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V8 flexdisk confusion?

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daantjie

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V8 flexdisk confusion?
« on: 20 December 2019, 08:41 AM »
Hi guys

Maybe this falls under the "much of a muchness" category...

I bought a genuine flex disk set off ebay a while ago, part # 126 410 0415, which is what the 6.9 calls for.  But on the part itself it says 126 411 0215, hmmm...I did some googling and I see this "new" number as the one which you get when you order 126 410 0415.  I know there has been some banter on flex disks, and I am too lazy to dig up old posts ;D

Check out this one for sale for example:

http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=269835355#enlargeimg

I am pretty sure "all" W116 and W126 as well as R107 V8's use the same disk, right?
Daniel
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Re: V8 flexdisk confusion?
« Reply #1 on: 20 December 2019, 11:55 AM »
The short answer to your post is:

-No, not all W116, W126, and R107 use the same flex discs.  The 6 cylinder and diesel versions use different ones. 

The flex disc itself is available separately, and is also available in a "kit" that includes all new hardware.  Therefore, there are two different part numbers.  That's not to say that the part number(s) didn't change over the years....because they did. 
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Re: V8 flexdisk confusion?
« Reply #2 on: 20 December 2019, 12:00 PM »
The short answer to your post is:

-No, not all W116, W126, and R107 use the same flex discs.  The 6 cylinder and diesel versions use different ones. 

The flex disc itself is available separately, and is also available in a "kit" that includes all new hardware.  Therefore, there are two different part numbers.  That's not to say that the part number(s) didn't change over the years....because they did.

Ah ok makes sense cheers.
Daniel
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