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#91
Mechanicals / Re: What have you done for you...
Last post by BMA - 28 May 2024, 12:23 PM
had to wash my car for the Video for my local community of Oldtimer enthusiasts. They do that for all the members, have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsed6TLhsBk

Regards, Björn
#92
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by daantjie - 28 May 2024, 10:45 AM
I missed the cut-off for the B5 line upgrade with my car.  Wonder how much of a difference it really makes.
#93
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by raueda1 - 28 May 2024, 07:30 AM
Quote from: daantjie on 27 May 2024, 02:07 PMHere is the English translation, courtesy of Google, perhaps here and there something might have gotten lost in translation 8)
Thanks for translating.  Cumulatively that adds up to a fair amount of change.  It would be fascinating to compare driving and handling of 1976 and 1978 cars when new.  Thanks again Daniel, cheers,
#94
Mechanicals / Re: What have you done for you...
Last post by Jan S - 27 May 2024, 05:03 PM
Last night the 1975 450 SE with 6.9 completed a road trip to the northern parts of Norway.

Total 1.164 km (723 miles). Fantastic weather – blue sky and 25 deg C (77 deg F) - and breathtaking scenery. Sun roof open.

Record low fuel consumption 1,41 liter/10 kilometers (16,7 miles per gallon). Getting better every year!

The car ran like Swiss clockwork – no technical issues whatsoever and a joy to drive (tight and stable).
#95
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by daantjie - 27 May 2024, 02:07 PM
Here is the English translation, courtesy of Google, perhaps here and there something might have gotten lost in translation 8)

#96
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by daantjie - 27 May 2024, 01:11 PM
Ok great thanks I can figure most of it out and I'll Google translate as well.
Cheers
#97
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by ramiro - 27 May 2024, 11:59 AM
I attached a Screenshot from the section , but it is in german.
#98
Mechanicals / Re: which way to go?.....Air c...
Last post by ramiro - 27 May 2024, 11:56 AM
I have converted 2 w116 to r134a with the manual AC, both were behaving similar , on my 6.9 i replaced all seals in the compressor and also the dryer and expansion valve.
Perfomance is ok for germany i would say but don't expect any good cooling if it gets far above 30c , what i find weird that if you start driving the car it cools very good but on long drives it the aircon gets weaker especially if you use it on a high setting.
My w126 with r134a cools much much better.
Ramiro
#99
Mechanicals / Re: which way to go?.....Air c...
Last post by BMA - 27 May 2024, 11:07 AM
I am living in Germany, so unless climate change pretty moderate climate.
What you did is admirable, but exactly what I wanna avoid!

If my compressor breaks down, as you are promising, I can always buy another one, but maybe it will last?...So why do something preventively that might not be necessary?


Regards from currently sunny Germany,

Björn
#100
Mechanicals / Re: hydro line mystery
Last post by daantjie - 26 May 2024, 08:44 PM
Quote from: ramiro on 25 May 2024, 04:07 PMIt is section 32 , there is just a change for the front strut line mentioned but think that maybe the rear line had this change done from the start.

I have read section 32 of my workshop manual but I see no reference to this change that was made.  I think I have an older version of the workshop manual which does not have this revision. Does it state in your manual when this change was made?  Usually they would have stated a month/year or VIN/chassis number split for the change.