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Interiors & Exteriors / Re: door card removal, and separation
« Last post by BCK1963 on Today at 04:07 AM »
Hello,

a repro of the original filler behind the door Panels is available in Germany:

https://107doc.de/mb-107-ersatzteile-service/72.1-tuerverkleidung/1563/3d-stoff-abstandsgewirke-tuerverkleidung-mb-107

Unfortunately only in german. Two layers are needed, so one set is for one door Panel.

     Regards     Bernd
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Mechanicals / Re: ebay finds
« Last post by slfan on Yesterday at 06:30 PM »
Decent price.
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Mechanicals / Re: ebay finds
« Last post by floyd111 on Yesterday at 04:43 PM »
https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/becker-mexico-cassette-vollstereo-im-nadelstreifdesign-inkl-original-bedienungsanleitung-408819915/?objectId=408819915&searchAgentQueryString=searchId%3D301%26alertId%3D24857805%26lastSearchInMilliseconds%3D1600494563494&xtor=EPR-320-%5BSuchagent%5D

These days them Beckers apparently need to fetch the value of a month's disposable income. And then often not even complete.
This one got the amp and the booklet, it's a stereo and  it's a cassette. Quite possible the price can drop a bit under 250. Just sayin.
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Mechanicals / Re: 76 450se ignition control module repair
« Last post by ptashek on Yesterday at 03:09 PM »
I guess the question is, whether your car is D-Jetronic or K-Jetronic. Being a 1976, it should be K-jet so If you install another module from a K-Jet W116 it should just work, but it's your call to make. Personally, I'm not aware of any differences in the ignition system that would prevent the newer module working.

The internals have changed to the more complex module, as linked above, from chassis number 045340 (450SE), which - going by data in the parts catalogue - would be the first K-Jetronic chassis number after D-Jetronic was done away with in July 1975 [1]. It was given a new part number, which is the only one Mercedes still supply as a refurbished part at a cost of around 1200EUR. These newer modules are extremely reliable.

The old part number was A0005458432, and the new one is A0005457632.

[1] The last D-Jetronic 450SE was chassis number 045339.
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Mechanicals / Re: 6.9 (Euro) Running Temp
« Last post by slfan on Yesterday at 02:15 PM »
Dave,

Thank you! Will check this out when I go pick-up the 6.9 at my storage place.

Best regards,
Angel
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Mechanicals / Re: 6.9 (Euro) Running Temp
« Last post by raueda1 on Yesterday at 11:17 AM »
1976 Euro 6.9 here.  To me that says it's working well-to-perfectly though you're not really in a stressful environment.  Mine does about the same whether it's 18°C or 35C and pretty much independent of speed and altitude.   It will go up to about 100° up a mountain grade at 3000m.  Nothing so bad about 95C in traffic IMO ("traffic" being a stop-and-go crawl, not idling for 10 minutes at a spell before going one car length). I do have new visco-clutch, thermostat and freshly descaled radiator.  Cheers,

Hello Dave,

Hope everything is going well.  Another question for you:  is the visco-clutch in the 6.9 unique to the model or is it the same as the “standard” 450 SEL?  I am asking because this is the only component of my 6.9’s cooling system that has not been changed/re-done.   For your information,  my 6.9 runs in the 85 degree temperature until I get stuck in serious stop & go traffic for more than 10-15 minutes (in 30C/86F with the AC on). During these occasions, temperature reading surpasses 100 C on the temperature gauge (and gets close to 110).  Nevertheless, as soon as I get out of traffic and the car starts moving at 35-40 miles per hour the temperature decreases immediately.  Is yours behaving in the same way?

Best regards,
Angel
No, never near 110.  Maybe 100C in traffic with AC on and 36C outside.  As for visco clutch, I don't know if it's unique.  Not sure why it would be.  But it's easy to test.  With engine cold turn the fan by hand.  If it's quite stiff and damped you're probably OK.  If it's easy to spin or spins freely then it's kaput.  Cheers,
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Mechanicals / Re: 6.9 (Euro) Running Temp
« Last post by slfan on Yesterday at 10:07 AM »
1976 Euro 6.9 here.  To me that says it's working well-to-perfectly though you're not really in a stressful environment.  Mine does about the same whether it's 18°C or 35C and pretty much independent of speed and altitude.   It will go up to about 100° up a mountain grade at 3000m.  Nothing so bad about 95C in traffic IMO ("traffic" being a stop-and-go crawl, not idling for 10 minutes at a spell before going one car length). I do have new visco-clutch, thermostat and freshly descaled radiator.  Cheers,

Hello Dave,

Hope everything is going well.  Another question for you:  is the visco-clutch in the 6.9 unique to the model or is it the same as the “standard” 450 SEL?  I am asking because this is the only component of my 6.9’s cooling system that has not been changed/re-done.   For your information,  my 6.9 runs in the 85 degree temperature until I get stuck in serious stop & go traffic for more than 10-15 minutes (in 30C/86F with the AC on). During these occasions, temperature reading surpasses 100 C on the temperature gauge (and gets close to 110).  Nevertheless, as soon as I get out of traffic and the car starts moving at 35-40 miles per hour the temperature decreases immediately.  Is yours behaving in the same way?

Best regards,
Angel
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Mechanicals / Re: 6.9 (Euro) Running Temp
« Last post by TJ 450 on Yesterday at 09:52 AM »
That sounds optimal to me, but it does of course depend on the thermostat installed.

Mine operates at between 85-95 degrees normally but will creep up to 100 in hot weather and stop-start conditions in Australia with the A/C on.

The temp should stabilise when cruising at speed. If it doesn’t then this could indicate some blockage in the radiator.

I’m surprised the 129 would run cooler as most of the more recent models are set to run on the hotter side presumably to reduce emissions.

Tim
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Mechanicals / Re: 76 450se ignition control module repair
« Last post by Kissel on 19 September 2020, 06:06 PM »
Thanks , I am Afraid to install the wrong one. I have pulled another unit from one of my 450sl’s and when I opens it unfortunately it was different .
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Mechanicals / Re: 6.9 (Euro) Running Temp
« Last post by raueda1 on 19 September 2020, 04:58 PM »
1976 Euro 6.9 here.  To me that says it's working well-to-perfectly though you're not really in a stressful environment.  Mine does about the same whether it's 18°C or 35C and pretty much independent of speed and altitude.   It will go up to about 100° up a mountain grade at 3000m.  Nothing so bad about 95C in traffic IMO ("traffic" being a stop-and-go crawl, not idling for 10 minutes at a spell before going one car length). I do have new visco-clutch, thermostat and freshly descaled radiator.  Cheers,
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