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Smile Do It Yourself (DIY) repair thread and wheel and tyre thread

If you can link to or post repairs, please do so in this thread. I will be "polishing up" the thread later to make it easy to follow.
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Smile Do It Yourself (DIY) repair thread and wheel and tyre thread

Installing Euro Lights
http://www.mbnz.org/publications/pub.asp?id=196

Removing Your Instrument Cluster
http://www.*****************/shopfor...r&pagenumber=1

Cleaning out false bulkhead, and removing fire hazard
http://www.*****************/shopfor...ight=W126+fire

Monvalve Repair, winter is coming soon...
http://mbdieseldiy.tripod.com/monovalve.htm

Replacing Power Steering Fluid and Filter
http://mbdieseldiy.tripod.com/ps.htm

Replacing shifter bushings
http://www.*****************/shopfor...light=W126+DIY

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RE: Do It Yourself (DIY) repair thread

Nice topic about Cruise Control Amplifier. Also quite often Clutch transistor going bad - CC start hesitate and then quit... If you look at the board from top and 14 pin connector on a left - clutch transitor located by 8001-501 chip on left lower corner it is 40c part....
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AC expansion valve W126

I did a writeup on this job. This is a true (not a cheapo) R134a conversion that has held and worked nicely in hot&humid Washington, D.C. for two full seasons now. I'm not talking about the conversion - all I am explaining is how to replace the expansion valve (which is the first thing to go after a doubtful conversion) yourself for about 90 bucks in parts in one afternoon. This is a job that was quoted to me at several places at over $1,250 (yes, with the r134a conversion already done, so the quote means the refrigerant for the entire system only cost me $15 at Target...).

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300SD Shock Replacement/Seat Removal

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How To : change wiper blades

having done a search here & looking at the owners manual i was none the wiser in changing the rubber wiper blades...

having bought the wrong set of blades, i then went to a mb spare parts & garage and bought the correct bosch 4224 22inch blades... (AUD$18.00 each - even though they came in a pair packet - maybe the garage priced them that way to make it easier for them when replacing only one on customer's cars)

i removed the old ones and correctly fitted the new ones, but realised they didn't look right - as in the manual... there were no 'metal' strips in the rubber blades... so, i took the metal strips out from the old blades and , , , voila, , , success!!!

so, just in case, another benzworld and car newbie doesn't know "how to" change things, i thought i'd post this as well as attach a pic of the correct bits :)

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Wheel fitment thread

Below is a list of links that will answer most questions about what rims will fit on a W126. the single most important thing to remember is that an offset (ET) of 25 or less is what the car calls for.


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Wheel fitment links

https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1253232&posts=7
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1253713&posts=4
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1249823&posts=2
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1248573&posts=8
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1247774&posts=3
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1246617&posts=6
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1245906&posts=2
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1245593&posts=4
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1244092&posts=2
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1242571&posts=2
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1242366&posts=15
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1241700&posts=15
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1240225&posts=25
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1240055&posts=3
https://benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1239304&posts=16


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