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I got mine from the JY. It looked clean so I opened it up prior to purchasing for something like $25. Sure enough was very clean inside. Cleaned up some more, greased the gear mechanism and lubed the mast. Works perfectly. I can't believe I let the car without a functioning antenna for nearly 20 years. It was from the same model years so the antenna switch on the dashboard works perfectly.

Maybe LuckyMike did the same. Cars are abundant (still) in the JY's around here, but not for long, I'm afraid.

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I got mine from the JY. It looked clean so I opened it up prior to purchasing for something like $25. Sure enough was very clean inside. Cleaned up some more, greased the gear mechanism and lubed the mast. Works perfectly. I can't believe I let the car without a functioning antenna for nearly 20 years. It was from the same model years so the antenna switch on the dashboard works perfectly.

Maybe LuckyMike did the same. Cars are abundant (still) in the JY's around here, but not for long, I'm afraid.

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The wipes were the ones I was interested in Would be great to know more about that

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I just ordered a box of lubricants from Kent at Mercedessource and use all that. He did not have the purpose of each lubricant specified, so I ask him for a list and he sent it out.

Door hinges, hood, window regulators, seat tracks, antenna, engine seals, etc, etc, everything seems to be covered.

I know it is expensive (like $60) but it is all there with all the application tubes etc. and I don't have to worry about all the details and it comes in a tray box nice and neat.

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Would you mind posting that list to help all of us in putting together our own kits, thanks.
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Will do when I get home. At least the type of lubricant will be there not necessarily the brand.
Honestly, you would end up with more material if purchased individually but will be spending $60 at the end though for the entire collection.
The stuff Kent includes is good for 3 cars for a good dozen years or more it seems.

Disclaimer: I'm not related to Kent, just enjoy his videos, so this is my way of donating to the cause.

I'll post my cheat-sheet when I get home as it is in that very same lubricant tray.

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Here is a relatively new all purpose lubricant I have been using for over a year. Much better than WD and others. I do like the Tri-flow as well. This stuff works well on hinges, linkages, locks and is rubber friendly. Haven't performed a comparison to AstroGlide. Ultralube.com
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Where do you get these? I have a Hirschmann universal antenna fitted (was there when I bought the car) with a bent mass which is totally nasty. Probably easier to just buy a new mast, but would be great to know where to order once I get it sorted

I got them from Ebay, of course. Take the whole thing apart, clean decades of crap out of it with brake clean, dry and lube with a synthetic lube, lather up the gears and tracks of the motor assembly/worm gear. I replaced some broken gears on my E500 and both masts. Slippery and silent.


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Would you mind posting that list to help all of us in putting together our own kits, thanks.
Here's Kent's kit. Highly recommend just ordering from MercedesSource and be done with it.
Sure you can save 20 bucks if you order everything separately if you have the patience to learn everything about lubricants.

Also included are some empty containers and applicators you can use for things like ATF (throttle actuators/linkage), etc. not included in the kit.

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dolucasi, thanks for the great info, will come in very handy!

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Misc Lubricants : i. had raised this question a few years back whilst in process of lubricating the heater fan motor.
I have mostly used ATF for accelerator linkages and fan motor bushes as required.

Newer lubricants available now, preferably, someone opting for mso2 -- molybdenum disulphide -- synthetic oil , graphite oil ,or similar lubricant that will not oxidise over time or have better retention properties ?
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