking for the black plastic trim pieces behind the USA front bumper. Part numbers are 116 880 01 44 and 0244. Do you have these?
Here's q

#6
Test Drive / Re: Australian 6.9 sales
Last post by nathan - 04 December 2022, 07:35 AM
along with the brown unregistered one i put up on the last page, the seller reportedly had this one. I have no details barring a FB post noting a chap had bought it.  It was in Lismore reportedly and got submerged in the horrendous floods.  If its as bad as the interior looks, I cant imagine much could have been saved on this one.
#7
Test Drive / Re: Australian 6.9 sales
Last post by nathan - 04 December 2022, 07:22 AM
I note the round about of #6032 continues (see earlier), this must be the 4th or 5th time ive seen it advertised in the last few years.  The silver green, they want 40k on carsales. Its done 3km since last year according to the odometer pictures!  Doesnt look bad, but odd...
#8
Test Drive / Re: Australian 6.9 sales
Last post by nathan - 04 December 2022, 07:19 AM
so #5899 has popped up in the ACT, not a common spot for 6.9s despite our former prime minister owning a 116 during his tenure.  Silver on blue, its an auction site so not sure on finishing price.  An australian Lanes (Melbourne) delivered car, it has 198,000km on it.  The car is tidy, not mint but relatively low kms. It has seome very deep blue door cards which look like they probably did when new.  It has a round suspension knob of interest, otherwise nothing out of the ordinary and the website gives little details.
#9
Mechanicals / Re: Fuel Economy
Last post by goldacre - 03 December 2022, 09:00 PM
My 1979 450SEL (4.5 ltr) low compression Australian delived car on its best run was 13.1 litres per 100 klm on a 45 degrees Celsius day (damn hot) AC on and cruising at 100kph and was very happy with that.

On other runs where traffic driving, freeways etc it ranges from 14 liters to 18 liters per 100klm.

I find using the low octane fuel which is reported to be 91 octane increases consumption by 1 ltr per 100klm from experience but do run hi octane at 98 on long trips when weather is hot but have been told would need to tweak engine timing to get full benefit? Slightly more advanced apparently?

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#10
Test Drive / Mercedes Classics with Pierre ...
Last post by gurrier - 03 December 2022, 03:05 PM
Interesting video on the W116