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6.9 engine rebuild with pics

Started by nathan, 16 July 2017, 10:32 AM

nathan

Hi guys,
after photobucket screwed the internet forum scene, ill start the post again with pics embedded via the forum so they will never be lost.
as  there is much to come i thought id start again
1979 Australian 2 owner (myself the 2nd) 450sel 6.9
355,000km on the clock running very well but time for a rebuild before the local German mechanic retires.  Knowledge of the cars in this area is not great so i want it done well before no one can sort it!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

now i remember why i used PB, its painful shrinking all these pics to fit the upload size!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

engine shots after removal. the car has been well looked after and i think the engine still looks pretty tidy already!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

the engine out. the manifolds are to be ceramic coated, i believe the original colour was a dark grey.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

note the (passenger?) side is to be replaced with a euro non EGR manifold. the australian low compression ones had the EGR rubbish on it and the euro manifold i have i the pic has this stuff blanked off.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

Max-NL

That's a nice looking engine bay. Good luck with the rebuild.

Question: Can't see it in your pictures, but if your exhaust manifolds have studs which screws the downpipe to the manifolds, would you be so kind to measure it?

pic for reference :
1971 R107 350 SL (Dad's)
1975 W116 280 S (Dad's)
1975 W116 450 SEL 6.9 #140 (Dad's)
1977 W123 230 (Mine)
1992 W124 230 CE (Mine)

nathan

ill see if I can find them Max. the car has been sent to the paint shop for the engine bay to be repainted.  The mechanic has taken a bunch of bits out, and I'm not sure if I currently have them all back, ill have a look!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

so it might be time to upload some parts pics which may help future engine rebuilders point the bits they need.
i am not a mechanic but these are the bits i have ordered on instruction or just because the old ones looked rubbish!
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

and more bits
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

more suspension bits
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

and with the engine bay cleared out i went and started buying lots of the perishables to replace before it goes back in
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

nathan

note the black washer pump cable is the wrong one for our car. The classic centre is sending the correct clear with white webbing.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

TJ 450

Excellent stuff, good to see the valve cover gaskets were available... perhaps the NLA was from a dealer spouting nonsense, lol. When in doubt go straight to the Classic Center.
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

tcj

Hi Nathan,

great!

Do you think you could tell us which manufacturer and part numbers are written on this 80x85x12.5-Ring?
This would enable us to source it in case it is NLA in the future.

Or just show us a detailled picture of the writing on the ring.

Thanks,
Thomas

112.021
116.028
116.036

ptashek

That engine vibration damper is the exact same part you get in a FEBI box, except for the MB logo and part number, and I'm certain it's made by Stabilus as it has their logo just underneath the MB logo.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE