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Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 17th October 2017, 10:41 PM
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Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 6.9 Queensland

Driver's seat looks to be in well above average condition.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th October 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,738
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: The Rover P5/P5B

Rover also produced a quite small V8 powered car of a later vintage.
It was based on the Rover 75 (1999 - 2005)
The original '75' of this vintage had a 2.5 litre east west engine.
A 'badge...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 24th August 2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: All British Day

Looking forward to being there with Styria.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 18th June 2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,014
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Get togather

Had a great day, and (would you believe it), drove a diesel engined car for the first time in my life!
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 10th June 2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,014
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Get togather

I would like to be there (:-) !
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 26th February 2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 450SEL 6.9 for sale

An E55 tends to be a bit quicker and much more sure footed..... especially under power.....!
But not really in the same playing field.

Actually, the 6.9 has quite a bit more of what the E55...
Forum: MERCEDES W107 23rd January 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By SEL_69L
Wink Re: Recently arrived 450SLC

A rare find, in what appears to be in a much superior condition.
My favourite shape of Mercedes.
Congratulations !
I would suggest that you go over it with a fine tooth comb, looking for rust,...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 23rd January 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By SEL_69L
Talking Re: Classic Mercedes mats

I get my mats for free, from a few professional car detailers. that have established a good rapport with. Such used mats have to be thrown out of the trade-ins that are to be re sold in the new car...
Forum: MECHANICALS 1st January 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Joys of Modern Motoring

Another moral ?
Don't go near those cars with those gearboxes.

I assume we are talking about the famous Ford Powershi# transmission.
Forum: ROAD TESTS 22nd November 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,269
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Styria's 6.9

Some folks know my current car, some don't.
After 15 years in my ownership, my 6.9 is now owned a new owner, who I know is going to love it and take good care of it.

My wife died 4 years ago, my...
Forum: ROAD TESTS 17th November 2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,269
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Styria's 6.9

Actually, the max. quoted torque in my current car is only 20 Nm shy of the max. torque in Syria's 6.9, except that it is at higher revs.
5 speed quick shift gearbox and 300kg less to drag around...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 17th November 2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Speeding ticket

I have to watch myself with my current car.

I had to drive it fairly fast :eek: (I have told some people HOW fast), to try to track down a vibration problem.
I think I have finally found the...
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 26th June 2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,658
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Museum

Thanks for the excellent photos,Tim! :)

Visited the Museum about 3 weeks ago, before the official opening, with the
Antique and Classic Car Club on a sunny tuesday.
Also very happy to catch up...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 21st May 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,286
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Out in the sun today

The road surface from the Great Western Highway to Oberon is NOT the best of surfaces, which includes lots of small potholes and patching.

Yes, we were able to keep up with the E Type, but never...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 12th May 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: What's gone wrong here?

scrap metal value only, but I have to admit: The shape does look pleasing to the eye.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd May 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,372
Posted By SEL_69L
M156 problems

Have been reading up on this engine.
M156 engines were made in house by AMG, they power the
E63, S63, ML 63, CL63, C63, and SL63 cars.

From what I have read (mainly on Benzworld), these engines...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 13th February 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,979
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: How to Clear Hazed Headlamp Plastic

With the top quality materials that Mecedes-Benz is sopposed to use (in this case headlight lenses), one would be permitted to think that this sort of refurbishment should never be required.
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 10th February 2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,979
Posted By SEL_69L
How to Clear Hazed Headlamp Plastic

A quality car like any Mercedes should be should have top quality materials used in ALL parts of the car. That ain't so with current cars, especially when it applies to headlights, unfortunately.
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 21st August 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Six 3 has had a make over!

Subtle but different. I like! :)
Forum: MECHANICALS 24th June 2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,250
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: 6.9 Fuel Pumps

As I understand it, fuel pumps are a bit like human kindeys, inasmuch as their capacity to do the job is many times in excess of the minimun reqirement to do the job.
A fuel delivery system has...
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