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Shop / Re: Lower rear Euro-bumper rubber strip
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 08:33 AM »
Looks like part@ 116 885 02 21.  Lots of URO crap on ebay :o
Might still be available new from the Classic Center as well.
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Shop / Lower rear Euro-bumper rubber strip
« Last post by raueda1 on Today at 07:27 AM »
It's one, long piece.  The ones on ebay all seem to be the upper strips or cut strips.  Thanks!
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Mechanicals / Re: 76 450se ignition control module repair
« Last post by ptashek on Today at 05:58 AM »
new here, I was searching on how to remove the WUR plug retainer clips for testing and found your site

I have a 79 450SL it is a different box but it might help others, this is from a junkyard pull, and it was running for at least 20 mins and 5 miles around town



That's the later version, mentioned in an earlier post.
Full details + reverse engineered schematic: https://forum.w116.org/mechanicals/reverse-engineering-the-bosch-k-jet-ignition-module
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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Curtains pains'n'gains
« Last post by Braminator123 on Today at 04:06 AM »
Your persistence and patience is extraordinary!

Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: W116 sticker quest
« Last post by Braminator123 on Today at 03:59 AM »
Hello everyone,

Such a vast amount of effort and time has been dedicated to enlightening us all globally on W116 stickers and all the permutations.

THANK YOU.

I wondered whether anyone was still planning to reproduce some of these stickers to keep the W116 models looking as good as they do?

I do understand that this is a personal project for some of our fellow members.

Happy motoring! 

Warm regards.
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Morning chaps,

It's ALIVE! I've updated my website with the work done so far this year, as well as bringing the car to life

https://www.rotesau.co.za/2021
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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: W116 300SD Fog lights with LED retrofit.
« Last post by revilla on Yesterday at 09:24 PM »
For your grille you'll need these.  Available and not pricy. 

https://www.auto-doc.fr/trucktec-automotive/8057290.     (Europe)

https://www.partsgeek.com/ss/?i=1&ssq=1168880185&x=19&y=11.   (USA)

https://www.autohausaz.com/pn/2019882578. (plastic fasteners, USA)

Cheers
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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: W116 300SD Fog lights with LED retrofit.
« Last post by revilla on Yesterday at 07:40 PM »
1 thumb up for each, bravo!
Love the plate too.
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Mechanicals / Re: 76 450se ignition control module repair
« Last post by letankoid on Yesterday at 04:50 PM »
new here, I was searching on how to remove the WUR plug retainer clips for testing and found your site

I have a 79 450SL it is a different box but it might help others, this is from a junkyard pull, and it was running for at least 20 mins and 5 miles around town



obviously totally different box, and too small to be useful/readable, bosch 0227 100 001B , and a K jetronic -aka mechanical, no 02 sensor-

for D-jetronic check the german site,

https://jetronic.org/de/

they have an english section

https://jetronic.org/en/
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Interiors & Exteriors / W116 300SD Fog lights with LED retrofit.
« Last post by Engineerd3d on Yesterday at 02:37 PM »
I was looking at my car after I bought it and something seemed missing. I could not put my finger on it, although I am new to the whole vintage Mercedes thing. Turns out the PO removed the fogs and tied the wires under the chin. A quick google confirmed that yes these cars should have proper fog lights. Some have amber lenses/reflectors other do not. Out came the multimeter and indeed the wires are there and fully functional.

Next came the quick e-bay search, turns out a busted set is worth a couple hundred dollars? Even if they were mint its more than I am willing to spend. The OEM Bosch units are made of 40+ year old plastic and very prone to being broken anyway. I decided to search for a set of square aftermarket lights, turns out that is easier said than done as most of them these days look like an alien designed them, therefore they would look out of place.

The only suitable set I saw were made by blazer and these checked 3 out of 4 boxes.
1 - Affordable
2 - Glass Lens
3 - Vintage looks
4 - Chrome bezel - Missing.

I guess the blazer (DF1075KB) fogs have to do for my needs. So I ordered a set, a few days later I got the set and they look relatively decent. I am quite happy especially for 15bux, then I decided to test them out, turns out the h3 bulbs are in the neighborhood of 55w per, that works out to be about 10A on this car. Based on my reading the alternator unless upgraded is only 55A total. So 20% of the power domain wasted on fogs is not my idea of fun. I decided to find a set of LED h3 bulbs that would fit, the constraint is these bulbs cannot have a protrusion in the back or have any sort of active cooling as there is no space or ventilation in the housings. I finally found a set of H3 bulbs that fit the housings but the down side is they are about 2/3 as bright as the halogens. Good enough for my needs and they consume less than an amp combined. Win win in my book, I ended up buying amber leds for a deep amber color.

The next part was mounting them. Being a man that never takes the easy route (Just drill a hole in there) I decided I wanted an adapter bracket to utilize the factory holes. At first I thought I would simply make it out of flat sock, but I would not be happy with that. So a bit of sketchup and measuring I had a workable design I could 3d print. I made the 3d print file public as well if someone wants to replicate this. (https://www.youmagine.com/designs/w116-1972-1980-mercedes-300sd-fog-light-bracket-for-blazer-df1075kb-fog-lights)

Attached are the pictures of before and after the fogs went into the car. I am quite happy with the result. Overall I am very happy with the result. I am taking the car out for a drive this evening to check out the new found clarity as well as aim the fogs better.

Now if someone wants to watch a youtube video of the process above this is the link. https://youtu.be/7aJwds9D65Y
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