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Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   12-17-2017, 02:21 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
Oops...haven't updated my info. I no longer have...

Oops...haven't updated my info. I no longer have the 380. Have a '72 4.5 now. Would rather not fiddle with hammer work if I can avoid it.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   12-16-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By stradivari1689
Looks to me like that part might be...

Looks to me like that part might be interchangeable with the connector on the US headlight. Sort of going through the same thing right now with a set of vacuum adjust lights I have that won't clear...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   12-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By stradivari1689
For Trade: 107 Euro vacuum adjust headlights for non-adjusting lights

Want to trade for a nonadjusting set. Got a '72 and discovered these won't quite fit without some modifications and don't want to get into that.

Similar condition good enough. These aren't perfect...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   10-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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Posted By stradivari1689
WTB Right side corner indicator lens for Euro headlight

Looking for a used right side corner indicator lens for a Euro headlight. Want good condition, but not perfect, so I don't have a mismatch with the left side. Too cheap to buy two brand new ones.
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Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   10-18-2017, 10:48 AM
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Posted By stradivari1689
Yes or No? Stock Bundt Lug Bolts with Ronal R9 16x8ET11?

Bought a set of 16" R9s to use on my '72, but I can't seem to find conclusive information as to whether or not the stock lug bolts used to fasten the OE 14" bundts are of the correct length to put...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   07-19-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By stradivari1689
Antenna Plug, '72 350SL

Hello,

Does anyone know if the plug connector for the Hirschmann 6000U or H has a standalone part number and, if so, what it is? Photo below taken from another antenna thread.
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Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-25-2017, 08:15 AM
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Posted By stradivari1689
Yes. Same one.

Yes. Same one.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-24-2017, 08:16 AM
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Posted By stradivari1689
tuttebenne: I do have an update. The shop...

tuttebenne:

I do have an update. The shop was too busy to take my car back in as of the last post, but the job was finally scheduled on the 13th. To make a long story short, the head was removed...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-21-2017, 04:43 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
One thing I did bring up was if anything else...

One thing I did bring up was if anything else *aside from* the engine proper could be causing the oil consumption. He once again brought up the matter of the PCV valve that he had replaced but then...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-21-2017, 02:58 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
Visited the mechanic to pull the valve cover off...

Visited the mechanic to pull the valve cover off and check to see if the guides and seals are in place, which they are.

However, I showed him the results of the compression and leakdown tests....
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-18-2017, 07:07 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
The shop that did the work reported compression...

The shop that did the work reported compression of ~180psi across all cylinders. The data obtained yesterday were from a third party shop, now approximately 300 miles since the plugs were changed. He...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-18-2017, 02:54 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
In your opinion, is this a problem that can be...

In your opinion, is this a problem that can be foreseen prior to starting a job like this? If not, is it something that is customarily brought up as a potential risk?

After the engine was...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-18-2017, 01:02 PM
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Posted By stradivari1689
Is this something that will, then, remedy over...

Is this something that will, then, remedy over time as the top end wears?
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-18-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By stradivari1689
The dealer here in town said essentially, "you...

The dealer here in town said essentially, "you might as well write us a blank check."

Same dealer basically said the same thing when I asked about the subframe recall on a 450sl I just bought.
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Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-17-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Here are the results of the third-party test: ...

Here are the results of the third-party test:

Compression
Cylinder
1: 210psi
2: 200psi
3: 200psi
4: 205psi
5: 208psi
6: 200psi
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-15-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
I am going to be taking the car in for a leakdown...

I am going to be taking the car in for a leakdown and compression test from a third party on Friday.

One thing I told one of the mechanics I visited, which prompted a good chuckle on his end, was...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-14-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Nope, no oil in the MAF.

Nope, no oil in the MAF.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-14-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By stradivari1689
Just tried it again. Had someone stand behind the...

Just tried it again. Had someone stand behind the car to watch. No oil spewing, just some white smoke. Tried putting my hand over the filler aperture as well and there is a slight vacuum.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-14-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Didn't check that. I'll try again. I...

Didn't check that. I'll try again.

I consulted with another shop this morning. Another specialist, very thorough and reasoned in manner. He doubted the usefulness of a leakdown test, but hearing...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-14-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Just tried dolucasi's recommendation. Didn't...

Just tried dolucasi's recommendation. Didn't sense any vacuum or blowby (nothing came out of the opening either, the cap didn't even have any tremor, and a hand placed over the opening indicated...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-14-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
I am going to visit another mechanic this morning...

I am going to visit another mechanic this morning (with the car in question--something I didn't do previously). Called the dealer (in West Covina, CA) yesterday, quoted $250 for the test--which I...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-12-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Tried this experiment this morning with a hot car...

Tried this experiment this morning with a hot car after driving approximately 50 miles. Also of note is an occasional hunting/unstable idle, which might have affected the outcome of the test. When I...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-11-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
So then the ring hypothesis is likely correct?

So then the ring hypothesis is likely correct?
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-11-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
I tried the idle observation test this morning,...

I tried the idle observation test this morning, with the exception that I didn't leave the car outside as it was raining quite heavily. Garage temperature was between 55-60F.

There was some...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   02-10-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,503
Posted By stradivari1689
Yes. You're the one doing me the favor, btw....

Yes. You're the one doing me the favor, btw. Thank you.
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