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Forum: MECHANICALS 5th January 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
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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: 763
Views: 59,367
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: 2,714
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: 483
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: 3,679
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: 900
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: 1,979
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: 5,425
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: 5,425
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: 519
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: 3,289
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: 3,289
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: 3,289
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...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 28th July 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,843
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 auxiliary fan test

Hi john. I think the fan should come on at 100c . It is controlled by a sensor in the thermostat housing.
I live in a part of the world where we often see temps well above 40c and I have fitted a...
Forum: MECHANICALS 27th July 2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Air conditioning parts

Thanks Helmet. I will get on to it soon.
Forum: MECHANICALS 25th July 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Air conditioning parts

Thanks everybody. Helmet, what sort of rubber hose do you recommend?
Forum: MECHANICALS 25th July 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By aussie 6.9
Air conditioning parts

Could somebody suggest a good suplier of 116 air con parts. I need the high pressure line that goes from the drier into the heater box in the cabin. My normal parts suplier says he can't find one....
Forum: MECHANICALS 9th July 2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,978
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 Levelling Valves

Hi Michael.
I am interested in exchanging a front one . Mine still works okay but it weeps oil. I have
a spare one off my parts car and I thought I would exchange it. If you could email me the...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 5th May 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 59,367
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: Car of the week

I owned one of these in the 70s in the UK . It was left hand drive with a 4speed manual and quite a good thing. But 70k?
Forum: MECHANICALS 12th March 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,436
Posted By aussie 6.9
Re: 6.9 uni joint

Thanks for the info. We have a good diff and driveline shop locally and will consult them.
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