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  1. Welcome New Members NO CAR REPAIR ISSUES PLEASE
    Hello everyone, I bought a W126, a 1983 380 SEL that cranks but doesn't run, and seems like it was parked for a long time. Zero rust, nice condition in general. I always dream about owing a Mercedes Benz, and now I will make it a reality! I'm in Palmer, MA, luckily my mechanic, Hargeo, knows...
  2. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hello everyone new to the w126 world I have a few questions about rim fitment. I have a 81 300sd and would like to put some 17s on it and also lower it. what do I need to do to make these wheels work ? 17x8.5 et30 front and 17x9.5 et32 rears I don't mind using spacers either. Also what lowering...
  3. Wheels
    Hello everyone new to the w126 world I have a few questions about rim fitment. I have a 81 300sd and would like to put some 17s on it and also lower it. what do I need to do to make these wheels work ? 17x8.5 et30 front and 17x9.5 et32 rears I don't mind using spacers either. Also what lowering...
  4. Tire, Wheel, Brake and Suspension Forum
    Hello everyone new to the w126 world I have a few questions about rim fitment. I have a 81 300sd and would like to put some 17s on it and also lower it. what do I need to do to make these wheels work ? 17x8.5 front and 17x9.5 rears I don't mind using spacers either. Also what lowering springs do...
  5. 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?
  6. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi all i would like to buy a w126 from a junk yard , restore it and make it my daily driver, but the old engines aren’t as efficient, so my idea is to basically get the w126 body and then put in a 2000 - 2010 engine like a M272 from the w211 Eclass family, my aim is not sport car performance...
  7. Tire, Wheel, Brake and Suspension Forum
    Have anyone tried Ronal 2/5 on a w126? Im looking to buy a set with 18X10 Offset 30 and18X9 Offset 40 but im not sure if they fit in the front.
  8. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi everyone! I have a 1983 W126 500SEL I Recently changed the filter and pan gasket to my transmission. To start off, I drained the old fluid out from the pan and drained the torque converter aswell. Then I installed the new filter and gasket. Then i torqued the converter drain bolt aswell...
  9. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    These three hoses are dry and cracked. I have been searching but not sure what the part numbers are. I found that it might be 1264703575 for one and 1264703375 for another Not sure if this is correct, also I have no idea about the third hose I highlighted in the photo. I don’t want to do what...
  10. For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway
    Crack free dash from a pre passenger side airbag w126 with a beige interior. No glovebox door, wood is there but has a few cracks and is slightly faded.
    $250 USD
  11. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi all, I noticed the ABS light comes on and the ABS system kicks in when I brake almost at any speed Is there a way to temporarily disable the ABS system (without taking OVP / wheel sensor out)? I need to drive the vehicle home tomorrow and don't want to damage the ABS system by continuing to...
  12. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Having an issue with my 1986 420SEL: got in to go for a drive, and some switches/buttons stopped working. The window switches and wiper switch (on the stalk) stopped working all at once. The turn signals still work fine. Just kind of a sudden failure. All the fuses look fine, and I got a new...
  13. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I have a 1990 560sel. It was always a second car, and I've spent the last 4 years restoring it. Unfortunately she wasn't getting driven as much as she needed to be. So back in the fall I decided to make it my daily. I've gotten a lot more in tune with the car, and I've pushed myself to start...
  14. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I was working on my AC system trying to give it a charge because this car sat for 2 years. I learned the trick to jump 5 & 7 to kick on the compressor and it started taking the refrigerant. My vents went from blowing 100 f air to somewhere in the 70 f range! I was ecstatic 🤩 because I thought my...
  15. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi guys i hope you are well, I did an upgrade to my 560 sel and wanted to know if it is possible to tune the engine to get more boost, i removed the mid mufflers and the catalyst. The car gained some better performance with that and the engine was relaxed by 500 rpm since it was 1000 on idle...
  16. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hey everyone, I reconnected the battery on my 420SEL a few days ago and noticed that no matter what I do, I can't get the car to accelerate (see video below). It doens't matter what gear I am in. I tried them all... the car will only CRAWL and the RPMs are not surpassing 1000 which has me...
  17. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Hi guys, just bought a 126 300SE and looking for recommendations for decent specialists in the Hampshire (UK) area to look after my 126. If anyone has any decent positive experience with any let me know! Cheers
  18. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    I'm getting ready to replace the output shaft seal on my 86 560-sec transmission 722.3 I believe. I am looking for the torque specification for the big 12-point nut that holds the output flange to the flex disk. Done lots of searching but can't find a clear answer. I found an uninspiring post...
  19. W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class
    Searched everywhere for this info but can't find it.... I'm swapping my US wipers to Euro (already have Euro lamps), got Euro motors, now I need the Euro arms. Can't find ANY OEM C126 wiper sets (only lefthand, no righthand available), but there are SEL wipers available. From photographs, they...
  20. For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway
    This is a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SE. This W126 chassis is a grey market European import Rare car with all the unique features and euro goodies. Very little rust for the age and miles. Well taken care of, lots of service records dating back to first owner. Known history from new. I bought the...
    $1,250 USD
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