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Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   08-16-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,180
Posted By Stewpot
BORING. Not for me. I was really tired of my...

BORING. Not for me. I was really tired of my 14" Bundts and could not find a decent tire for them, so was delighted when my mechanic presented me with a gratis set of 15" what we called New Look or...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   08-15-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Stewpot
well I'll be..........never notice button before...

well I'll be..........never notice button before and I always thought it was mechanic magic.
to confirm, button is barely visible towards left side on the back of the seats?
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   08-10-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Stewpot
Thank you jsebastian for spelling out what EHA...

Thank you jsebastian for spelling out what EHA (electro hydraulic actuator) stands for. One of my frustrations is the many initials I am not yet familiar with (just as bad as government agency...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   08-02-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Stewpot
Hi Prochambers I am a little confused as to...

Hi Prochambers

I am a little confused as to whether the leak is from your hard fuel lines or from the fuel hoses that go from the fuel distributor under the air cleaner and into the barbed hard...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-26-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Stewpot
CIS Flowtech in Hope, Alabama has a sterling...

CIS Flowtech in Hope, Alabama has a sterling reputation for both rebuilt fuel distributors (where I got mine and working perfectly) and WURs. This latter, however, is a bit pricey when compared to...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-22-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,180
Posted By Stewpot
Well, thanks to Green T, Ian and mans draugs for...

Well, thanks to Green T, Ian and mans draugs for clarifying about the coin tray. I use the pocket under the ashtray for coins. Now we can get back to the more important theme of this thread, the...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,180
Posted By Stewpot
Like others, I too look forward to following your...

Like others, I too look forward to following your restoration and expect to learn from it as you progress and keep us informed. In fact, I have already seen that the rusted arch and jack points...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Stewpot
I found that both the Moscow and Kiev VIN...

I found that both the Moscow and Kiev VIN decoders were good for basic motor, chassis, tranny info, but did not accurately reflect the various options that I know are or are not on my car (e.g....
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By Stewpot
this is probably an urban myth that is wrong, but...

this is probably an urban myth that is wrong, but when this happened to me the veteran MB mechanic who was working on the car said that the key cuts the a/c off when cranking and once the engine...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-19-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Stewpot
In a separate thread...

In a separate thread (https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/2355513-replacing-permanent-fuel-lines.html) I said I was going to either replace fuel distributor fuel lines with conti or...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By Stewpot
I am sure Dean will be very pleased. At the risk...

I am sure Dean will be very pleased. At the risk of repeating what I said in another extensive thread on this same subject a few months ago, and which I cannot find: Ceramic is the only way to go if...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-13-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Stewpot
Lucky Mike always has nifty ideas. Am going to...

Lucky Mike always has nifty ideas. Am going to do this. With 187K miles on the odometer when it broke in 2006, I qualify. Unfortunately, I never bothered to fix it, and the car actually has over...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-12-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,037
Posted By Stewpot
The original question in this very useful and...

The original question in this very useful and informative thread asked by Corellian Corvette was whether GEN I fuel pump relays (FPR) were supposed to have the fuel priming function, as do GEN II...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-04-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Stewpot
OMG we have the same engine number!!! OK,...

OMG we have the same engine number!!!

OK, just kidding:-). But they are pretty close. Mine is 117963 12 08 2919. Looking at a VIN Decoder should confirm your original engine.

Congratulations.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-03-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Stewpot
why in the world would MB put the engine number...

why in the world would MB put the engine number in such a difficult place? Even with MBL/Rowdie's helpful photo, I couldn't see it. and I don't know enuf to take off what's blocking the view and how...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-02-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Stewpot
my mistake. I misread the first post. speedo and...

my mistake. I misread the first post. speedo and odometer are not linked. My odometer died, but the speedo keeps on working fine at 300k. unfotunately, speedo problems beyond my level of competence....
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-02-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Stewpot
Yeah, the speedo/odometer gears are made of cheap...

Yeah, the speedo/odometer gears are made of cheap plastic. Mine went out at 187K. 31K sounds a bit soon, but who knows, its the first probable culprit. As MBL says, kits are available and a good...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Stewpot
Hi Greg I thought this was going to be easy. ...

Hi Greg
I thought this was going to be easy. My owner's manual says the Engine Number is at the back of the motor on the driver's side....but I couldn't find it. Not on the valve cover, not on the...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   07-01-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Stewpot
This is fun. I also only understood about 10% of...

This is fun. I also only understood about 10% of HD's article at first read, but by the third I had grasped most of it, except for the ohms parts. The major point I took away is well summarized by...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-30-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Stewpot
In case you missed HD's excellent tutorial titled...

In case you missed HD's excellent tutorial titled "KE-Jetronic Lambda control (duty cycle) adjustment" it is available on page 2 or perhaps 3 in this W126 etc. forum and provides a complete review of...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Stewpot
so what happened? could it be a leak from the...

so what happened? could it be a leak from the power steering reservoir which might be above where the photo was taken?
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-27-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Stewpot
Don't get me wrong. Nothing wrong with Nissans...

Don't get me wrong. Nothing wrong with Nissans etc for their purpose. Just not 126's either in drive or looks.

Another story. My friend was the Ambassador from a small, poor country. He inherited...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-26-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Stewpot
Can't resist. Once in a parking lot in DC and Old...

Can't resist. Once in a parking lot in DC and Old Geezer (OG is that the same as OT?) came up to the car, walked around it slowly, then came over and said "Now that's the way a Mercedes should look."...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-21-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,822
Posted By Stewpot
Thanks to all for information provided. The Gen I...

Thanks to all for information provided. The Gen I engine (mine) does not use the fuel cooler option, so my choices seem to be finding a hydraulic shop to refit new hoses, fabricate replacements as...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-21-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Stewpot
Hi Greg. Here is my experience for what its...

Hi Greg. Here is my experience for what its worth:

1. On my 1985 500 sel (Euro model) I have more or less successfully cleaned stuck IACV's.

2. Have also swapped out non-working IACV's for...
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