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#21
Mechanicals / Re: Fuel Economy
Last post by BenzTragic - 01 December 2022, 07:48 PM
Quote from: BCDC on 24 March 2021, 12:35 AMMy advice is don't worry about it. I get around 15L/100km using 98 octane here in Australia. Slightly better on long runs. These cars are heavy so "milage" is irrelevant. They feel the same at 160km/h as 60km/h. There is no point pussy footing around with this car, they love to rev so drive it like you want. This is exactly why they have 96 litre fuel tanks. Enjoy and pretend you don't care about the money.

Great advice and exactly what my indy mechanic tells me. I've just had my fuel head rebuilt (again...) and a few others things sorted within the fuel system. I just measured mine and got 16.9L/100km.
#22
Mechanicals / Re: mercedes 280 se w116
Last post by Jan S - 01 December 2022, 06:26 PM
Quote from: paraguaiano on 01 December 2022, 03:33 AMhello everyone, unfortunately I was not able to insert the photos. OK it is not a problem.
only now I need some essential information. Could someone tell me how many NM you have to tighten some screws? type how many nm, with the torque wrench do you have to tighten the screws of the water pump? Or the pulley under the water pump? Or the oil pan bolts? Finally, which oil is suitable for the engine? we are talking about a 2800 cc mercedes m110 engine. Thanks a lot everyone for any responses. Hello

I use Liqui Moly for my 6.9

Liqui Moly recommends the same oil type for your engine (https://www.liqui-moly.com/no/no/mos2-leichtlauf-10w-40-p000207.html#2626).

This is my preference.
#23
Mechanicals / 450 SE flasher relay
Last post by Ezekiel Turner - 01 December 2022, 05:59 AM
Hi everyone,

I've just joined this page, nice to be here.

I've just bought a 1976 450 SE and it is my first ever Merc. Absolutely love it.

Can I ask does anyone have a flasher relay lying around they'd sell to me in (preferably) Sydney? The old one doesn't flash anymore.

Thanks!
#24
Mechanicals / Re: mercedes 280 se w116
Last post by paraguaiano - 01 December 2022, 03:33 AM
hello everyone, unfortunately I was not able to insert the photos. OK it is not a problem.
only now I need some essential information. Could someone tell me how many NM you have to tighten some screws? type how many nm, with the torque wrench do you have to tighten the screws of the water pump? Or the pulley under the water pump? Or the oil pan bolts? Finally, which oil is suitable for the engine? we are talking about a 2800 cc mercedes m110 engine. Thanks a lot everyone for any responses. Hello
#25
The ORG / Re: 50 year Anniversary Photos...
Last post by gurrier - 01 December 2022, 02:33 AM
Fantastic display-surely the largest collection of W116 known.   Did anyone record on Video -that would be nice to see.
Congratulations to the organisers
#26
The ORG / Re: 50 year Anniversary Photos...
Last post by nathan - 29 November 2022, 07:06 AM
fantastic effort and agreed, the colour palette is great!
#27
Mechanicals / Re: Mercedes 6.9: Suspension s...
Last post by goldacre - 29 November 2022, 05:10 AM
Cheers Randys01... bummer though  :'(

G
#28
Mechanicals / Re: Mercedes 6.9: Suspension s...
Last post by Randys01 - 29 November 2022, 04:18 AM
NO .  SLS is quite different from HPF.
#29
The ORG / Re: 50 year Anniversary Photos...
Last post by BCK1963 - 29 November 2022, 01:52 AM
I wished I could have partecipated  :'(
In Germany, the native land of the W116, you hardly see them on mixed meetings at all (except MB meetings).
The color diversity alone is thrilling. When I take a look at the parking lot across the street from my office window I count five red cars among appr. 100, the others being white, black and all tones between silver and dark grey.

     Bernd
#30
Test Drive / Re: W116 movie star
Last post by willowbelieve - 28 November 2022, 11:22 PM
Quote from: Lance on 28 May 2021, 07:14 PMWatch Under the Bombs on Netflix, a W116 280s taxi is one of the stars, appears throughout the movie as well as numerous W114s and W123s. It is set in Lebanon after the last war there. It is a very good movie.
Can you give me the link of that movie? I didn't find it. Where is it?
https://www.netflix.com/vn-en/ 1v1 lol