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#1
Shop / 6.9 transmission
Last post by raueda1 - Today at 11:47 AM
Need to be rid of it.  This is a "franken-transmission" hybrid comprised of:

  > an allegedly working junkyard transmission and
  > parts out of my original transmission prior to rebuilding a few years ago.

It was completely reassembled by my transmission guy after my rebuild and is complete (not a box of parts).  It wasn't tested and probably needs new bands, so I'd consider it either for parts or as core to rebuild.  Asking $300.  Would consider delivery to UT, CA, NV and northern NM and AZ but no freight/shipping.  PLease PM me for more info and save it from the dumpster!  Thanks and cheers,
#2
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by Jan S - Today at 09:03 AM
Quote from: ptashek on Yesterday at 05:08 PM
Quote from: Jan S on Yesterday at 02:37 PMMercedes Benz Museum and Classic Center, Fellbach - here he comes!

Remember that under museum rules, you are allowed to park your classic right in front of the entrance in Stuttgart.
There is a designated area, not far from the statue of Fangio.

See here for details: https://forum.w116.org/test-drive/best-parking-spot-in-stuttgart/

Revilla already used my tip, and with success :)

YES!!! I saw that on their homepage ... I love those sort of privileges  ;D 
#3
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by Jan S - Today at 06:36 AM
Quote from: mrkozzy on Today at 05:15 AMI would have thought the absolute best "tool" or "back-up" you can take with you would be
Breakdown Assistance Coverage or AA or whatever its called in Norway.

(Try https://www.vikingassistance.no/)  or something similar. They would have Europe wide coverage.

I've got the top cover on my Benz and I use it at least once a year.  Anything from a flat battery to a breakdown last year. My car was put on a Flatbed tow truck and delivered to my home over 200 kilometers away from where it stopped. Turns out the trigger points had fouled.  They sent my wife and I home in a Taxi! (2 hours 45 minutes - no charge)

I even get 1 nights accommodation in a budget hotel if I'm too far away. Whilst you may be prepared and carry a trunk full of spares, its the one spare you Don't carry that will leave you stranded.

Enjoy the trip.


Yes, I have Oldtimer Insurance and 24/7 Road Assistance. I used it once - a shot fuel injection relay resulted in an unpleasant ride on a flatbed tow truck for 1 hour :'(  (took me a few weeks to identify the shot ice cube relay).
#4
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by Jan S - Today at 06:26 AM
Quote from: revilla on Today at 12:15 AMI can confirm about the privilege to park just in front the museum!
We did the museum, the classic center, the guided tour of the Sindelfingen assembly plant and the Motor World (including a quick tour of the nicely decorated hotel rooms, google that to see).
Have a nice and safe trip.
Ps.: so your "low" temp issue, was it finally what I thought? Your temperature sensor on top of the engine?


Sounds great, look forward to it!

Yes, engine coolant temp sensor was shot, you were right (https://forum.w116.org/mechanicals/6-9-k-jetronic-rough-and-high-idle-cold-start/msg152650/#msg152650)
#5
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by mrkozzy - Today at 05:15 AM
I would have thought the absolute best "tool" or "back-up" you can take with you would be
Breakdown Assistance Coverage or AA or whatever its called in Norway.

(Try https://www.vikingassistance.no/)  or something similar. They would have Europe wide coverage.

I've got the top cover on my Benz and I use it at least once a year.  Anything from a flat battery to a breakdown last year. My car was put on a Flatbed tow truck and delivered to my home over 200 kilometers away from where it stopped. Turns out the trigger points had fouled.  They sent my wife and I home in a Taxi! (2 hours 45 minutes - no charge)

I even get 1 nights accommodation in a budget hotel if I'm too far away. Whilst you may be prepared and carry a trunk full of spares, its the one spare you Don't carry that will leave you stranded.

Enjoy the trip.
#6
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by revilla - Today at 12:15 AM
I can confirm about the privilege to park just in front the museum!
We did the museum, the classic center, the guided tour of the Sindelfingen assembly plant and the Motor World (including a quick tour of the nicely decorated hotel rooms, google that to see).
Have a nice and safe trip.
Ps.: so your "low" temp issue, was it finally what I thought? Your temperature sensor on top of the engine?
#7
Mechanicals / Re: Force close warm coolant t...
Last post by ptashek - Yesterday at 05:16 PM
Quote from: adamb on Yesterday at 03:47 PMI didn't know that this is well known. It was a surprise to me.

It's usually the very first thing to check when having issues with central locking, i.e. when it's starting to get sluggish or doesn't work after a few lock/unlock cycles. It's one of those parts where Daimler saved money.
#8
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by ptashek - Yesterday at 05:08 PM
Quote from: Jan S on Yesterday at 02:37 PMMercedes Benz Museum and Classic Center, Fellbach - here he comes!

Remember that under museum rules, you are allowed to park your classic right in front of the entrance in Stuttgart.
There is a designated area, not far from the statue of Fangio.

See here for details: https://forum.w116.org/test-drive/best-parking-spot-in-stuttgart/

Revilla already used my tip, and with success :)
#9
Test Drive / Re: 4000 km road-trip and cont...
Last post by adamb - Yesterday at 03:49 PM
Sounds like an amazing trip. Take plenty of pictures for the W116 aficionados.
#10
Mechanicals / Re: Force close warm coolant t...
Last post by adamb - Yesterday at 03:47 PM
Quote from: ptashek on Yesterday at 09:30 AMAlso known as the central locking master cylinder, and a well known source of leaks.
I didn't know that this is well known. It was a surprise to me.