Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

Search results

1-18 of 18 Results
Advanced Search
  1. Interior lamp issues on '87 560SL...

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    The problem I'm having seems to be with the toggle switch on the dash. When I open the door, only the footwell lights come on. The owner's manual indicates the toggle switch on the dash should be switched to the right to allow the interior lamps to come on and off when the doors open, but when I...
  2. DIY coolant flush tee

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Here you go...Before the citric acid flush step in 20-015 I used Luqui Moly Radiator Cleaner and ran that through the system and flushed it.
  3. DIY coolant flush tee

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Following the MB manual's coolant flush procedure calls for a brass flush tee that connects to the upper radiator hose. Problem is they want $200-plus for that little part. I decided to make one for myself for $25. Bought a sacrificial upper hose from Uro Parts, cut it and installed a 1" to...
  4. What kind of Tide soap for coolant flush?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    I think it's a good thing that the oil deposit showed up as it means it is no longer in my radiator after the drain. It's just what accumulated at the water line in the expansion tank that didn't get removed.
  5. What kind of Tide soap for coolant flush?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    I ultimately opted for the Liqui Moly radiator cleaner instead of the clothes detergent. Stupid me, I also installed a brand new pearly white expansion tank after the first drain. The radiator flush resulted in an oily residue ring inside the tank which will be a pain to try to remove.
  6. What kind of Tide soap for coolant flush?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thanks for the replies and help. I'd like to meet the diabolical German that designed the "optimal" location for the left-side engine block coolant drain. He must have been having a bad day. I rounded out the hex bolt after getting it seated back in and now will order a set of new drain bolts...
  7. What kind of Tide soap for coolant flush?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    I've seen a number of people discuss using Tide detergent as the cleaning agent in the first coolant flush before the citric acid flush. But no details on what kind of Tide or how much- regular or HE, capful/cupful, etc. I also have some Simple Green concentrate on hand. Any help here would be...
  8. Replacement coolant drain plugs/washers?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Thanks Ron. Exactly what I was looking for.
  9. Replacement coolant drain plugs/washers?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Going to perform a full coolant flush on my '87 560 SL and want to replace any rubber seals behind the drain bolts I might encounter. Anyone know what parts/part numbers I'd need to order?
  10. What is Santa *likely* to bring your R107?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Cocomats for front footwells, center console and parcel shelf.
  11. Year and Mileage...Please

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    1987 560 SL, 35,500 miles
  12. Replacing the original speakers in R107

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Are you able to reinstall the covers using these speakers, and did you have to make any modifications to the recess in order to get them to fit?
  13. R107 560SL tightening the Sun visor

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    I did this a couple months ago on my 560SL after I had reached my boiling point in frustration with the floppy visors. If I remember correctly, the process goes like this: Remove the rearview mirror by pulling straight down. It feels like you're going to break it, but it is held in by a tension...
  14. 107 service manual

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Is Star TekInfo link/site down for anyone else? I keep getting a "Error while opening the document. Please try again later."
  15. Preventive maintenance recommendations while the transmission is out?

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    My mechanic noticed my rear main seal ('87 560SL) is leaking and I've scheduled time next week for him to do the 9-10 hour job that includes removing the transmission in order to replace the seal. I'm looking for suggested preventive maintenance items he can get at now while the transmission is...
  16. New to the board, hoping to purchase 560SL soon...

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    I live in Alabama, so corrosion from de-icers isn't a concern. On the negative side, 100+ degree temps are common in the summer.
  17. New to the board, hoping to purchase 560SL soon...

    R/C107 SL/SLC Class
    Looking for some honest feedback from knowledgable members on this corner of the forum. Honestly, I can't say why I'm so drawn to this car, but I am (other than the US bumpers, that is). Am I crazy to think I could use a well-maintained 560SL as a daily driver, putting 6-8k miles/year over the...
  18. Picking up my 2012 GLK today, any advice?

    X204 GLK-Class
    Anything that I need to be sure to check over before I sign for delivery? It has Premium 1 and MM1 packages and Keyless Go. Thanks in advance.
1-18 of 18 Results
Top