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07-03-2019 03:39 PM
Mike in Sydney Not mine. They're originals. They're my addiction. Mid-engined and straight from the factory, they cornered like a go-cart on rails. They go pretty well for the small V-6 and the ability to drop something more "interesting" in the engine bay almost endless. Had GM continued production in '89 and beyond, the Corvette would have been surpassed. The '86 & '87 GT's were nice but the real prize is the '88. Some day I may find one at a reasonable price... As good as they are, they still aren't a CLK but the parts are still cheaper.
07-03-2019 08:51 AM
Benz 1 What about the sound deadning white material on rear arches in boot
07-03-2019 08:45 AM
Cornelius Kournettas Hi,

aggregate partition in the engine compartment = this wall unter the bonnet.

Cornelius
07-03-2019 05:10 AM
bflobob8 Well I'm glad to see the US isn't the only country with absolutely insane rules and regulations.
07-03-2019 04:05 AM
tusabes
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Originally Posted by Mike in Sydney View Post
The Company I used is DAZMAC. I've used them twice. The cars I was shipped are '86 Pontiac Fiero GT's. The most recent was shipped out of the port of Los Angeles, California.

I had the car delivered to DAZMAC's depot in Compton. DAZMAC cleaned the most recent car for shipping and did the asbestos inspection in the US. They said I had no asbestos in the brakes or elsewhere so the car should be landed without issue from Customs other then paying the duties. If they had found anything they would have contacted me with the cost to remove the asbestos.

On the first car I shipped with them, they didn't offer the service from the port I shipped from (Charleston, South Carolina). When the car reached Sydney, It had to be "cleaned" for Customs. There was no asbestos found but the "cleaning" resulted in damage to a bottom radiator hose causing the car to overheat due to a coolant leak. No lasting damage but a PITA.

Be aware, if the car comes into the country without certification it's likely to be held up in Customs while it gets inspected. I'm not sure what the costs would be but since my "cleaning" cost $400 for a person to use a high pressure washer to "clean" my car, I would expect it to be costly. That's why I would suggest trying to find a shipper that can inspect, certify and clean your Benz before it comes into Australia

Cheers, Mate
Fiero gt , are they donors for building kit cars ?
07-03-2019 02:48 AM
Koenig Hi Mick interesting that you managed to get certified as asbestos free! I that read a post on another forum the the ABF made the importer of a 67 mustang strip test all sorts of shit. Pulling boxes out, clutch assemblies, cutting chunks out of wiring harnesses, rubber , glues etc for testing of asbestos
All requiring to be done whist suited up with an accredited tester at hand
The ABF website puts it on the owner to prove there is no asbestos in the car, subject to pulling every gasket, clutch, valve stem seal and brake shoe out of the car or researching and logging all the components of the car I can’t see how a end of asbestos era could be 100% certified as asbestos free
So far I’ve tried to deal with Mercedes and it’s been slow. I have to start from the bottom up.
Would be good if there was some workshop release that was distributed to Mercedes repair shops my Mercedes - eg safe removal of asbestos components.
I read Damlier Benz among other are being litigated by mechanics in the US for exposure of asbestos brake linings containing asbestos into the early 90s..
Brake shops being tested as having 60 times the safe level of asbestos ...
07-02-2019 07:33 PM
alexstorm Found this info on Asbestos gaskets from a company in Texas:

https://www.lamons.com/images/lit_re...dbook_2016.pdf

Compressed Non-Asbestos

Early efforts to replace asbestos resulted in the introduction and testing of
compressed non-asbestos products in the 1970’s. Many of these products
have seen extensive use since that period, however there have been enough
problems to warrant careful consideration in choosing a replacement
material for compressed asbestos. Most manufacturers of non-asbestos sheet
materials use synthetic fibers, like aramid or KevlarŪ, in conjunction with
an elastomeric binder. The elastomeric binder makes up a larger percentage
of this sheet and thereby becomes a more important consideration when
determining applications.


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There are mentions online of original parts for exhaust gaskets from pre 1996 and they have replacement item numbers:

Mercedes Ponton Exhaust Header Gasket: $24.00 Placement on Vehicle: Front
Brand:
Mercedes-Benz
Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
Manufacturer Part Number:
121 492 01 80
Warranty: 1 Year
Interchange Part Number: Replaced by 121 492 02 81 / 1214920281, 1214920180 Fitment Type: Direct Replacement

Notice the original ends in 80 and two replacements end in 81.

I suspect that replacements are free of asbestos. It's understandable it's hard to find references as to which parts are suspect. I would think exhaust professionals know what to look for. Asbestos is silver white strands that can be broken off. Of course you don't want to do that. What do professional exhaust repair people say about this? They should be aware of what to look for.
07-02-2019 06:47 PM
Mike in Sydney Yep. I know.

BTW, this is number 10. Whoopee! LOL
07-02-2019 06:45 PM
Mike in Sydney The Company I used is DAZMAC. I've used them twice. The cars I was shipped are '86 Pontiac Fiero GT's. The most recent was shipped out of the port of Los Angeles, California.

I had the car delivered to DAZMAC's depot in Compton. DAZMAC cleaned the most recent car for shipping and did the asbestos inspection in the US. They said I had no asbestos in the brakes or elsewhere so the car should be landed without issue from Customs other then paying the duties. If they had found anything they would have contacted me with the cost to remove the asbestos.

On the first car I shipped with them, they didn't offer the service from the port I shipped from (Charleston, South Carolina). When the car reached Sydney, It had to be "cleaned" for Customs. There was no asbestos found but the "cleaning" resulted in damage to a bottom radiator hose causing the car to overheat due to a coolant leak. No lasting damage but a PITA.

Be aware, if the car comes into the country without certification it's likely to be held up in Customs while it gets inspected. I'm not sure what the costs would be but since my "cleaning" cost $400 for a person to use a high pressure washer to "clean" my car, I would expect it to be costly. That's why I would suggest trying to find a shipper that can inspect, certify and clean your Benz before it comes into Australia

Cheers, Mate
07-02-2019 06:28 PM
tusabes You guys both need 10 posts in the forum before you can Private message each other , so both of you need to post more
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