Great looking car Lazy, congrats. I had to add my cars to my profile. Funny how people tend to like similar cars. My 968 coupe is listed in the classified area of Rennlist, it has even lighter colored seats than your SE. Porsche called it light gray, but it's nearly white.
Last post by raueda1 - 14 September 2023, 08:48 AM
Careful here. A couple things worth noting. First, When rebuilding, did you polish the bottom of cylindircal WUR body? proceed with progressively finer wet paper going from 1000 to 3000 grit. You want a mirror finish. This is a must do. Second, the WUR shown above is a different, later version. If you don't have that brass button then there's no hex screw inside, so that adjustment won't apply to your unit. Cheers,
Try replacing the black/blue check valve on the vac lines in the engine compartment; one of the only things I fixed on my vac system that actually made it better. I used to just have lock issues and that made it remarkably better.
Last post by revilla - 13 September 2023, 03:17 PM
Hi Welcome Nice looking car
AC belt. Been there. Tensioner at max + belt still loose = belt size too long. Procedure: Undo nut behind to allow free displacement of the tensioner/pulley Move assembly all the way down (towards compressor). Remove belt. Read length marking (960mm from memory, but I might be wrong). Using a string simulate belt assembly. Remove string. Measure length. That gives you a ballpark of its length. Buy belt of next length available (longer) to allow for installing over the pulley. Reinstalled. Pull tensioner back out. Problem solved.
Last post by seragheiba - 13 September 2023, 12:18 PM
Thank you all for the helpful and encouraging comments!
As Mick74 noted, the ad has been taken down... but it was not me who purchased it. I spent a day in the part of the city where everything to do with cars (and old cars) takes place and asked maybe a dozen Mercedes shops, and they all said there's no market for w116 spare parts in the country, and advised me to not purchase it.
Some suggested I go for later models such as the w124, while others questioned what a young guy such as myself was doing asking about cars twice my age. They don't know that I had went and looked at a '63 fintail before this...
I really like the 280S and it is such a beautiful car and drives like a boat (I love boats). But it was not meant to be.. I think I'll wait for the economic situation to hopefully improve a bit and then place a down payment on a new car that will live with me for the coming ten years.