Hi everyone I have an ignition system that is becoming worn...position 1,2 are not very positive feeling and when I start the car, it sometimes will stop when the key is bumped slightly in a counterclockwise direction. So...I went to remove the cylinder. I am using 46-640a/b as my guide. My issue is, there is no bore (5a) to slide a key to remove the cylinder. Has anyone come across this? My car is 1/76 build date. I'm thinking maybe this part has been replaced? Any guidance appreciated. Jack
I don't expect to make a profit on my car, as I bought it for emotional reasons. Let's be honest, we don't have a 116 as an investment. The cost of parts, restoration and running costs are about the same as Mercedes models worth far more. However, it is informative to keep an eye on the market and I spotted this today. Can't blame them for asking.
Sorry for the late reply, daantjie. I've been off site for the last few weeks. To be honest, I don't know what those bushings are referring to. I assume that that is just the description that the mechanic gave them. It may not be accurate to what the bushing actually looks like. The plan is to remove the rear suspension and replace every wearable part possible. I will get photos of what is coming out and going in, so that may clear it up.
Again, that doesn't mean they support the W116, nor does it mean that people are going to pay those prices. It also doesn't mean that overall prices will rise. They only promote it based upon the fact that it's something they manufactured 40+ years ago when they were the better company. They want people to associate the build quality of a W116 with new models......which couldn't be more different.
A stop gap option - but have you considered additives. Liqui Moly, (IMO a reputable company) market Motor Oil Saver that the technical blurb says "As automotive rubber ages it loses its elasticity through oxidation of its nitrile backbone. Motor Oil saver is a blend of esters that work to replace the lost nitrile groups" I have used it to good effect previously - takes a while to work.