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Started by chrismsullivan, 02 May 2010, 10:10 PM
Quote from: s class on 03 May 2010, 06:34 AMWelcome.....That's a nice looking car. Its not clear in the photo, but is it dark metallic grey, or a dark olive colour?
Quote from: oscar on 03 May 2010, 07:33 AMHi Chris, do you know if it's got d-jet or k-jet injection? '76 onwards are supposed to be k-jet but there's always the odd anomaly and I was thinking about your misfire when backing off. In my 350 d-jet I had a faulty Throttle Position Sensor that casued a slight surge then stumble when backing off. That could be your problem there, if it's a d-jet. If it's k-jet then no idea what's causing it. As far as the odometer's concerned, if the speedo's working but odo not then it's due to a single cog that's not turning with a shaft. In the pic below it's the cog at the far right in the top row, appearing grey in this photo. I've had a mechanic fix it once in 2004, then it failed a while after, then I tried to fix mine twice since then and it failed again a year ago. The following is the best link I've come across for odo repair. It's not for a w116 as such but when it comes to the internals of the odo it looks just like ours.http://www.dieselgiant.com/repairyourodometer.htm
Quote from: joshm on 03 May 2010, 09:03 AMHi Chris, nice car - congratulations!This link may help you on your path to odo happiness - I have the same problem and plan on diving in sometime soon. Let us know how you get on, since I may be back for tips if you get there before me...Repair your odometer (W116)Cheers, Josh
Quote from: oscar on 03 May 2010, 10:43 AMTo see if you've got SLS you should have a reservoir for the suspension fluid on the left hand side of the engine bay that is either one of these two (metal early version, plastic later version). Your "big white steering pump" thing sounds like that's the SLS reservoir.... Lots more stuff, see above for full post.
Quote from: chrismsullivan on 11 May 2010, 10:18 PMThanks Carl!I just had a look through your interior post. You've got a lovely car there! I look forward to getting mine close to that level.I do have a question for you, based off the back of your bad wiring discovery. My sunroof doesn't work due to the motor being removed, but I also checked the switch in the dash just to make sure that nothing else had been tampered with. I would like to get a new swith and a new adapter, as the old one has been cut off, leaving the wires just hanging behind the dash.It astounds me that people can be so haphazard with their approach to "fixing" things.Do you know where I could source these parts? I dare say I could find them online if I searched hard enough...I also need to know if I can use a window motor in place of the sunroof motor and if so, which of the four window motors will suit.Cheers,Chris.
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