Author Topic: My new 450sel  (Read 934 times)

Flogrates

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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #15 on: 16 January 2021, 10:00 PM »
Well, 8 days and nearly 1500 later I picked up the Merc last night. Front wheel bearings were in need of a change, the rears were apparently totally destroyed.

Apparently they almost gave up on the job at one point.  It was lovely to get it back but that it's definitely tampered my enthusiasm for the car LOL

Those rear bearings are a real pain - I can understand the shop being dismayed.
It makes me quite glad I didn't attempt myself tbh

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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #16 on: 16 January 2021, 10:37 PM »
Well, got a bit motivated today, so I went and got some led globes, tried and failed to fix my dimmer and did some painting that didn't turn out so well.

I also didn't get enough gloves LOL


See pictures for my average masking job.


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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #17 on: 18 February 2021, 02:19 PM »
I have been doing absolutely nothing with this car this car so far this year as I have been working 6/7 days a week for harvest season but I did manage to take it to work yesterday and today, it's a 70km round trip and our first big drive.

It's been great, I have identify some more issues to go on the list.

- cruise control doesn't work
- can't adjust the clock, the knob just spins
-fm reception is terrible after a while. Fine when you first start driving but then goes to the dogs
-bad shock and/or bush

The list is getting longer and my time to do it shorter unfortunately.

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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #18 on: 18 February 2021, 02:37 PM »
If you have Becker radio you should be able to adjust the sensitivity of the reception on the RHS knob.
To adjust clock you have both push the stalk in and turn at same time.
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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #19 on: 18 February 2021, 02:51 PM »
If you have Becker radio you should be able to adjust the sensitivity of the reception on the RHS knob.
To adjust clock you have both push the stalk in and turn at same time.
I do have a Becker, I'll have a look at that.

That's what I was doing with the clock, the knob was just spinning