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#11
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?
#12
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.
#13
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
#14
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.
#15
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!??
#16
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by Randys01 - 09 July 2024, 08:25 PM
The W116 is more prone to  leaking on the LHS...you better check there too. My theory is that it is related to what side of road the cars are parked when left outside in the rain in the streets unloved etc.
#17
Mechanicals / Re: Steering issue fix difficu...
Last post by Alex - 09 July 2024, 07:51 PM
Quote from: raueda1 on 09 July 2024, 02:08 PMI might have been under the car, can't recall now.  The point is, it's a FAR less troublesome job than messing with the steering box. 

Yeah I thought so, and cheaper too.
#18
Mechanicals / Re: Fuse Box removal / Fuse bo...
Last post by revilla - 09 July 2024, 03:38 PM
Miracle paint is your best friend there. No need to remove the whole fusebox, just separate it from the firewall.
Plenty of videos on that subject/product on mercedessource.com
I've use it successfully many times in the past on w116s and others.

https://mercedessource.com/store/miracle-paint-permanent-rust-repair-pint-black-free-brushes-and-gloves


#19
Mechanicals / Re: Steering issue fix difficu...
Last post by raueda1 - 09 July 2024, 02:08 PM
I might have been under the car, can't recall now.  The point is, it's a FAR less troublesome job than messing with the steering box. 
#20
Interiors & Exteriors / Hirshmann antennae wiring
Last post by rumb - 09 July 2024, 12:23 PM
Does anyone have the wiring diagram from radio to antennae?

The 6.9 diagram only shows the radio but not the antennae.

Trying to test a unit.  Motor works, but I can only get to run one direction when applying voltage to pins on connector.  Motor does spin both ways but only by probing internal wires.