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Test Drive / Re: New W116 book
« Last post by rkfilbey on 08 July 2019, 09:51 AM »
Bernd,
This is a fantastic book!  I particularly enjoyed all the information you provided on the VIN and data cards.  I highly recommend this book to all W116 owners!

Kirk
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The ORG / Re: The Org @ Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show, Terenure 2019
« Last post by rumb on 08 July 2019, 09:00 AM »
That is great you get so many old MB there.
I really struggle with our club to get a turnout.
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The ORG / Re: The Org @ Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show, Terenure 2019
« Last post by daantjie on 08 July 2019, 07:50 AM »
Good show, boys!
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Mechanicals / Re: craking engine then CLUNK and won't crank - starter?
« Last post by raueda1 on 08 July 2019, 07:48 AM »
Dave, I have previously removed and refitted the starter on my LHD 6.9.  It's doable albeit not easy to do without other stripping work.

Have you tried turning the engine manually with a ratchet to see firstly if the engine itself is free, and secondly to maybe see if doing so will get the starter to release.
Good suggestion, haven't tried yet.  I'll do so. 
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The ORG / The Org @ Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show, Terenure 2019
« Last post by ptashek on 08 July 2019, 03:59 AM »
The annual show at Terenure is Ireland's biggest and by far the best classic car show, and a highlight of the year. This year the weather played along, and it was a scorcher of a day (by our standards...).

Every year the Irish chapter of MB Club UK has a stand there, and this year we've had the biggest one with 75 benzes, from W108s through two 600s and a ton of R107, to a more recent CLK63 AMG. We've also had four W116s on the stand, three of them from The Org, so we've been well represented too! There was another 6.9 in the non-club area. So in total five W116s in one place on a single day, in a country where less than 10 of them (that I know of) are road-going - I consider that a success :)

The Org was represented by Type17 (350SE), Mick74 (AMG 6.9) and myself (450SE).

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Test Drive / Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Last post by w116john on 08 July 2019, 12:47 AM »
well done great looking car

enjoy
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Mechanicals / Re: craking engine then CLUNK and won't crank - starter?
« Last post by s class on 07 July 2019, 10:38 PM »
Dave, I have previously removed and refitted the starter on my LHD 6.9.  It's doable albeit not easy to do without other stripping work.

Have you tried turning the engine manually with a ratchet to see firstly if the engine itself is free, and secondly to maybe see if doing so will get the starter to release.
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Mechanicals / Re: Question about Shifting Problems with my 300SD
« Last post by OLDGOLD on 07 July 2019, 07:06 PM »
This is a long shot, but check your overboost protection device switching valve and your banjo bolt on the back of the manifold to make sure it’s clear. Ya never know!
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Test Drive / Re: 1980 300SD with 56k original miles
« Last post by jtwoods4 on 07 July 2019, 05:39 PM »
A very pretty car. I'd want to know waaaaay more about her mechanical condition. Even with those low miles she'd need a lot of work to get her to pristine working condition. All that rubber disintegrates over time even if it's not driven.

I ended up buying the car. Needed a couple of rubber fuel lines replaced, the passenger side brake caliper rebuilt, and some new rubber isolators for the air cleaner box. Other than that she's in top-notch condition and runs perfectly. Even the original shocks work excellent and don't need replacing. I completely went through the car over a couple of weekends. She's good to go.
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Test Drive / Re: The Patience Project - my 1980 300SD
« Last post by avantbenz on 07 July 2019, 04:47 PM »
Thanks for the info. Did Kents kit come with any instructions?

Update: There are instructions from Kent! I just didn't realize it was a PDF download until after I changed out the fluid. Oh, well. No instructions from Kent on the transmission fluid change out which is one of the reasons I tried to go as in-depth as I did here. It was the first time changing my transmission fluid and I wasn't able to find one fully detailed write-up outside of Diesel Giant's which still wasn't as in depth as I was looking for - this is a write-up based on looking at other forums, other transmission fluid write-ups in general, Diesel Giant and my own experience.

Nice detailed write up. Thanks.
The 3rd washer is for the torque converter plug. In fact, in order to change the full amount of ATF in the transmission the torque converter needs to be drained too. From memory, there are about 3 more liters sitting in there. Your gear slipping issue can probably be resolved by adjusting your modulator located on the right side of the transmission.  It worked for me.  There are many posts on that subject here in the forum.
Cheers

Thanks for solving the mystery, Revilla! Maybe I'll get to that next time I change out the fluid. I'm going to try and change out the shift bushings today so while I'm down there I'll test the modulator and see if it holds vacuum. It probably doesn't but if it does I'll try adjusting it based on what I can find in the forums.
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