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hey everyone, going to start doing some engine work. in process of belts and hoses. radiator with hoses off to make room. belts have trouble working components out the way. main trouble with steering pump. no wrenched thin enough to slide between pully and body(bolt nut combo). plus no way to remove air filter can without moving throttle body, compressor in way too. another tight spot is the alternator adjustment nut. looks like i need a dogbone or something. great time to change water pump now, but no part. works ok but not sure how long, i am sure its never changed. found distributor loose, got a 1/4" free twist, doesnt seem to change idle any.

picked up an 8 bladed fan and clutch to replace 6 on block. got extra alternator to send out and rebuild for spare.

anyone got little tips or shortcuts that might be good to know? special tools or something, thanks in advance.

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ok, belts, hoses, rad and plugs in. now we got a problem. starts, bad idle in gear. park idle ok. sputters and dies trying to move in gear. think distibutor off timing. vacuum ok. idles 1000-1500. any ideas? read manual, possible condensor on dis. i did see blue sparks when opening the point contacts.

tomorrows another day...

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does anyone spin wrenches here? or it looks like a dying breed. i work avionics for an airline. but i do it all. from nose to tail i work, including the brown trout basin. jack of trades, master of none. got hit with united airlines position after 911. been in field for , eehhhh 8 yrs. fun job....i like....but, i have grown to hate flying. so

speak up if u wrench. SOUND OFF IF U GOTTA PAIR!!!. atease.

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thanks for all the help. found the problem. broken wire at the condensor. purrs like a pussy.........in heels.

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Hmmm

I agree, where are all the techies on this forum? Do all the old Mercedes in the states belong to trendy marketing types that do not open the hood?

There are some great posts here from people like mercmad. But is there a better forum someone can recommend for older Merc's (especailly W108's)?

I am restoring an Alfa 105 coupe and forums such as www.alfabb.com are a fantastic resource, almost everything you could imagine is posted there for all models new and very old.

I hope I dont come across as bitter, but i really want to get my hands dirty with this car and Im just afraid of getting stuck somewhere!
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I work on MB's at my job. The really old ones like this, I don't see coming in so often... my W126 10/80 build date is actually the second oldest Benz I've seen in our shop (oldest is a 123 coupe)- I'll happily lend a word when I have experience in the topic- but I'm afraid I can't visualize a 250SEc (nice, BTW) having never popped the hood on one.
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Thanks for the reply. I guess it really depends where you are located in the world. Over here in Aus there are many old W108, W114/15 and W123, Pagoda's and even a few fin tail mercs going around.

Old mercs also seem to be common in places like South Africa. The dry climate is great for old German steel. Yes, ever rust free Fiats exist over here. [:D]
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Ha Ha--dirty hands indeed! A vintage Benz is a modern car to my crowd. Seriously, there are numerous web sites sprouting up that are model specific and have lots of dirty hand guys. My car has www.170220.com with several professional restorers contributing in the forum and links of approved vendors. There are others, try goggle search.
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Ha Ha--dirty hands indeed! A vintage Benz is a modern car to my crowd. Seriously, there are numerous web sites sprouting up that are model specific and have lots of dirty hand guys. My car has www.170220.com with several professional restorers contributing in the forum and links of approved vendors. There are others, try goggle search.
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only one site i found with my model benz. www.220seb.com. i got in touch with him and shared a few ideas and info. he has since stopped updating the site. this was last year. seems hes been busy, but hopefully he will continue the work on his w111. at the time i pulled both foward and rear windows to replace seals and sent him pics of the build process. was really nice to know someone out there has the same passion. i really havent done much to my car this year. last year was really to get the car rolling and drivable. she still needs alotta work, but i havent the space to really tear her apart and do a real resto. rest assured i will be back on this forum asking for more help.

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