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Mechanicals / Re: w116 300sd flexible fuel ...
Last post by W116120 - Today at 09:37 AM
Also curious? Just drained my fuel tank and seemed like a good idea to replace them. I think they are 5/16" or 8mm but am not sure. If anyone could confirm that would be great!
Auto Torque / Re: Maybach
Last post by Randys01 - Yesterday at 10:41 PM
Y/day I arranged for a transport coy to pick up a BMW I have restored for a client. The driver gets to put the car on the transport..I said to him "this will be the best drive you will have for 2 weeks!!."  [I was very enthusiastic about how the project had tubbed up....drives a treat }
mmmm he replied..."the job before this was to deliver a new $600K Maybach to the MB dealer !"   derr coff coff.!!
Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by Randys01 - Yesterday at 10:35 PM
gee that w pump looks the goods.I can feel money talking here!
Mechanicals / Re: Gas Gauge Hangs-up
Last post by john erbe - Yesterday at 01:26 PM
Thanks guys.
Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by rumb - 27 January 2023, 04:00 PM
I tried ordering some 2 weeks ago from a dealer and they said nla.

Ecs and most parts sites have no idea if a part is nla until after you order.
Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by McNuggets - 27 January 2023, 03:24 PM
ECS Tuning seems to have them for about $40 each. I was going to buy these in November but their website was acting up and I was worried about missing out so I bought from MBOEMparts for $60/ea. Can't remember if I bought fronts yet or not...
Shop / Re: sheet metal parts
Last post by gurrier - 27 January 2023, 06:16 AM

Thank you so much for this find - an Aladdin's cave as far as I am concerned -pricing also seems to be
very reasonable.   NOS so hopefully should be good quality and this side of the water, excellent.

Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by revilla - 27 January 2023, 01:27 AM
Quote from: andrewk on 26 January 2023, 06:08 PMThat's around $400 AUD once delivered. A bit too expensive - I don't really buy into scalping.

I think you probably meant to write:
"Thank you very much Rumb. I appreciate the time you spent to find this option for me. However, it might be a bit too expensive for me being based in Australia. But thanks anyway. This forum and its members are of great help. They lend a hand every time out of good will. Nice to be part of it.

Gratitude is a fundamental principle of this forum.
Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by BCK1963 - 27 January 2023, 01:15 AM
As far as I have been able to track there are two of these sway bar bushings left at a german MB dealer. He refuses to sell as this dealer is part of the MB classic line and he says he needs the bushings for an upcoming restoration.
However, he says as well that he will have them reproduced to OEM standards. It may take a couple of weeks and the price indication is appr. 50 € plus tax. But don't nail me on details.

I will keep you posted on how things will proceed.
Mechanicals / Re: Gas Gauge Hangs-up
Last post by andrewk - 26 January 2023, 07:28 PM
I just removed my fuel level sender - it was caked up with particles from the fuel and rust from the tank. If you're taking the sender out, make sure to inspect your tank for rust (obviously drain the fuel completely first).

I made the decision to get the tank serviced and also replace the fuel level sender. The new parts from MB seem to be of a lower quality than the original, the markings and part number etc are all wonky, and it doesn't seem to be a VDO part any more...

116-542-05-04 was the part number for the 96 L 450 SEL 6.9 tank.