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  1. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    Thanks for the explanatory notes on the snow chain and other information. OK, mystery solved, I just got my reply from the classic center, see below. Seems it did have and previous owner did not want to deal with them being faulty, replaced them by normal shocks. I am just wondering if it is...
  2. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    Again thank you both for the replies, well noted. Yes I guess ADS removed by previous owner. Pazo, yes other goodies still work, like the computer and aux heater. I am not sure about the Ice thing (Chain Tyre Symbol), not sure what to expect when I switch it on? Can you enlighten me. As for the...
  3. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    Thank you both for your replies. I will get to the bottom of this still :) Changing of interior components, yes always a possibility. Please see below photo of the armrest. I guess this part is still original? One other thing, shouldn't there be an ADS light on the dash? Please see also photo of...
  4. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    Thanks ever so much for the link GUSMB which is telling me all that I need to know. Very helpful indeed. I went to my parking lot the other day, took the front right (Passenger side) wheel off and took some photos. Here are 2 of them, telling me I do not have it. I also do not have the small oil...
  5. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    I have the switch on the left next to the light switch, and I tried it when I first received the car a year ago and it worked perfectly well. The mechanic I showed it to was expecting to see a sort of hydraulic shock absorber, a pump, an oil reservoir for it and a bunch of small pipes going to...
  6. ADS1 Ride Height Issue - Non-US version

    R129 SL-Class
    Hello friends. I am not sure if I can continue on this thread or start a new one. But seeing it contains much info on my query, I thought let me come in here. I bought a 1990 500 SL Euro specs about a year ago and have done quite a bit of tidying up on it. On the height leveling, I remember the...
  7. Tuning Issues with RPM - 450 SLC 5.0

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thanks Rowdie. I will check that out too. Regards
  8. Tuning Issues with RPM - 450 SLC 5.0

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thank you steve. As I am no expert on this car, just clarifying, the warm up regulator is different from the cold starting unit, right? The cold starting unit was defective and I had it replaced, so starting from cold is now perfect except, as I explained, it will rev very high and as it warms...
  9. Tuning Issues with RPM - 450 SLC 5.0

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Hello friends. Can anyone guide me to control the RPM on my car. If I adjust the air screw on top of the engine to get about 1200 RPM on cold start, when the car warms up it will die. If I adjust the RPM to a comfortable 900 RPM when warm, when cold it will race to a wild 1900 or so. How can I...
  10. 79 450SLC 5.0 1st gear Max speed?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
  11. 79 450SLC 5.0 1st gear Max speed?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Rowdie, my car does have an electric kick down unit fixed down on the side of the gearbox. Maybe the details you have are not complete. Of course there is also the physical linkage, which may also need adjustment. Now that you mention this, I will check to see if my electric unit is functional...
  12. 79 450SLC 5.0 1st gear Max speed?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thank you all for your input. I thought so!!!! It even has the yellow line at about 110KPH being the top limit of the 1st gear, and similar lines for the 2nd gear further up. OK, will change the mechanic:D dgosh28 I think it is typical of these cars, they are a bit heavy on take off, but when...
  13. 79 SLC A/C Heater help

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thank you Aussiemerc for your welcome and advice. Actually, both my servo (hot water valve) and aux heater pump have just been replace with the original type (not quite like the photo you posted). See my photos. But I suspect the previous owner's mechanic has messed up with the vacuum lines...
  14. 79 SLC A/C Heater help

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thank you nobby for your warm welcome and the direction you pointed me to. I will do as you suggest. Cheers
  15. 79 SLC A/C Heater help

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Hi All I am new here but already getting much appreciated help. What a fantastic forum :thumbsup: I recently purchased a 026 SLC and very happy with most of its state. However, the A/C system, although cooling very well, is in a terrible state. The previous owner's mechanics have really messed...
  16. 1979 A/C Push Button

    Vintage Mercedes-Benz
    OK will try at R107. On the water, the way I saw the car's water hoses connected was water coming from the servo to the aux pump and then out from the aux pump to the heater core. But even then, you could feel the hose hot only to a certain part but not all the way to the heater core. So we will...
  17. Need specs for 450SLC 5.0

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Hi. I tend to find 600 a bit low when using the A/C. She seems to prefer 800 rpm, just my personal experience. Cheers
  18. 1979 A/C Push Button

    Vintage Mercedes-Benz
    Thanks again buddy. This sure helps a lot, but please bear with me for one final (hopefully) question, as I am by no means an expert in this field. When you say the Amplifier commands the climate control servo to open or close, where is the servo located and what is its function? What happens...
  19. 1979 A/C Push Button

    Vintage Mercedes-Benz
    Thank you flyboyike. Thats one thing clarified and cleared. On the temp control, can you explain what happens when I move the temp dial? Example, if the temp dial is on the lowest setting, then I move it higher up, for a warmer climate, is there a sesnsor that senses the temp? If yes, where is...
  20. 1979 A/C Push Button

    Vintage Mercedes-Benz
    Hi All. I am new here, and I can see this is a great forum. I purchased my 79 SLC about a year ago, and just started fixing the few snags in it a few months back. The car is still in an almost immaculate condition, seats, body and suspention and I am working through the few little things that...
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