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Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-18-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mramay
Hadn't planned on it, we are not friends.

Hadn't planned on it, we are not friends.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-17-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By mramay
Detroit!

I'm on a gig north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, 17 mile and Mound, for probably a month. PM me if you'd like to meet.

Or first name.last name on gmail.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-10-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By mramay
Yes it can. I'm not near my car so I can't get...

Yes it can. I'm not near my car so I can't get you a picture but on the back (inside) of the hub assembly, there is a metal cap, looks a bit like the ones on the front hub but maybe 1.5" across....
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-06-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By mramay
With both accumulators verified functional, then...

With both accumulators verified functional, then ride quality should be down to verifying that the tubing to the rams is clear, the rams themselves, and....the hydraulic fluid in use. MB fluid is...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-04-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,913
Posted By mramay
See how close the engine fan is to the bottom...

See how close the engine fan is to the bottom portion of the fan shroud. The shroud can be moved up and down with it's clips so if it's all the way down and the fan is close, there's your clue.
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Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-04-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By mramay
When it absolutely, positively has to come loose:

When it absolutely, positively has to come loose:
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-03-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By mramay
Several years ago I bought at Snap-on CT-6850...

Several years ago I bought at Snap-on CT-6850 impact gun from Ebay for about $215, with two batteries and the charger. The handle looked like it had been drug behind a pickup for miles but Snapon...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-03-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By mramay
One more thing - if you decide to keep the SEC...

One more thing - if you decide to keep the SEC and repair it later, this car absolutely *hates* sitting around. Put some Stabil into the gas and drive it around enough to ensure it's made it through...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-03-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By mramay
Forgot about those. I used an impact gun with the...

Forgot about those. I used an impact gun with the right sized allen (14mm?) so they popped right out. You got lucky!!! Those bolts are aluminum and can easily decide not to play nice. You have one...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,520
Posted By mramay
I was hoping you'd see this. Since you have an...

I was hoping you'd see this. Since you have an M119 in the car, it's probable that swapping in one of the stock 375hp variants wouldn't be difficult, just expensive. I'd expect that the 326hp engine...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-02-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,520
Posted By mramay
Is this output more than an M119 engine? There...

Is this output more than an M119 engine? There have been several DOHC M119's put into SECs and I seem to remember that gains you about 100hp. The M119 E50 engine, depending on pistons, was 315hp to...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-28-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By mramay
To reiterate - all of this is a great discussion...

To reiterate - all of this is a great discussion but matters not. Contact the customs people in Australia and find out exactly what they are looking for. It might be that the car is old enough they...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,066
Posted By mramay
Wallo has good ideas where there *might* be...

Wallo has good ideas where there *might* be asbestos. My suggestion is to contact a Mercedes Classic Car Center since they do restorations. There is one in Stuttgart and Irvine, CA. A quick google...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-22-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By mramay
Ian's right!! I've used semi-metallic brake pads...

Ian's right!! I've used semi-metallic brake pads for years and the metal dust off those pads get into the "teeth" that the magnetic ABS sensor is looking at, which confuses the ABS system, and turns...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-20-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By mramay
Couple more suggestions. Shaking the unit to see...

Couple more suggestions. Shaking the unit to see if the plunger is moving is the first test. People have soaked them in acetone and some other solvents, not gasoline.

Also, with the ohmmeter...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-20-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By mramay
This is the piece you're discussing?? Read...

This is the piece you're discussing??

Read the resistance between the two pins on the ICV, should be under ten ohms, probably around 7 ohms. Also, soaking it in kerosene / diesel fuel can loosen...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-20-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 767,326
Posted By mramay
Topped off the refrigerant in the SEC this...

Topped off the refrigerant in the SEC this morning, just a few PSI down. Instead of 53F air out of the vent as yesterday, just a quick run around the block resulted in 25F air. I think it will show a...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-19-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By mramay
Between my Porta-Power, engine hoist, and some...

Between my Porta-Power, engine hoist, and some garage jacks, I have lots of hydraulic power. Just need to figure out how to apply any of those to this problem.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-19-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By mramay
420SEL diagram

420SEL diagram
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-19-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By mramay
I hope someone provides a simple way to do these....

I hope someone provides a simple way to do these. I've found them to be a serious PITA to get out. I've used a sawzall / hacksaw to take off everything outside the suspension arm, then use a big...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-18-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,431
Views: 1,360,154
Posted By mramay
The Manifolds are sold.

The Manifolds are sold.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-17-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,431
Views: 1,360,154
Posted By mramay
Still have them. PM and email sent.

Still have them. PM and email sent.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 972
Posted By mramay
To check the viscous fan clutch, with the engine...

To check the viscous fan clutch, with the engine off, spin the fan by hand. It shouldn't go more than about 1/4 of a revolution. My slightly overly stiff fan stops in a couple inches - noisy thing...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-16-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By mramay
I believe (a guess) that the pod straight back in...

I believe (a guess) that the pod straight back in through the dashboard center vents is your culprit. It's (thankfully) been a while since I've been in there but it might be possible to make a hook...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By mramay
When I got my '87 560SEL with the bad AC, I was...

When I got my '87 560SEL with the bad AC, I was quoted $1300 to fix it with a rebuilt compressor and that was 15 years ago. Turns out that a little sleuthing showed the compressor was leaking and...
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