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post #9711 of 10368 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 08:21 PM
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Lovely car, @newtome190e and couldn't agree more about the sway bar. For the next level, try H&R springs!
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post #9712 of 10368 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 08:42 AM
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Matt (1783pictures) sold me the custom Hellwig rear sway bar that he couldn't use for his gen I SEC. I just had it installed on my 300SE, and I'm absolutely thrilled with it.
Craig, with the hurricane and loss of power etc. I had no idea if the box ever arrived or if you installed it. I am glad to see it did the trick. How I wish it would have worked for me, but such is life. Enjoy and don't drive too too fast!

By the way, love the color of your SEL. She is simply gorgeous.
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@1783pictures Matt: I'm glad you and your SEC are ok following the hurricane. And thanks for the compliments on my car - nautical blue is indeed a beautiful color. I initially had my heart set on finding a car in either 199 blue-black or 904 midnight blue. But then this car sort of fell in my lap, and I fell instantly in love with the color!

@gwg : Thanks! I noticed you recently upgraded to H&R Springs. Any more pics/thoughts on how it sits and rides? Down the road I might consider it too, when my current suspension needs a refresh.
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post #9714 of 10368 (permalink) Old 09-29-2018, 02:06 PM
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Stopped in at the transmission shop yesterday to have a look at the disassembled 722.3 from the 81 on the work bench, as expected the reverse clutch pack was worn out, the rest were fine but are being replaced along with the seals & bushings. What I didn't expect was that the scraping sound in reverse wasn't a bad bearing but due to the wear in the reverse clutch pack the apply piston was coming into contact with the rivet heads on the front drum, aside from some wear marks on the apply piston there's no real damage to the parts and will be reused. We also sent the torque converter out to be cut open and checked over, so barring any unforeseen problems the SD should be back on the road Wednesday.
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Trans just going together, my trans guy also sent the front drum to the machine shop to get the rivets removed then have the holes tapped, counter sunk and chamfered screws installed as per Mercedes TSB in order to prevent contact between the reverse apply piston and the front drum again. According to him the TSB covers both 722.3 & 722.4 transmissions. All is set for Friday pickup then it's oil change, rust proofing and snow tire installation time, I also want to make a winter front for the grill.
I thought I had taken some pics of the contact marks on the apply piston and the machine work on the front drum but when I checked my tablet there was nothing, I guess it didn't pick up my finger tapping the screen to take the pictures and I was to distracted to notice. DUH!!!
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Was back at it today on the head replacement and probably spent 8 hours in the garage. I think I have about 15 to go, and one of the things left to do is change the lower oil pan and that little plastic foot on the oil pump. That should not be hard but its under the car💩💩. Since I sent the parts off to be plated they all came back in one box as you can see from the picture. That makes it interesting trying to figure where things go. I have lots of pictures but of course they are at the wrong angle or not clear etc and since I could not label the parts....... I probably will ask some of you for pictures of your engine. As get more done though the box of bolts gets smaller👍 . I am sure some bolts are not in the right place but they will work. The engine is starting to look great so I am pleased at that. The one snag was installing the new main crank pulley. I thought I had it lined up correctly, and I know it only goes on one way, but, you guessed it, fix bolts went in great, the sixth was off. Those bolts are a sucker to get at as well so lots of swearing. That job will be left to another day when I am fresh. Hopefully I can do some more this weekend and start it up before winter. This has been a huge undertaking and I agree with others that you might as well remove the engine to do all this
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one of the things left to do is change the lower oil pan and that little plastic foot on the oil pump.
While you have the oil pan off, I recommend replacing the rubber o-ring of the oil level connector on the block (the larger o-ring). That o-ring is known to leak after a while and now is a good opportunity for you (to replace it, the connector slides inside the engine, so the oil pan must be off).
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I noticed you recently upgraded to H&R Springs.
Just curious, what makes the H&R springs an upgrade?
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Wet sanded and polished the upper half of the rear door. Last time it had paintwork it came back with major orange peel there, although more towards the handle end of things. I need to do the fuel filler area really and it will look better. You only notice it from certain angles but it was bad.

It looks OK now in the pic, but when I went to fill with fuel I saw (bright lighting at the petrol station) its incredibly swirly still. Oh well, another time. It looked lovely after a wash, so no urgency.

Wet sanding is time consuming! I'm new to it, only did it once before. I might have to get my buffer out to help me next time.
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