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Started by Flogrates, 23 December 2020, 12:12 PM
Quote from: rumb on 23 December 2020, 12:54 PMCongratulation. Looks like a nice car. The outside door handles are quite easy to remove and a good clean and grease will make them operate smoothly.What do you mean by head unit?
Quote from: Randys01 on 31 December 2020, 11:13 PMWhat a buzz for you. Congratulations.!! this looks like a well worn but worn well unmolested example.Not sure how you got conned into $160 bux for the required 8/9 litres of oil?.filters for these are cheap . IMHO you do better to buy Castrol GTX 3? and replace it frequently. This ole girl is going to have plenty of gunk in the system so frequent oil changes are the go..and it's ezy on these unlike the 6.9 which always turns into mess.!Not sure of the provenance of this car or KMs but after 40 years new valve stem seals do make a difference. This project will keep you off the mainland for at least 5 years!! Good luck.
Quote from: Randys01 on 31 December 2020, 11:40 PMRun it for only 500kms and drain ..replace with GTX and new filter. Yep. Run it for another 500kms. You will be horrified how quickly and dirty that drained oil presents.Take note of the hot oil pressure behaviour at idle..when running 15 W in summer you might find it a bit wanting. 1 bar at 750 rpm would be nice.
Quote from: Flogrates on 14 January 2021, 12:08 PMWell, 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
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