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Old 27th November 2013, 06:33 PM
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An insight into the source, and workings, of what essentially became a short lived mechanical system. Regards Styria
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Old 27th November 2013, 09:51 PM
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Good article and well explained. As the owner of 2 cars with hydrak transmissions, I can only concur with their comments about being rewarded by the experience.
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Old 28th November 2013, 03:42 AM
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and 'Oh So' Touchy!

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Old 29th November 2013, 06:02 PM
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It is surprising how brutally honest the article deals with what was essentially a comparative failure by Mercedes standards - or perhaps more appropriately, an Automatic transmission was a step or two above the Hydrak in any case as far as ease of operation was concerned.

Many years ago, I knew a fellow that was genuinely "Mercedes" trained - yes, in Stuttgart of all places, and he opened the first "Self Help" car repair shop in Waitara, Sydney. There was not a single task that he was not able to complete, and he did in fact own a 220SE with "that" Hydrak clutch. I remarked to him as to "how the hell do you make it work" and his simple reply ? Well, there is nothing particularly difficult about it'. That was him. He knew his stuff virtually like no other mechanic I have known - and the most remarkable aspect was that he handled the most difficult tasks quietly and efficiently. He never uttered a swear word. Regards Styria
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Old 29th November 2013, 11:06 PM
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Styria: I remember Self Help Engineering in Waitara. My older brother (you know him) took his cars there occasionally, to use the specialist tools provided that he did not have himself.
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