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Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-27-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,473
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
THANK YOU DJMikeT! This was a saviour, I couldnít...

THANK YOU DJMikeT! This was a saviour, I couldnít for the life of me figure out how to put it back together without the squeaking (and I will not admit to how many times I tried). Now everything is...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-27-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Hey Rick, Thank you so much for this, Iíll...

Hey Rick,

Thank you so much for this, Iíll pull the door panel and see if I can fix it. Hopefully this solves an issue thatís stumped me for years!
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-20-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,538
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
That would make sense, thank you!

That would make sense, thank you!
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-18-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
I believe this is the hose that leads to your...

I believe this is the hose that leads to your intake manifold. I’ll double check in the morning and let you know. It goes through the firewall closer to the driver’s side.
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-18-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,538
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Sorry once again for reviving such an old thread,...

Sorry once again for reviving such an old thread, but Ghada thank you a million, this was a life saver. I ended up drilling and fitting a screw which hopefully solves the broken strap worries for a...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   06-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,755
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Sorry to revive such an old thread, but just want...

Sorry to revive such an old thread, but just want to thank you so much Robin for helping me pinpoint such an annoying issue (with such an easy fix).

I'm currently waiting for the rubber epoxy to...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-12-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
If you're near LA, I hear that these guys are...

If you're near LA, I hear that these guys are fantastic. Sorry to hear about your issues, I just replaced my gears and things went smoothly... though now you've got me worried and I'm going to have...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-12-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Not alone at all, I think Bundts are simple and...

Not alone at all, I think Bundts are simple and gorgeous. They really add character to almost every Mercedes you see them on. After owning (and hating) several cars with big rims and low profile...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
How odd, I assume itís supposed to be that way as...

How odd, I assume itís supposed to be that way as my dad had a 380SL that had the same click. Once you reach a certain point of resistance in either direction (on both doors) you get a noticeable...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Door lock not "clicking" 380SL

I haven't been able to find an answer to this for years, wondering if anybody knows. When I first got my '85 380SL, the door locks worked beautifully. They would "click" in each direction giving the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-04-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
I think if you don't know when it was last...

I think if you don't know when it was last changed, for $20 change your oxygen sensor now. I had years of smog issues and after an O2 sensor change last two smogs have been fantastically smooth.
...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-03-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Haha spot on, and I owe you a thank you Nobby....

Haha spot on, and I owe you a thank you Nobby. Your write up on odometer gear replacement is golden, got that done during my steering coupler change.
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
It's odd, my ABS/BAS/ESP lights only come on over...

It's odd, my ABS/BAS/ESP lights only come on over 5mph in drive, then disappear at shut off. If I leave the steering dead straight and move forward they come on at 5mph without fail. I see that the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   03-01-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Been talking to myself a bit here, but I ended up...

Been talking to myself a bit here, but I ended up solving the issue. Only writing this up in case anybody faces this in the future. Pulled my ABS sensors and they were both caked in dirt, after a...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-01-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,355
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
The guy from the Facebook thread says that they...

The guy from the Facebook thread says that they had to code the key to the car at Mercedes Benz, so I’m assuming it has the immobiliser. Also, looks like somebody else chimed into the thread with...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   03-01-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,355
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
This was just posted on the R129 Facebook group,...

This was just posted on the R129 Facebook group, someone in the UK has had success getting a key. Fingers crossed we’ll start seeing them stateside soon. Also note the 140 part number.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
So I’ve determined through the very crude...

So I’ve determined through the very crude experiment of jacking the car up and spinning each wheels that it likely isn’t my speed sensors (unless it’s both). Spinning either wheel triggers the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-23-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,864
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
I ended up doing a very cursory side by side,...

I ended up doing a very cursory side by side, when (like a complete idiot) I installed the wrong coupler at first. I realised shortly into installation because thereís a stark difference in colour....
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-22-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,864
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
I got the new bolts from Mercedes Benz (the...

I got the new bolts from Mercedes Benz (the revised Torx at $5 a pop) and they had blue thread locker on them, so I didn't really have a choice.

Can't believe it, but after a LOT of terrible...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,864
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Thank you, I may take you up on that if Mercedes...

Thank you, I may take you up on that if Mercedes donít get me the right ones today. Also, should I be using blue loctite on them?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,864
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
I bought a couple of different hex head bolts to...

I bought a couple of different hex head bolts to go this path, but neither fit properly. Once the bolt got 80% threaded the head would no longer turn as it was obstructed by the coupler itself, I...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 63,864
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
So it's been an absolute whirlwind but my...

So it's been an absolute whirlwind but my steering coupler is finally free from my steering shaft.

I haven't been able to source any Torx M8*30 bolts, not a single hardware shop in my area has...
Forum: R129 SL-Class   02-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Thanks, Iíve actually tried the steering wheel...

Thanks, Iíve actually tried the steering wheel reset a couple of times to no avail.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-18-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Air Power America 5060TS Topsider Multi-Purpose...

Air Power America 5060TS Topsider Multi-Purpose Fluid Removing System (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001445IZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dx7ACbTHCWSB1)

This is the one I bought for my R129, it worked a...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   02-18-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By Lawrencefitzsimon
Bang on. Iíve owned my SL for almost ten years...

Bang on. Iíve owned my SL for almost ten years now, it was my first car and Iíll never part with it. Almost like clockwork though, every time I fix something and get it to ďperfectĒ status, something...
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