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A bowden cable is a metal cable enclosed in a "tube", just like you get on a pushbike for the brakes. I don't know anything about w123's ( I wasn't even alive when yours was made!) but I'm guessing the cable will go from the back side of the control on the fascia to the heater unit.

Edit: Just wondering, the crap dealer you used, were they on Gt West Rd? As I've found them to be very knowledgeable for mercs my family have had, but oldest we've had was an '89.

Also going a little off topic, funny how the yanks don't consider 123's as classics yet, round here most cars after about 20 odd years are considered classic.

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First, he said it was a W115.

Look at the Russian parts web site for more info:

Russian Parts Web Site

and your W115, depending on chassis number:

W115

and the heater controls:

Heater Controls

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A bowden cable is a metal cable enclosed in a "tube", just like you get on a pushbike for the brakes. I don't know anything about w123's ( I wasn't even alive when yours was made!) but I'm guessing the cable will go from the back side of the control on the fascia to the heater unit.

Edit: Just wondering, the crap dealer you used, were they on Gt West Rd? As I've found them to be very knowledgeable for mercs my family have had, but oldest we've had was an '89.

Also going a little off topic, funny how the yanks don't consider 123's as classics yet, round here most cars after about 20 odd years are considered classic.
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My old 123 had a manually operated valve mounted on the firewall, that had a pair of bowden cables mounted to it. I'm presuming that your European 115 has manual heater controls, so it may well be similar, and fairly simple. As a previous poster said, google your local M-B group; someone will have a ready answer. As to the oil, forget the dealer- you might try a local auto parts shop. As a previous poster said, U.S. API recommendations are for 15-40, or 5-40 synthetic diesel rated oils.

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if you haven't already found it, a very helpful site for us diesel Benz folks is dieselgiant.com.
He has a page with maintenance tips for nearly everything that can go wrong with these tanks.

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I am not familiar with the 115's, and doubt he has a bowden cable. Pics will help.
You may be able to find manuals here Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes Classic, Contact Classic Center click on classic center, technical literature. Or here Mercedes Benz Shop Manuals 1970-1979 good luck.

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I am not familiar with the 115's, and doubt he has a bowden cable. Pics will help.
You may be able to find manuals here Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes Classic, Contact Classic Center click on classic center, technical literature. Or here Mercedes Benz Shop Manuals 1970-1979 good luck.
If you're not familiar with the W115, then please don't post opinions. I already posted links showing bowden cables to the valves.

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