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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


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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

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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #20 on: 15 May 2021, 09:22 PM »
Hello everyone, long time no post.

I've been working 6/7 days a week and spending my free time setting my ute up for camping so I haven't touched the Merc in a long time.

But today that changed, I didn't take any photos till the end but I've been working on the clock, cruise control and air box.

Clock - this was super simple, I just banged some new caps on it and it's apoles now

Cc - this was a lot harder, and really tested me, I changed 2 caps but accidentally bridged a cap to a resistor and had a hell of time fixing my cock up. Hopefully the caps will fix it, if not my reading tells me it's likely the relays in which case I'll probably try and buy another one.

Air box
So I half assed this and paid for it. Didn't sand jr enough and accidentally bought a far to matte black.

I went back over what I'd done with a orbital, I rant out of sand paper and gave up, but I do actually have a photo of where I left it .

I need to get some 120 grit for the cracks, 240 for the orbital and locate some gloss heat paint for it.

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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #21 on: 16 May 2021, 08:46 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.

That feature is only on Grand Prix and Mexico.  The Europa, Europa II, Monza, AVUS, and Monte Carlo do not have this feature. 
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Re: My new 450sel
« Reply #22 on: 17 May 2021, 08:39 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.

That feature is only on Grand Prix and Mexico.  The Europa, Europa II, Monza, AVUS, and Monte Carlo do not have this feature.

I have a Mexico! I did try this but it didn't help so much, I have to investigate it further