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Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 13th January 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,558
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 450 SEL repaint

Hi Marcus if you are interested in an entire car worth of spare parts i happpen to be selling a 1975 450SEL cheaply it is still registered and was a weekend use car until just before Xmas
When my...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 14th December 2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,618
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 1975 450SEL for sale $1000

Yes hopefully someone will see the opportunity of rescuing it. Unfortunately that wont be me . As I have another 450SEL a 1974 model in Dark Grey. Also a 2002 S430 a 1997 XJ8 Jaguar Sovereign and...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 13th December 2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,618
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 1975 450SEL for sale $1000

Here are some photos
Forum: MERCEDES W116 13th December 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,618
Posted By 450SEL1979
1975 450SEL for sale $1000

I have a RED 1975 450SEL for sale $1000
up until last weekend this was being driven on a fortnightly basis . On the weekend my daughter managed to hit a very high speed bump and apparently...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 9th January 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,498
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Petrol smell in cabin of 450SEL 4.5 L

Sorry I have been offline for a few weeks and the car has been in the mechanics
Had a number of the things done including blowing out all of the hoses connected to the ventilation system
Also...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 13th December 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,498
Posted By 450SEL1979
Petrol smell in cabin of 450SEL 4.5 L

Hi folks
I have a persistent issue of petrol smell in cabin of one of my 450SELs and less frequent petrol smell issue in the other one
Either way it is a problem that I need some advice on how I...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 11th July 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 1975 450SEL for Sale in Sydney

I have not done timing chain , not sure about previous owner
Car runs very well as until recently was my daily driver
Good buy for anyone seriously interested as has all options including custom...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 10th July 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By 450SEL1979
1975 450SEL for Sale in Sydney

Hi Folks
I have just listed my other 450SEL for sale on Gumtree

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/alexandria/cars-vans-utes/1975-mercedes-benz-450-sedan/1083555926

Changes to the on street...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 1st June 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 450SEL Hood Pad replacement

It actually photographs better than it looks closer up. I am looking to respray the roof as it needs to be up to standard of rest of the paintwork.
Considering just swapping the sheepskin seat...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 31st May 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: 450SEL Hood Pad replacement

Hi Michael
That sounds like a very fair offer to me so I will give you a call to set this up
Agree they look a lot better with a hood pad in place especially if they have had one before . This one...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 30th May 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By 450SEL1979
450SEL Hood Pad replacement

Hi I have just bought another 450SEL . I need to get a hood pad fitted
Car doesn't have one at moment
Can anyone recommend somewhere that I can get this done. In Sydney Metro region . Ideally...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 11th May 2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,134
Posted By 450SEL1979
450SEL suspension and injector parts

Hi it has been a while since I last posted . Now driving a 1975 450SEL
Looking to sort out my creaking rattling suspension
Here is the list of parts that my mechanic gave me today
Front Bottom...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 10th July 2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,825
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Cutting out on full steering lock Also when heavy braking

Just had the brake booster removed and refurbished Dealt with all of the vacuumn leak issues. Also replaced the map sensor Surprised at what a difference it has made car no longer cuts out under...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 10th July 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,107
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Tyres for the 450SE

I just put a set of 205 55 16 Goodyear Assurance fuel max
On my 450SEL after my Michelin tyres started sliding all over the road in the wet
even tread still seemed ok. I was curious as to why and...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 14th May 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,825
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Cutting out on full steering lock Also when heavy braking

Seem to have a solution at last . Replaced leads, distributor cap, fitted 4 contact spark plugs as well as cold start relay and vacuumn hoses. Set idle slightly higher and gave her a full service...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 14th May 2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,129
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Wheels for w116

Not a big fan of the original alloys myself , especially when they get brake dust on them. So today my mechanic tried to fit what I Thougt was a nice set of later series alloys with decent set 215 60...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 14th April 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Engine Gearbox transplant on 450sEL

Having explored the options KJet engine into a D jet car. Looking like less of an option. Mechanic ( who I have dealt with for all service needs for 20 years) agrees. Looking at options of hanging...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 12th April 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Engine Gearbox transplant on 450sEL

New paint job suggestion from Michel has me thinking
Approx how much are we talking about $$$$??

I have complete set of rubber seals still in the box from a previous 450SEL

Re Fuel suggestion...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 11th April 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,825
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Cutting out on full steering lock Also when heavy braking

Booked in tomorrow to look at exactly that
Vacuumn line and brake booster in particular. Hoping that will resolve the issue

Going to fix rear suspension ride height and some other minor issues at...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 11th April 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By 450SEL1979
Re: Engine Gearbox transplant on 450sEL

Thank Tony
Good questions
History of 1977 engine is limited to log books stamped to `100K or so
Nothing else, plus test drive of car with engine still in it. Went well , smooth
plenty of...
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