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Forum: RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS 23rd April 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
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Re: Insurance options

I was a long time Ryno customer until a year ago when a claim I made was handled very badly, for example trying to BS me with the provisions of the coverage (trying to tell me I didnt have choice of...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 1st November 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,365
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Re: The 6.9 journey...

I'm not going anywhere, just the car!

There are other Mercs to own...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 1st November 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,365
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Re: The 6.9 journey...

Old thread revival. After nearly 12 years of happy ownership, the time has come to move on.

Lack of use is the main reason for selling and I really don't want it sitting in a garage deteriorating....
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 1st November 2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
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The end of the 6.9 road :-(

After 12 years of ownership, my beloved 6.9 is for sale:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1978-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9-auto/OAG-AD-18108439
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 22nd January 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
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Re: A strange phone call ...

Run flat tyres and no spare are a contributing reason we bought a Volvo XC60 over a GLC or an X5. Similar to Brian, we do lots of country KM and having a good old non hi-tech non-run flat tyres, and...
Forum: MECHANICALS 17th September 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
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Re: Starting a car after 6 months idle

It actually started quite easily. I had to replace the battery because it would not charge, so yesterday I replaced it and put some fresh fuel, but other than that I turned the key and it fired into...
Forum: MECHANICALS 11th September 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,981
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Starting a car after 6 months idle

Hi All,

My 6.9 has sat in the garage for about 6 months without being started. The suspension is down on all 4's and the battery is flat.

It was serviced just before Christmas and a new battery...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 3rd July 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
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Free 280SEL in NSW

Email received from the club today. Posting here in case someone is interested:

A 79 280SEL is free for removal at Gorokan. It hasn't been running since 2006 & the engine has been tampered with...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd January 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
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Re: Run Flat stupidity

Tyres aside, the Volvo is actually a better car than the BMW and Merc competitors. They each do some things well, but lack in other areas. The Volvo does more things well than the other two.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 2nd January 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
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Re: Run Flat stupidity

We bought a new SUV recently, and I ditched a couple of options because they only came with run flats and no spare. I never thought I would be getting blank stares asking if we can option something...
Forum: MOTORSPORTS 24th November 2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 30,633
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Re: Welcome V8 Supercars

I'm off to the supercars tomorrow. Can't wait!
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 31st October 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,379
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6.9, rust, trees

$4k, in Queensland:

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Mercedes-Benz-450SEL-1979/SSE-AD-5014139/
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 31st October 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,029
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Re: Mounting a NSW historic plate

Ok, it turned up today.

The adapter is a black powder coated metal and the holes were a match for both the plate and the car. All washers, screws and even plastic spacers are supplied and it has...
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 24th October 2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,029
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Re: Mounting a NSW historic plate

What I have done is to buy this:

http://secureaplate.net.au/product/mercedes-benz-rear-secureaplate-part-no-1032/

and I have sent them a template I made of the historic plate, which they will...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th September 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
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Re: Audi Q5

If what you are looking at has DSG, run a mile.
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 16th September 2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,029
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Re: Mounting a NSW historic plate

I am currently in the process of moving to club rego, so this is very timely information. Thank you!
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 25th June 2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,114
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Forum: RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS 19th December 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,062
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Re: Mechanic in Newcastle/Hunter

Been away a lot recently, so the 6.9 has sat in the garage for a bit now. After Christmas it will be coming out, getting a top to bottom clean and off to the mechanic for a service.
Forum: RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS 3rd December 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,062
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Forum: RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS 3rd December 2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,062
Posted By -bb-
Re: Mechanic in Newcastle/Hunter

Thanks, will do. Do you know of they have any experience with 6.9's?
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