Author Topic: My Australian delivered 450SEL 6.9  (Read 1250 times)

Randys01

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Re: My Australian delivered 450SEL 6.9
« Reply #15 on: 03 December 2020, 11:30 PM »
 There is only a handful of people in Adelaide I would let loose on this.  ...and they cost plenty!
I suspect the way forward for you is to get an assessment of what the ole girl is like........worn well and well worn I'd surmise.  BUT if you get an estimate of the top 5 items that need attention, you can then decide on whether you want to spend that kind of money or move on.  To work your way progressively thru the car to get it reliable and smooth is in the 1000's if you can do it yourself: or 10000's  if you have to pay someone to do it.!!
Of course we can all do the basic things ourselves but it's the thorny issues in a 40 year old car that  require specialist knowledge and tools.
You may or may not be au fait with  the W116...........if so great start..you will need to bring your A game however to the 6.9 aka "bottomless pit"!!! ::)
As a matter of interest how many KMs is she supposed to have done?




raueda1

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Re: My Australian delivered 450SEL 6.9
« Reply #16 on: 04 December 2020, 05:31 PM »
Did you guys perchance find a source for rear accumulators?  I was looking about a year ago.  Several eBay sellers were offering the wrong ones.  I returned 2 sets.   I couldn't find them anyplace except maybe MB Classic Center as I recall.  But my recollection is they were exorbitant.  Thanks and cheers,
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

Randys01

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Re: My Australian delivered 450SEL 6.9
« Reply #17 on: 05 December 2020, 12:09 AM »
Accumulators front and rear.  Try Neimoller.

jd-6.9

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Re: My Australian delivered 450SEL 6.9
« Reply #18 on: 18 March 2021, 06:30 PM »
There is only a handful of people in Adelaide I would let loose on this.  ...and they cost plenty!
I suspect the way forward for you is to get an assessment of what the ole girl is like........worn well and well worn I'd surmise.  BUT if you get an estimate of the top 5 items that need attention, you can then decide on whether you want to spend that kind of money or move on.  To work your way progressively thru the car to get it reliable and smooth is in the 1000's if you can do it yourself: or 10000's  if you have to pay someone to do it.!!
Of course we can all do the basic things ourselves but it's the thorny issues in a 40 year old car that  require specialist knowledge and tools.
You may or may not be au fait with  the W116...........if so great start..you will need to bring your A game however to the 6.9 aka "bottomless pit"!!! ::)
As a matter of interest how many KMs is she supposed to have done?

Thanks for the info Randy,

Yeah im well aware how expensive the old Mercedes can be, im currently finishing off a full restoration on on a 280SL Pagoda and parts are crazy expensive! The car have done roughly 280xxx kms according to the odometer.