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Old 30th April 2018, 02:11 PM
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Default 450SEL 6.9 will it start?

See what you think of this video?

It has been twelve years since the 6.9 was last started!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IWNgvukFU-4
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Old 30th April 2018, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: 450SEL 6.9 will it start?

Well it did start, but that's about all. One ought to save the mechanicals such as engine, gearbox and diff., and possibly some of the suspension components. TJ 450 in WA certainly appears to be the "lucky" finder, but he has his head screwed on the right way and the car will find its way to the crushers. Even though 6.9s are going up in value, this one is really beyond saving. Regards Styria
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Default Re: 450SEL 6.9 will it start?

Starting an engine after so long is not an easy or quick process if you want to avoid major engine damage. Changing all the fluids & filters is just the beginning. Rust & corrosion are the main enemies you have to fight with constantly. Just one unexpected problem was a seized water pump... not fun!
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Default Re: 450SEL 6.9 will it start?

Looks like they're gonna part it up, sad to see it go
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Old 13th May 2018, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: 450SEL 6.9 will it start?

Good evening part two featuring the 6.9 sadly another bites the dust!


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