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Forum: MERCEDES W116 2nd October 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 Every Day Driver

As the years go by less of them are I regular use. My 6.9 is on full rego and is used weekly. Enjoyed a 1000 k round trip to wgga last week with no problems.
Let's hope plenty of people do the same...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 2nd September 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 99,067
Posted By aussie 6.9
Smile Re: Car of the week

I have owned a w220 s430 for 8 years and have just driven it to Darwin and back. Now has 200000 on it. Has been an excellent car with virtually no issues.
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 9th July 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 99,067
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Car of the week

Tachometer showing 1500 rpm and no oil pressure is a bit of a worry!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 14th June 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: W126 self leveling struts

The bottom ball joint for the front struts is on the net ,brand new ,for $100 us ex Germany. I have rebuilt two rear struts for my 6.9. The seals came from my local hydraulic shop. Some were off the...
Forum: MECHANICALS 2nd May 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Aircon re-gas

Hi WGB.
I have replaced all the accumulators on my 6.9 since Aug last year. Got the rear ones from Silver Star in Sydney for $295 Aus each and the three front ones from Pelican parts in US for $140...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 15th March 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 450SEL 6.9 Motor mounts back

The sleeves that go over the bottom part of the rear tube shocks (struts) for the 6.9 are also available at the moment. I have ordered 2 from Pelican parts in the US. The part no if any body is...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 13th March 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 99,067
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Car of the week

Looks like a nice car . Back in the 70s these cars were considered the best 4 door salons in the world. A similar Holden of that era for sale these days would probably be in the $30k range.
My 78...
Forum: MECHANICALS 5th January 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Cannonball Run

We continuously see more and more amazing machines come out of Mercedes but we in Australia never have the chance to realise their potential. These guys have pushed the boundries and proved just how...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 16th November 2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 99,067
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Car of the week

The crazy situation in the old car market at the moment is a similar age and condition Holden or Falcon would bring 20 or $30000!
Forum: MECHANICALS 8th May 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,380
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 450sl diff ratio

Still thinking about diff ratios for the 450sl. I have found a U.S. spec sheet which gives the 1978 450sl a diff ratio of 3.46 to 1 which means that at 100k the motor is at 2865rpm. This appears to...
Forum: MECHANICALS 27th April 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By aussie 6.9
Cruise control

I have just completed a very enjoyable 1000k road trip in my 6.9 and all went well except the cruise control stopped working and the blinkers are slow when cold. My question is where are the the...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 12th March 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,244
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Dora 2

I have owned a w220 s430 for seven years and it has been an excellent car. Good luck.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 2nd February 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: First Car

My first motor vehicle was a 1926 t model on the farm and my first registered vehicle was a1947 Mercedes 170va which started my 54 year Mercedes involvement. Regards Mark.
Forum: ROAD TESTS 26th January 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,652
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 1956 Cadillac V Packard

When looking at the Packard story we should also remember their role in developing the Liberty range of aircraft engines , some versions of which powered ww2 PT boats and also the manufacture under...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 13th November 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,801
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: W116 Daily Driving Mileage

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your post. My car is Aus delivery and stock standard. Generally get around 16l per 100k or 17.6 mpg for normal driving. The reco front levelling valve you...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 28th September 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,801
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: W116 Daily Driving Mileage

Hi everybody.
I have owned my 6.9 for 20 years and have done about 100000km in it. I have just returned from a 600km trip in it and it still drives so well that I can't wait to go somwhere else...
Forum: MECHANICALS 10th September 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By aussie 6.9
K jetronic service

I have just completed a 1000k trip in my 450sl all went well except the idle is a little rough when hot. Can anybody suggest a shop in Sydney that is experienced with the K Jetronic system. Returned...
Forum: MECHANICALS 5th September 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 ride height

Thanks everybody for the info. Regards Mark.
Forum: MECHANICALS 3rd September 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 ride height

Thanks for that. I found apost by Styria and it looks like 66 front 64 at the back should be okay.
Forum: MECHANICALS 1st September 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By aussie 6.9
6.9 ride height

I have just fitted a reco front level valve and would like to get front and rear height set at the correct levels. I have seen them somewhere but does anybody know what they are? I measure from the...
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