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Old 18th November 2018, 07:04 PM
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I've changed the wheels and the car not only looks better but it drives much much better:



Those other wheels were too big and heavy and ruined the handling. I took the car on the MBCNSW drive day yesterday and it performed very well with the wheel change and fresh tyres.

As can be seen the only real rust I can find is under the rear screen:


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Old 29th November 2018, 07:14 AM
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I used to do mods on the tensioner at a dealer back in the day. It used to involve adding a nylon insert into the tensioner assembly and adding a dash of paint to the cover to show it’d been done. I wish I’d kept a print-out of the update. I’ve never heard it mentioned on any forum...
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Oh I missed the pix on page 2! Looks much better. Yeah rust in that area is very common and more so on an import. Plan on pulling the screen and fixing it once.
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Whatís the interior and dash look like?
Interior is pretty good but there is wear in line with the 165k miles.
Dash is uncracked. Here is a crappy camera phone photo.

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A bit more digging on this car.

It has a brand new battery that was purchased in 2018 so that is a positive.
I also found its original UK registration number and confirmed it was last taxed in 2004 in the UK, which fits in with the info I have for it.

i am going to try and contact the UK licensing authority (DLVA) to see if they have any info. But I need to work out how to get a UK money order to include with my form.

it will have valve stem seals and timing chain done in February. I've also bought a few other misc parts to fit to the car.
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Yes do tell!! I also have some parts arriving shortly...
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Old 14th December 2018, 02:28 PM
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For some weird reason I love the kmh/mph speedos! Do I spy an Alpine head unit? You may wish to rethink your phone holder position!
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Yes do tell!! I also have some parts arriving shortly...
First is all the stuff to do the chain and valve stem seals.



After Helmet's warning I did not get the Febi guides and went for genuine. I would have gotten a genuine tensioner, but they were over USD$400 vs about $65USD for the Febi. Also camshaft oilers.

I won't do this work, but have sourced all the parts for it.



Some other stuff to in the short term. New cap, rotor, wiper blades. Also the camcover gaskets and washers for the chain being done. Thermostat is so I have one on hand if needed.

Also some of the rubber breather hoses for the engine that have gone very hard.



SLS fluid for both the 560SEC and 300SE. I also have the filters around somewhere.



Longer term, new oil pan. Mine has a dent in it. Looks more like a floor jack than collision.



More leather conditioner, not just for the 560, but because I used my last bottle on the 560. Also wear seansor for brake pads (pads around around somewhere), clip to hold visor on and 1st gear start module that I will use that switch in the fader position.



Owners manual. is for a USA edition, but was only about $12 on ebay. Keeping my eye out for a UK spec one.



Hood pads for both W126s. Can't remember which one is in the photo, I think the coupe one.
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For some weird reason I love the kmh/mph speedos! Do I spy an Alpine head unit? You may wish to rethink your phone holder position!
Yes it has a quite nice Alpine unit with bluetooth phone, usb in, mp3 cd etc.
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