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Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 17th February 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,928
Posted By John S
Re: 6.9 For Sale

You have taken on a lot of work Oversize, to save a great classic, I congratulate you on your planning and wish you the best of luck.
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 14th February 2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,855
Posted By John S
Re: Pictorial - Rear End Rebuild Part 7 - Diagonal arm bush replacement

I am thoroughly enjoying your postings WBG, please keep up the excellent work as I am sure it will encourage other W116s and W107 oiwners to 'have a go' at such repairs themselves!
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 14th February 2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,426
Posted By John S
Re: Pictorial Rear end rebuild Part 1 - Remove Complete Assembly

The W107 intermediate muffler is probably not helping your performance Styria. Mercedes go to a lot of trouble to get their inlet and exhaust system optimal for each engine.
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 8th February 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,433
Posted By John S
Re: Leaking Rear Struts

I would be very interested in seeing your work on the car posted on Topklasse!!!!
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th January 2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By John S
Re: Radiator treatment question.

If you have dissimilar metals within the cooling system, such as an iron block but aluminium water pump etc, use an inhibitor. Did Mercedes recommend an inhibitor for your model?

I just looked up...
Forum: MECHANICALS 17th January 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,952
Posted By John S
Re: 280SE with a Lexus V8 transplant

There is something I cannot quiet understand Brett, the 450 has a 3.07 or 3.06 diff and cruises at 110 k's on roughly 3200 Revs, but yours sits on 2200rpm at 100kph with the same diff? Surely it's...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th January 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By John S
Re: High mileage Mercs

Perhaps you are right Styria, every now and then I wish I still had it, but it had the sports suspension so I think I would have changed it to a slightly smoother ride as I don't want to go screaming...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 9th January 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By John S
Re: High mileage Mercs

I sold my supercharged Calais with 166,000K's on the clock and still going like a new car. It had some wear points though, the drivers seat bolster was showing signs of wear from my abrasive blue...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 8th January 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,144
Posted By John S
Re: Rust, Rust and the Meaning of Life

I think that Photobucket deleted my photos as I had not opened the file for too long, anyway they were gone and I did not delete them.
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION 6th January 2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,722
Posted By John S
Re: Power Window Removal

That is a fantastic process to have down in detail, hopefully Styra can have a special "workshop' set up on Topklasse where shuch helpful notes are available for everyone!!!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 6th January 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,034
Posted By John S
Re: Well I must be nuts...

Congratulations, it certainly looks excellent value for the price!
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 4th January 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,528
Posted By John S
Re: Pic's of Wagga floods

I had no problems in bringing all the photos up, so it must have something to do with whatever compiuter software we are using.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 21st December 2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,223
Posted By John S
40+ Litre Packard engine in a Bently.

An interesting project, but how often they can drive it would be difficult to guess:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/classiccars/8194036/Christmas-road-test-Packard-engined-Bentley.html
Forum: MERCEDES W116 9th December 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,664
Posted By John S
Re: Wheels

You will probably find the offsets etc here:

http://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/information/fitting_chart/mercedes-benz

http://www.bigcustomwheels.com/rt_specs.jsp
Forum: MECHANICALS 9th December 2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,814
Posted By John S
Re: Oil Pressure Puzzle

Are you getting the vacuum in the reservoir tank, or from the sump? How much 'vacuum' are we considering when you hear air suck in? Or can you feel the resistance when you take the cap off?
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 3rd December 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By John S
Re: Windscreens and Seals

You can also use toothpaste to polish out scratches, and then finish off with rouge (cerium oxide). For any star cracks you will need the UV curing resin.

Try going over the front and rear...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 1st December 2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By John S
Re: Windscreens and Seals

I purchased 'new original' seals from an MB specialist about 15 years ago, moulded corners etc and I had them (F & R) plus a new windscreen fitted by Moore Glass, who supports the NSW club. Within 2...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 29th November 2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,654
Posted By John S
Re: Two Tone Paint

I'm not certain if I actually like the two toning done so high up the waistline, but the combination certainly is striking!! (Does it make it look a little bit like a Volvo?)

I imagine it looks...
Forum: MECHANICALS 27th November 2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,722
Posted By John S
Electronic Parts catalogue on line.

This may help someone checking part numbers before ordering:

http://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/

I got this lead from the Mercedes List USA; see:

...
Forum: MECHANICALS 22nd November 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By John S
Re: M117 wont idle

Throwing parts at any problem with a Mercedes ends up costing a fortune. You will be much better off if you can find someone who knows the W116's well and have the problem diagnosed first.
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