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MERCEDES W126 The W126 S Class saloon and coupe from 1979-1992 (260SE, 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 300SDL, 300SE, 300SEL, 350SD, 350SDL, 380SE, 380SEL, 380SEC, 420SE, 420SEL, 420SEC, 500SE, 500SEL, 500SEC, 560SE, 560SEL, 560SEC)

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Old 18th February 2019, 07:54 PM
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Old 20th February 2019, 05:39 PM
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some info on the different 560 engines can be found here:

http://www.classicjalopy.com/2019/02...68-560-engine/

It gets a bit complex with the variants they had on offer!

I can't remember which version Dora2 is, but I suspect it is a 10:1 RUF engine with 220kw.
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Old 20th February 2019, 06:24 PM
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Great read mate.
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Old 24th February 2019, 07:18 PM
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Shes currently on ice until I can find the correct ignition leads to hopefully fix the misfire. I just started a lengthy period of time off so watch this space soon.

Rides harshly ATM which is due to a system fault which then defaults to hard setting (see YouTube vids & seat vibration). Apparently the solenoids make a loud crack under hydro pressure normally & I havenít heard this yet so Iíll be doing some system tests. The car doesnít raise to the high setting either so it could be more than one fault.

At this stage I believe she originated in South Africa and is an ECE version which cannot be modified for CATs unlike the RUF engines. Aussie 560s had lower compression with emission requirements not quite as harsh as the US. Therefore the Aussie cars didnít have as much power as the ECE & RUF motors, but had more than US models.
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 24th February 2019, 07:34 PM
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At this stage I believe she originated in South Africa and is an ECE version which cannot be modified for CATs unlike the RUF engines. Aussie 560s had lower compression with emission requirements not quite as harsh as the US. Therefore the Aussie cars didnít have as much power as the ECE & RUF motors, but had more than US models.
Should be in the data card. (www.datamb.com) I would have thought the factory in south africa would have been less likely to build special options like HPFE though.

if you have code 238 and 362 would be pommy version. I can't remember the south africa code, but those ones normally have the little reflectors under the rear tail lights.

If you have code 822, then its ECE version.
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Old 8th March 2019, 05:24 PM
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Build date & location finally confirmed, along with some interesting details on options ordered. Strange they didnít go for rear seat heaters. It wouldíve been great to have a rear blind, but probably not much use in GB....



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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
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Old 8th March 2019, 08:35 PM
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Good to get this detail, my car was made 5 months later also for UK market. - btw, this site helps translate the codes for you:

General Data
FIN WDB1260392A322020
Model 560 SEL
Engine 117968 22 027158
Transmission 722323 02 911363
Order Number 0 7 537 86683
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER - GRAY (278)
Paint 1 ASTRAL SILVER - METALLIC PAINT (735U)
Approx. Build Date 1987-02
Code Description
215 HYDROPNEUMATIC SUSPENSION WITH AUTOMATIC LEVEL LOWERING DEVICE AND CONTROLLED DAMPING
224 FRONT & REAR SINGLE SEATS, LEFT AND RIGHT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE; FRONT SEATS WITH MEMORY CONTROL, ELECTRIC HEADREST ADJUSTMENT & RUFFLED POCKETS
226 FOOTRESTS IN THE REAR
238 CITY DRIVE LIGHT FOR GREAT BRITAIN
251 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE, FULL STEREO, ELECTRONIC
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHD VEHICLES AS PER EC REGULATIONS (CONTROL CODE)
406 SINGLE SEAT WITH ORTHOPAEDIC FRONT SEAT BACKREST, LEFT AND RIGHT
442 AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
601 OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
822 OUTPUT INCREASE WITH 560 SEL/SEC
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS

Mercedes Benz VIN decoded at https://www.datamb.com/vin/8r74lEkDw3L2NRyvq
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Old 9th March 2019, 12:22 PM
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Thanks! Looks like I have to track down missing items such as the rear footrests & fire extinguisher!
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88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
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87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
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Old 15th March 2019, 02:28 PM
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Posts related to Patrick's new S430 have been moved to their own thread:
http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/s...ead.php?t=6945
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Old 17th March 2019, 08:57 PM
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Because a new member asked via PM, Iíll add some links to repairers & parts suppliers which may be able to assist in getting these HPF vehicles back up & running:

http://www.600airsuspension.com/#hpf

https://starmotorsny.com/wp-content/...oSuspGuide.pdf

http://exclusiveprestigeparts.com.au/

http://www.dwautos.com.au/

http://www.theblastfactory.com.au/



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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 8th April 2019, 06:36 PM
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Looks like Iíve finally found a source for both sets of leads & just have to measure mine to see which set is the most suitable.
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 25th August 2019, 09:39 PM
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On my to do list:

Change coolant,
Rebuild front brake calipers,
Replace RH tail light,
Replace LF hydro hose,
Replace leads, cap, rotor,
Replace front doors (maybe),
RWC (hopefully nothing major),
Club rego...

Iíve removed genuine leads from another engine to measure them up and order the correct set.
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
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Old 26th August 2019, 04:05 PM
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Mark, the whole thing is unbelievable - there is no way I could ever match your tenacity resourcefulness. I will have to have a much closer look at all of your lengthy information, and if there is anything useful, I shall endeavour to post it on the website. Fantastic work. Regards Styria
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Old 28th August 2019, 01:21 PM
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Thanks heaps! Hopefully itíll be registered by Summer! Oh I forgot it needs half shafts too...
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
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Finally got to measure the leads today! The factory set have long gone but I pulled some off an Aussie car in the fleet for checking.

1 87cm
2 83cm
3 100cm
4 101cm
5 74cm
6 82cm
7 83cm
8 83cm
Coil 59cm

So Beru ZEF566 seems the closest & ive just pulled the trigger! Let’s hope new ignition parts fix the miss & it’s not injectors, a vacuum leak or the fuel dizzy!!
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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