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#1
Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Hirshmann antennae wiring
Last post by UTn_boy - Today at 02:42 AM
I believe this is one of those annoying things that Mercedes never supplied a diagram for....much like the VDO CC amps.  I'm certain that Hirshmann would have had their own schematics, but I've never seen one for the public.  It' kind of dumb since Becker always supplied a schematic for what ever model of radio the car came with. 

When looking around, bear in  mind that there were three different versions of the electric antenna that were used.  Granted, they all worked the same, but what I'm referring to is how.  The first versions worked in tandem with the radios on/off switch.  The second versions had a rocker switch on the dash that allowed for control over how high or low it was, and the last version also had a rocker switch, but in addition to having control over height, the switch had full left and full right detents to keep the mast up all the way at all times when the radio was switched on or all the way down all of the time....even if the radio was on.  The latest ones had a four pin connection instead of the regular 3 pin connection.....that may be the difference between the 6000H and the 6000U....just a guess, though.

I realize that all of what I've written may not be of much use or help to you.  I just wanted to point out that if someone has drawn out a schematic somewhere, just make sure it matches the electrical set up in your car. 
#2
Mechanicals / Re: What have you done for you...
Last post by Jan S - Yesterday at 01:49 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 28 June 2024, 08:00 AM
Quote from: Jan S on 27 May 2024, 05:03 PMLast night the 1975 450 SE with 6.9 completed a road trip to the northern parts of Norway.

Total 1.164 km (723 miles). Fantastic weather – blue sky and 25 deg C (77 deg F) - and breathtaking scenery. Sun roof open.

Record low fuel consumption 1,41 liter/10 kilometers (16,7 miles per gallon). Getting better every year!

The car ran like Swiss clockwork – no technical issues whatsoever and a joy to drive (tight and stable).
Long trips in these cars really is great fun.   And this is the best I can ever recall hearing.  My personal best was abut 14mpg for one tank of gas.  It was with a tailwind on a very flat highway down a very gradual grade (Nebraska or Iowa USA I think).   Please share your secret!  Cheers,

On previous long trips the consumption has been around 1.61 liter/10 kilometer (14.6 miles per gallon). So this is indeed unusual. I'm not sure what the secret is  ;) ... the drive was on very nice roads with speed in the range 60-100 km/h (approx. 40-60 miles/h). No passengers and hardly any luggage. I will do the return trip in September and remeasure.
#3
Auto Torque / Re: What other Benz as daily?
Last post by rumb - Yesterday at 11:50 AM
I'll second the W218 CLS550.  Had ours for @8 years, no major issues, just did new strut all around as to be expected at 100K miles.  Good looking, powerful and that age is very affordable now.  $15-20k.
#4
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by daantjie - 10 July 2024, 11:59 AM
"Best" spot must be the lowest spot of course otherwise it won't all drain out.  You need to get it right at the firewall/bulkhead where the fender dips down, right in the corner pretty much.  It's a prick of a location to work in and likely best to remove the hood completely or just unhook and remove the hood spring and hinge there, not sure how feasible this would be but it will give you more room.  You need to bring the drain hose into the wheel well so it can drain out.  Also be sure to use a large enough hose so it does not easily get plugged with crud.

"Fun" job...
#5
Auto Torque / Re: What other Benz as daily?
Last post by daantjie - 10 July 2024, 11:54 AM
Quote from: Grant V on 10 July 2024, 09:48 AMI bought a 2013 CLS500 Shooting Brake  and it is hands-down of of the best cars I have ever owned. It had a 4.7 twin turbo V8 and was astonishingly quick if you drove it like you stole it, but you could also idle around town like a gentleman, using all that torque. I sold it recently because we are emigrating, otherwise it would have been a keeper.

Grant, if I may ask where are you emigrating to from SA?  I am an ex Saffa as well here in Canada, Vancouver area.  Would be great to have another Benz-head here ;D   Guessing likely Oz, eh?  Are you taking all your cars with you..?
#6
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by Alex - 10 July 2024, 10:16 AM
Quote from: daantjie on 10 July 2024, 09:21 AMHahaha yup we old time 116ers know that the engineers took the fuse box and placed it in the worst possible place, and then added no drainage to boot.  Brutal oversight making nearly all 116 rust here.

Yup.

On another note, tomorrow I will add some drain holes after I patch the hole, any thoughts on where they should go?
#7
Auto Torque / Re: What other Benz as daily?
Last post by Grant V - 10 July 2024, 09:48 AM
I bought a 2013 CLS500 Shooting Brake  and it is hands-down of of the best cars I have ever owned. It had a 4.7 twin turbo V8 and was astonishingly quick if you drove it like you stole it, but you could also idle around town like a gentleman, using all that torque. I sold it recently because we are emigrating, otherwise it would have been a keeper.
#8
Auto Torque / Re: Mercedes-Benz 200 IMA Univ...
Last post by Grant V - 10 July 2024, 09:42 AM
Quote from: nathan on 09 July 2024, 06:42 AMreally nice Grant, great decision to take on!

Thanks, Nathan
#9
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by daantjie - 10 July 2024, 09:21 AM
Hahaha yup we old time 116ers know that the engineers took the fuse box and placed it in the worst possible place, and then added no drainage to boot.  Brutal oversight making nearly all 116 rust here.
#10
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by Alex - 10 July 2024, 09:05 AM
I tore apart half the car, I'm at the rust hole, just gotta patch it up. The water ingress also did a good number on the floorpan (rust-wise).


The foam mat insulation stuff is completely fucked, all soaked and gone. Any thoughts on replacements? I was thinking just some generic foam insulation is probably fine, just cut to size and cut a bit for the cables and ducts that run across it.

Anyways, heres some pics.

https://imgur.com/lnKrVsX

after a bit of grinding.

https://imgur.com/UvZWTGh

the hole from the inside

https://imgur.com/K5q3dYE

outside.

https://imgur.com/JlVDZE9



all in all, the hole is not that substantial, and the rust it created is mostly surface. What is substantial, is the fuck ton of things I had to remove to get to this stage. That fusebox is like the heart of the car, what on earth were MB thinking!??