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Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #15 on: 31 January 2016, 10:32 AM »
Not looking good for this baby methinks...
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #16 on: 31 January 2016, 11:18 AM »
Nope.. I can see the look in his face..
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #17 on: 31 January 2016, 12:58 PM »
Right, if it's not fixable with miracle paint and fibre glass, it's to expensive?
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #18 on: 31 January 2016, 12:58 PM »
Right, if it's not fixable with miracle paint and fibre glass, it's to expensive?
That made me chuckle!

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #19 on: 31 January 2016, 05:37 PM »
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #20 on: 01 February 2016, 12:12 AM »
I think we should part out "mercedessource."

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #21 on: 10 February 2016, 10:54 PM »
Coming along..

Part 6: Quick Body Fix and Engine Service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoKg7Lsxzvs&feature=youtu.be





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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #22 on: 11 February 2016, 12:58 AM »
Knowing how many good used fenders are out there, why in the hell is he trying to straighten this?  There are some jobs that require a professional.  He should follow that advice rather than make the car worse.

I loved your reply, Ptashek.  No truer words have been spoken.  As I said, some jobs need to be left to a professional. 
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #23 on: 12 February 2016, 09:15 AM »
So there is hope for it. I just noticed that it has the misfortune of having an EGR valve despite being a W116 (like mine). At least I was able to find non-EGR manifolds, just have to install them.
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #24 on: 12 February 2016, 11:44 AM »
Knowing how many good used fenders are out there, why in the hell is he trying to straighten this?  There are some jobs that require a professional.  He should follow that advice rather than make the car worse.

I loved your reply, Ptashek.  No truer words have been spoken.  As I said, some jobs need to be left to a professional.

I was just wondering the exact same thing.  There is no sense in punching holes in and beating and filling such a fender when it is so easy to find a good replacement.  It's never going to look right again.

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #25 on: 12 February 2016, 12:58 PM »
Kent does say in the video that he only beat it out so he could mount the turn signal light, then he can go test drive the car. And that he is waiting/looking for a replacement fender.
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #26 on: 16 February 2016, 09:57 AM »
He explains why you should go back to the Febi-Bilstein power steering fluid and not ATF.

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #27 on: 16 February 2016, 12:58 PM »
Well, it is a good thing I've been running synthetic power steering fluid for a while, then!
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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #28 on: 16 February 2016, 01:11 PM »
I use that Febi fluid too.  That video has so many cutouts that it's hard to watch.

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Re: Kent at MercedesSource new 116 project
« Reply #29 on: 16 February 2016, 01:39 PM »
So how come the book tells us to use ATF in the power steering?  I've never had any problems running ATF, and certainly none of the problems he mentions.   
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