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MERCEDES W116 The W116 S Class saloon from 1972-1980 (280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 350SE, 350SEL, 450SE, 450SEL, 450SEL 6.9)

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Old 19th September 2008, 06:06 PM
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Yet another update (I have left out the bits that were done in the last update):

-new battery - done

-Fix broken power window - done

-new disks, pads and reconditioned calipers - done

The round after that:

-To make sure its running as well as it should be - will be done when it goes on a dyno very soon (how much power it makes will also be very interesting)

-new/exchange A/C compressor - will be done verrrry soon because the weather is starting to warm up and I am one of those wusses who likes his A/C

-fix cracked leather on drivers seat and faded bits on passengers seat and arm rest - have found a place that can apparently replace a panel of leather with similar leather and then 'colour match' the whole thing to the rest of the seat. Apparently can also recolour the bits that have worn or faded but still have leather that is in good condition. (Can you do this, Parks? If so, we need to talk...)

I am tending to lean toward getting it professionally done instead of trying to use leatherique filling/colouring products myself because if I fk the job up, it could be very expensive to fix.

-cruise control fix

-install CD player

-make the sunroof slide better - low priority

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Old 19th September 2008, 06:11 PM
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Also when the tyres run out (very soon), the 126 wheels are goneski and some nice 16 inch jobs are going on:



Some of you might recognise these from SELfor50's car; I got them off him a few months back. They really look the part when on my car, I must say.
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Old 20th September 2008, 08:08 AM
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Nice to see the 6.9 is beeing taken care of BB
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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.

If anyone wants a great example of an Aussie delivered, fully documented 6.9:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...AG-AD-18108439
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Good luck with the sale!
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Old 1st November 2019, 02:09 PM
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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.

If anyone wants a great example of an Aussie delivered, fully documented 6.9:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...AG-AD-18108439
Sad to see it (and you) go...
Good luck with the sale BB.
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Old 1st November 2019, 09:50 PM
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I'm not going anywhere, just the car!

There are other Mercs to own...
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Old 1st November 2019, 11:07 PM
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I'm not going anywhere, just the car!

There are other Mercs to own...
Iím glad to read that ! 😊
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You're an old friend and have for many years been such an integral part of TK. You better hang around. Regards Styria
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And that begs the question what IS the best Merc of all time?? PS glad you'll still be hanging around!
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