Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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This could very well be a US spec 1975 or 1976 car, these were the first with catalytic converters, and Mercedes installed them under the hood, next to the manifold, and due to the extreme underhood heat generated by this set up, there were many fires like this one.
The burning vehicle in the picture appears to be a US spec car (from the US spec. headlight wipers on it) but with euro headlights on it
Mercedes recognized this problem in the US '75 and '76 cars and addressed it by moving the catalysts downstream beginning with the 1977 models, and that problem was then eliminated.
<--- superschnelle 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV, Hochverdichtung = high compression (11/2011) ... Wie im Freien Fall. Nur horizontal.
"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<
Last edited by cascade; 04-26-2007 at 04:59 AM.