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  1. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I recently replaced the rear window on my '87 560sec and the window guys couldn't put the rear pillar trim back on. Both sides are hanging off and i've tried velcrow but no luck getting them to stick. Any ideas on how to get the trims to stay on? Another idea i thought of was hot glue a clip to...
  2. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Tried doing it myself. No luck. Thank you in advance. WDB1260451A587881 (1991 Euro 560SEC) Long live Bruno Sacco!
  3. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I'm trying to find a way to put gullwing doors on my 1985 w126, I have seen gullwing kits that look like they attach to the top of the door frame but I'm looking for the mid roof oem doors or as close to as possible. Has anyone tried this or seen it done if so how and at what cost?
  4. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    After winter storage this year, I took my SEC out to go for a drive and noticed I have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor to get any braking to happen The fluid is all still in the reservoir and not leaking How do I troubleshoot what could be wrong?
  5. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I have always preferred the look of the original ribbed lower cladding on the W126/C126, but finding a well-looked-after and affordable grey market 500SEC in the color combo I want is so difficult these days. Being in California means that most of them can't be registered in the state too...
  6. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi all, I bought the H&R lowering springs and want to install these with new Bilstein shocks. I would like to keep the SLS system as i've rebuilt the pump and it appears to be working fine (dealing with a small leak from the hose now). What is the part number for the Bilstein shocks? I know...
  7. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Well it looks like I have the common rear window trim rust problem... While in the process of replacing my delaminated rear window, the installers noticed some pretty bad rust patches. It looks like the previous installers used some sort of kitchen sealer, which may have contributed to the...
  8. MEC Design W126 Exhaust stainless steel V8 500SEC 560SEC 500SEL 560SEL

    MEC Design Sport Exhaust System for W126 V8 380 + 420 + 500 + 560 SE/SEL/SEC, Sound version Eartquake Stainless steel complete system from catalyst, end pipes as original (OEM) 2x55mm, embossed MEC Design Logo on the bottom of the mufflers, consists of 1 rear muffler and 1 middle muffler and 1...
  9. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hey w126 fam, My driver side hood catch needs to be replaced and I can’t find the part number. It’s right next to the shop quoted me $250 for the part I’m trying to find it cheaper thanks Justin
  10. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Are there any benefits to having a genuine OEM Mercedes windshield vs. aftermarket? Also are the OEM windshields interchangeable across SEL/SEC/SL ? My SEC has an aftermarket windshield with a broken seal letting air in. I'm looking at junkyards for OEM windshields but having trouble finding...
  11. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    While browsing facebook marketplace, I came across a '90 560SEC listed for $4,000. It was listed for just 16 minutes by the time I came across it and immediately messaged the seller. The next day, I drove 6 hours (one way) to pick it up. Body has no rust and the overall condition is quite good...
  12. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hey guys, Now that my swap is done and car is running fine, i'm looking into suspension modifications to improve the ride and handling. I'm finding that all the parts on my 560SEC are original and given that the odometer just hit 290K miles, i may have to start replacing original parts that...
  13. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi, I am new to the forum and I've seen a lot of posts before I made a forum account. But I struggle to find posts about C126 dealing with rust. So, I've noticed that 560SEC is for sale near my place on the Facebook marketplace for 6000€. The car is in OK shape, everything works and is...
  14. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hey everyone, I've been searching for a replacement M117 engine for my '87 560SEC and went ahead and pulled the trigger on a local deal on a '91 gold on tan 560SEL. The guy I bought it from sold it to me for $400 (yes $400). The body and tranny have seen better days but the engine started up...
  15. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hello, I’m looking for advice from owners that have run into a similar dilemma. I have an ‘87 560SEC that is beautiful cosmetically but has some serious mechanical problems (290k miles). Problems: Needs new cam shaft, Leaking rear main seal, needs valve job, leaking power steering pump and...
  16. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Guys need help. I am looking at two SEC cars both in good condition. Basically same mileage and price. Similar records. One is a 1987 560 sec the other is 1982 500 sec Euro even has tilting headlight with wipers Which one is a better choice. Thanks for your input.
  17. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I've been utilizing the wealth of information on this forum restoring my 560SEC since purchasing it at the beginning of 2019 so I thought it was time I should give back. Ill start with a bit about my 560, I purchased it after looking for around a year or so with the intent to carry out a M156...
  18. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Good Day all, im new to the forum so please help me where im wrong. I recently bought a 560sec with no motor, fast forward 2 weeks later and i have managed to get a complete dismantled 117.968. only problem is its missing the pistons and connecting rods. ive managed to find some complete used...
  19. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi all, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, and have a 380SEC W126 I want to start rebuilding the engine on. I've been told it has blown head gaskets, but I figure I may as well give it a complete overhaul. I want it as my daily driver eventually, so it needs to be reliable. I've never done this sort...
  20. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    My recently acquired 91 560SEC has started shutting off when I come to a stop sign or red light. Otherwise I have no issues. It starts right back up without any struggling. I have bought it from someone who let it sit for a while in their garage but I have easily driven it 150-200mi since the...
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