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Started by sutekh, 20 March 2022, 01:48 AM
Quote from: rumb on 20 March 2022, 07:23 AMLooks worth the wait. Quite a beauty. One thing often suggested is new copper fuses.
Quote from: Jan S on 20 March 2022, 09:01 AMLooks great - congratulation and welcome to the Forum!Your vacuum door lock problem points to e.g. the actuators. A few tips in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLDzg81RF4&ab_channel=Mercedessource
Quote from: daantjie on 20 March 2022, 10:35 AMLooks like one that was sold on Bring a Trailer recently? Nice!
Quote from: orientrot on 24 March 2022, 12:15 AMVery nice purchase! You ought to get a set of the blue with white dot cocomats for it.
Quote from: sutekh on 20 March 2022, 05:45 PMThe ingress point appears to be the fuel door drain hose
Quote from: sutekh on 20 March 2022, 05:45 PMAside from those items, my next rabbit hole is wheels and tires (the currently mounted Michelin rubber is 20yrs old!) I'd like to find a way to run 15in steelies with hubcaps. Looks like all of the above may be available through the classic center if I decide I hate money. Reading through threads about various options there ATM...
Quote from: JeffCullen on 24 March 2022, 02:19 PMI had a significant leak into my trunk not from the fuel filler drain, but from the gasket which seals the hole in the body around the fuel filler neck itself. It's the same part as a 107. Mine looked heinous. Found a NOS replacement on eBay out of Germany. Worth a look...
Quote from: JeffCullen on 24 March 2022, 02:19 PMI found my SD in a barn back in March 2020 sporting tires from the Bush administration... and I mean Herbert Walker. 1990!I thought a lot about this as well. I'd love to run 15" Michelin Premiers... but I stuck with 14"s and am running Michelin Defenders on Bundts. I've had top-end Pilot Sports on big BMWs (most recently an E38 750iL), and for the last couple of weeks I've been hooning about in a 996 with nice Contis on it... but on the 300SD the 14" Michelins are honestly fine. Nothing wrong with the nice tall sidewall for ride comfort, either. We get a good mix of dry and wet conditions here in Vancouver, and I have yet to regret not throwing several thousand dollars at a dream wheel/tire package for this car - it's just never done anything untoward, and I drive *fast*. These Defenders look like they're going to last a long time as well.I wouldn't mind switching these tires over to steelies with body-matching wheel covers some day.
Quote from: JeffCullen on 25 March 2022, 08:44 PMMy good friend works on a lot of these cars and hasn't had any complaints about what Toyo is offering in the size...Which M5 btw? I used to have an E34. What a sound.
Quote from: JeffCullen on 30 March 2022, 11:27 PMYour "bookends" are both awesome cars. The E34 is my favourite for subjective reasons... but in many ways it is the awkward middle child. I reserve the right to veer E28 if I ever get to drive one with the proper Euro-spec M88/3!I know Nagengast does EDC shock/strut rebuilds on E34s and E38s... do they do E28 SLS?
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