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post #4281 of 4306 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 02:53 PM
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1993 300CE- replaced battery, plugs, wires, coils and the OVP relay. Unfortunately, some ham-handed previous mechanic that worked with my step-father stripped out three of the six bolt holes holding the cover to the coils/heads. Had anyone had success with heli-coils or keen-certs in this application?
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Received most of the parts for the Getrag conversion, Billet flywheel, LUK clutch, new pedal rubbers etc. Still looking for 16v shift rods and a clutch fork.
Also picked up some new shoes for her a couple of months ago. Plans are to strip the purple and paint Silver/Grey, although the Purple goes alright with the 009, more than I expected. New wheels really show just how high factory suspension is though....
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post #4283 of 4306 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 03:59 AM
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Received most of the parts for the Getrag conversion, Billet flywheel, LUK clutch, new pedal rubbers etc. Still looking for 16v shift rods and a clutch fork.
Also picked up some new shoes for her a couple of months ago. Plans are to strip the purple and paint Silver/Grey, although the Purple goes alright with the 009, more than I expected. New wheels really show just how high factory suspension is though....
Those rims are gorgeous! Exactly what I want on my car.

I tore apart my door panel to try to access the window regulator. Me being new to W124s, it took a minute. Tonight I'll check for broken wires, and if that's not the issue then I'll unbolt the regulator and prop the window up, since it's supposed to rain.
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post #4284 of 4306 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 05:51 AM
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Transmission fluid change failure this weekend.

A lot went well this weekend. Put in a new belt tensioner damper that was rattling. Two new trans coolant lines, new drive belt. There was definitely a learning curve ((curse)) involved as it took me probably 3x linger than it should. At dusk I was buttoning up the trans pan after successfully draining both pan, torque converter, etc. cleaned out the pan nice and tidy. Started to refill, and after 4 quarts began to hear it come out the bottom. Like EVERYWHERE around the gasket. So I caught as much as I could. Cheese cloth strained it. Pulled pan back off and checked fitment. All looked well! .....sooooo I buttoned it up again , repoured new fluid and....out it came again!!!! So I think I’m over tightening the bolts. Anyone else have this happen? Frustrating,..... waiting for more fluid from Amazon now.
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Transmission fluid change failure this weekend.

A lot went well this weekend. Put in a new belt tensioner damper that was rattling. Two new trans coolant lines, new drive belt. There was definitely a learning curve ((curse)) involved as it took me probably 3x linger than it should. At dusk I was buttoning up the trans pan after successfully draining both pan, torque converter, etc. cleaned out the pan nice and tidy. Started to refill, and after 4 quarts began to hear it come out the bottom. Like EVERYWHERE around the gasket. So I caught as much as I could. Cheese cloth strained it. Pulled pan back off and checked fitment. All looked well! .....sooooo I buttoned it up again , repoured new fluid and....out it came again!!!! So I think Iím over tightening the bolts. Anyone else have this happen? Frustrating,..... waiting for more fluid from Amazon now.
Only OE gasket for this job. It could be that your pan is warped. I have to use hylomar gasket sealer because my pan is warped. Check the factory torque spec for the pan bolts, as it's not much.

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Transmission fluid change failure this weekend.

A lot went well this weekend. Put in a new belt tensioner damper that was rattling. Two new trans coolant lines, new drive belt. There was definitely a learning curve ((curse)) involved as it took me probably 3x linger than it should. At dusk I was buttoning up the trans pan after successfully draining both pan, torque converter, etc. cleaned out the pan nice and tidy. Started to refill, and after 4 quarts began to hear it come out the bottom. Like EVERYWHERE around the gasket. So I caught as much as I could. Cheese cloth strained it. Pulled pan back off and checked fitment. All looked well! .....sooooo I buttoned it up again , repoured new fluid and....out it came again!!!! So I think I’m over tightening the bolts. Anyone else have this happen? Frustrating,..... waiting for more fluid from Amazon now.
Only OE gasket for this job. It could be that your pan is warped. I have to use hylomar gasket sealer because my pan is warped. Check the factory torque spec for the pan bolts, as it's not much.

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Ok thanks. Lesson learned. I THOUGHT those bolts came off awfully easy. Turns out there was a reason. 🤨
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Replaced my coolant overflow tank, finally. Now I can see the coolant level without taking the cap off and shining a flashlight in...haha!

Also, if anyone is interested, the 124 500 184 9 tanks are no longer available, so I ordered a 124 500 134 9 tank. The 124 500 134 9 tank is almost exactly the same. The only difference I could find is that the 184 tank has a straight nub at the bottom that goes into the rubber grommet. The 134 tank has a nub with a bit of a hook at the end. Went in fine and didn't break the nub off.
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Disassembled my wiper assembly to figure out why it wasn’t working properly. Figured I’d clean and lube it while I was at it. And ordered up a new cog.
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my E420 got some care this weekend.
(1) I had some tire wear on the rear inside. It was substantial. to remedy, I ordered parts and then assembled adjustable camber arms (ordered from a website listed here on the forum). One big difference was that the bushings were meant for offroad and were very very stiff. but I found polyurethane (nice and red in color) that fit and used those. they are closer to rubber in characteristics by comparison. Also, I put high quality polyurethane grease liberally in the assembly. results are quiet and smooth ride.
(2) I replaced a failing regulator on the drivers door. IMPORTANT: The instructions call for removing rivets from the "sound system" speaker mounting. THIS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ALL INSTRUCTIONS. The SIMPLE way to do this is to unbolt the motor while it is inside the door. at that point the regulator hardware OR the motor can be removed, depending on your repair needs - and that's without removing the speaker mount. Next, your put the motor and/ or hardware back inside the door and assemble it inside the door. There is substantially ample room to do this inside the door. This simplifies the repair 10 fold. also, I used an exterior (weatherproof) grease on every moving part. I put thin layers in places where there is contacting rotating brackets and heavy on the tracks. It went really well and the window works smoothly.
(3) As much as I want to keep the car as original as possible, I left the farm this weekend. I located a pair of rear lights and added a several strings LEDS. I just grew tired of the small square tail light lenses (when lit) compared to the plethora of modern taillights you see today. It took about 4 evenings to build. I added LEDS for the taillight, which then brightens when the brakes are activated. Also, I added LED strips to the turn signals. I did leave the bulbs active although it looks good with or without the original bulbs. I attached a photo, but thanks to Samsung note, it shows the individual LEDs when they are actually fully diffused and don't appear as individual light sources..to keep the heat in check, I built a small box that houses the resistors and diodes. I mounted a very small, but effective, CPU fan that runs whenever the car is running to thwart any heat buildup.. actually I love the mod. My alterations to date are now the keyless entry (totally invisible) and now these LEDs (highly visible).
(4) changed transmission fluid and filter.

the "E" is happier than ever
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Disassembled my wiper assembly to figure out why it wasn’t working properly. Figured I’d clean and lube it while I was at it. And ordered up a new cog.
Is that cog available still? How was reassembly?
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