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Started by Mforcer, 23 October 2011, 09:53 PM

oversize

Any news on progress here??  Lots of work so I guess it could take a while!!!
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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When I sectioned a car for parts I found some areas of concern to all of us....  No external signs here and I'm not sure how it could be addressed:

Plenum above the heater fan:






1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

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Under the LF floor insulation and no real surprize (RHD car):


Sealed box section under the floor and back seat.  This is just behind the subframe mount.  I was shocked to find this on a fairly rust free car:




1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Mforcer

Quote from: oversize on 11 March 2015, 05:19 PM
Any news on progress here??  Lots of work so I guess it could take a while!!!

Progress has been slow and not worth reporting. The challenge is still finding the time to work on the car around other commitments.

Thanks for sharing those photos. I think they confirm that there is no such thing as a rust-free original W116 but I have also seen relatively new cars with more rust. I just figure if I have rust under control for another 30+ years, I'll be happy.
Michael
1977 450SE [Brilliant Red]
2006 B200

oversize

Quote from: Mforcer on 11 December 2011, 07:07 PM
Where does this drain from?


I can confirm the hose closer to the front wheel arch is the drain for the RHS of the plenum.  The one closer to the door is the RHF sunroof drain.
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

daantjie

Thanks oversize, this one has been bugging me for a while now, no one seemed to have an answer!
Cheers
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber