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#41
Mechanicals / Re: Radiator related parts
Last post by hamidagha - 20 February 2024, 06:56 AM
Thank you Taha, just what was needed. I have ordered the clips and the hose.
Fergus, that is great. They are only 15 minutes from me and I think I will contact them.
Thanks
Hamid
#42
Mechanicals / Re: Radiator related parts
Last post by Fergus - 20 February 2024, 06:25 AM
Hello Hamidagha

I had my 280 re cored by Motor rads Brockhill Works, Windsor Rd, Redditch B97 6DJ. They did a great job. £312

cheers

Fergus
#43
Mechanicals / Re: New front rotors - dealer ...
Last post by daantjie - 19 February 2024, 10:22 PM
You can get Zimmerman rotors everywhere, for example AutohausAZ.
 They are good quality, match with Textar pads.
#44
Shop / Re: W116 NOS and NLA items for...
Last post by alfalfa - 19 February 2024, 10:01 PM
Looking for air diverter and other parts related to emissions control for 1977 280se.  Do you have anything like that.  Assembling part numbers, but a little tricky cause this is US model, but with tourist red label.  so delivered in Europe w/o catalytic converter added at import.  Confirming if air injection system is same as Federal, but unclear.
#45
Mechanicals / Re: Radiator related parts
Last post by Taha - 19 February 2024, 09:41 PM
Hi,

Is this what you're looking for:

https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/epc/mercedes/1/fg/116024/040/50/001/

Nut: 0005050172
Regarding your second question if the inlet or outlet transmission oil fitting is damaged, the radiator shop can easily replace that. Normally they have those fittings in their shop or they can get them for you.
#46
Mechanicals / New front rotors - dealer or a...
Last post by Rolo - 19 February 2024, 09:39 PM
Dealer pricing is pretty rich.  Anyone have experience with this aftermarket vendor?

https://www.europaparts.com/brake-rotor-1164200205.html
#47
Test Drive / Re: Considering buying this 6....
Last post by Eyeman - 19 February 2024, 02:56 PM
Definitely a nice one, congrats.  Definitely would have been harder to find a Euro version in this condition.  And then some of the Euros never converted to MPH speedos.  I guess the big decision now is do you stick on a set of Euro bumpers (but keep the originals for resale). 
#48
Test Drive / Re: Considering buying this 6....
Last post by Neil4speed - 19 February 2024, 02:07 PM
Quote from: sirmathrocks on 19 February 2024, 10:10 AMHello Folks...wanted to close the loop on this thread....I bought this US spec 6.9 from BAT

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9-26/

Wow! Congratulations. Surely one of the best specimens around. Would love to hear more as you get to enjoy it!
#49
Mechanicals / Caveat Emptor -sourcing rebuil...
Last post by Rolo - 19 February 2024, 12:26 PM
After chasing what we thought was an oil leak dripping off the oil filter housing, it was actually the high pressure pump.  The leak had to get bad enough to see it. I bought that pump from SPOB in Germany and it has about 20,000 miles on it.  It was advertised as rebuilt by SPOB.  Martin tore it down and discovered a gap extrusion leak.  He also discovered the the bronze bearings are very worn.  Comparing to my original pump which I sent in case he needed to scavenge parts from that one, Martin says the original pump with 200,000 miles on it has much better bearings.

Perhaps only an expert like Martin can spot things like worn bearings, but with the leak that was probably present from the time I installed the pump, my bet is that SPOE just sold me a used, un-rebuilt pump.  At least it's the version that isn't prone to housing cracks like my original.  Sigh.

post script: Martin just micced the bearings.  They are the wrong ID, not worn.  Pump was rebuilt, but not well.

#50
Test Drive / Re: Looking for driver side se...
Last post by daantjie - 19 February 2024, 10:18 AM
Probably just needs a good cleaning and lube.  I would pull it and try cleaning it on the bench.  Maybe a drink got spilled onto it which gummed it up.