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Is there a thread that you feel contains outstanding information that will be useful to our members? Use this thread to nominate it for inclusion in either of the107 Forum Stickys,

Welcome To "This Damned Old Car" or The Encyclopaedia Germanica Volume 107.

Post your favorite link in this thread and a moderator can then copy and place it in a position where everyone can easily access it without major searching efforts.



Also, once a thread has been added, a notification will be posted of the update in this thread. A temporary callout will be placed beside the new thread until someone finally gets around to removing it after a month or so.

Look for this tag:

Added 09/13/2017
 

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: We'll probably ask you to read this anyway so you might as well start here first!

That's what im talking about.
With that one sticky like that one you could get ride of the rest and we'd have the cleanest topic on the whole BW.org site.

With just maybe adding one to the main page temporarily. When it's need like the GTG.

Good work Dig.
 

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: We'll probably ask you to read this anyway so you might as well start here first!

That's what im talking about.
With that one sticky like that one you could get ride of the rest and we'd have the cleanest topic on the whole BW.org site.

With just maybe adding one to the main page temporarily. When it's need like the GTG.

Good work Dig.
Thanks, ussun. That's what Dave and I are hoping to achieve here. We've been working together to set this up.

We would keep GTG posts as a separate sticky due to their timeliness.

Due to the response to Dave's Subframe thread, that one might be a keeper as a sticky as well. The rest can go under the big umbrella.
 

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Thanks, ussun. That's what Dave and I are hoping to achieve here. We've been working together to set this up.

We would keep GTG posts as a separate sticky due to their timeliness.

Due to the response to Dave's Subframe thread, that one might be a keeper as a sticky as well. The rest can go under the big umbrella.
Just a minor note. The Russian VIN decoder works on 1981 and newer vehicles and I just went there to cofirm this and they now decode US Market VIN's from 1981 through 2005.

Great job on the new STICKY. I like.
 

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^^^
Noted on the VIN ...and thanks!
 

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A little help please? We still have categories with no entries. If you don't have a suggestion, you can immortalize your screen name by starting one! Just make sure your info is clear and linked. Pics are good as well. Don't worry about how many posts you have to make. Someone else will usually jump in as well but YOU get all the glory!

If we have to post another Nobby or ScottinSoCal thread (no offense guys, just looking for diversity), we'll have to pay royalties if you get my drift.

Thanks!
 

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We'll probably send you up here anyway so you might as well start here first
You should be required to insert the password - found at the bottom of the sticky before you can post anything in this forum... Hehehe.
 

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Bit107's List o' Helpful Threads, Part I

The threads that I found at BenzWorld to be helpful:

Droopy sun visors...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/732138-560-sl-droopy-visors-wild-air-conditioning.html

Air Filter Upgrades...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/732143-k-n-air-filters-560sl.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase-2.html

Distributor Vacuum Advance, et al (even though it didn't apply to my year)...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1304747-options-emissions-controls-catalytic-converters.html

Steering Coupler...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1363731-steering-idle-question.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1270329-gut-check-74-450sl-project.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1359021-steering-coupler-advice.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1359021-steering-coupler-advice.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1163577-sloppy-loose-steering-problem-check-fix.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1307534-steering-coupler-replacement-help-please.html

Starter Problems...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1403812-not-neutral-safety-switch.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1403174-so-about-neutral-safety-switch.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1371180-starter-troubles.html

Increasing Horsepower/Performance...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase-2.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1410286-how-improve-engine-performance.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/731442-1986-560sl-more-hp.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1372807-remove-resistor-advance-timing.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1304747-options-emissions-controls-catalytic-converters.html

Alarm Deactivation...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1260709-alarm.html

Air Conditioning Belt...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1251831-ac-out.html

Starting Batteries...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1212947-optima-battery-450sl.html

Battery Cables...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1415120-air-valve-problems.html

Subframe Mounts...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1307408-i-finally-started-2.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1301471-what-am-i-doing-wrong-subframe.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1424843-hi-guys-front-rear-subframe-bushing.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1429062-subframe-bushing.html

Headlamp Upgrades...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1360878-getting-more-light-your-existing-headlights.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1335697-hella-h4-kit.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1382074-then-there-silence.html

Front Corner Marker Lights...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1329816-how-replace-front-corner-lens.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1329816-how-replace-front-corner-lens.html

Ignition Switch R&R...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1233320-no-crank.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1313282-ignition-switch-gotchas.html

Fanfare/Country Horns...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1431184-fanfare-horns-r107s.html

Engine Oil...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1235177-help-grrl-pamper-her-560sl.html

Coolant Hoses & Cap...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1267705-help-w-coolant-hose-replacement.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1374945-rad-cap-pressure.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1396007-radiator-pressure-cap.html

More to come in Part II
 

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Bit107's List o' Helpful Threads, Part II

Brakes...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1306175-how-often-should-you-rebuild-brake.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1258147-when-sould-you-rebuild-brake-calipers.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r129-sl-class/1209801-ceramic-brake-pads.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w163-m-class/1343687-brake-paste-posi-quiet-ceramic-pads.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1322468-front-rotors-replacement.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1322468-front-rotors-replacement.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1298658-parking-emergency-brake-shoe-replacement.html

Driver's Side Knee Bolster...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w123-e-ce-d-cd-td/1185229-odometer-not-working.html

Reupholstery...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1315742-new-upholstery.html

Exhaust Upgrades/Modifications...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1284679-how-not-fit-twin-exhaust-system-your-sl.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1304747-options-emissions-controls-catalytic-converters.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase-2.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1258326-euro-tri-y-headers.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1246935-117-euro-y-manifold-pics.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1422295-86-560-sl-need-verify-rifght.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1203947-egr-filter.html

Dashboard & Console Lights...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1375702-light-behind-headlight-switch.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/779756-turnsignal-indicators-can-they-made-brighter.html

Odometer...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w123-e-ce-d-cd-td/1185229-odometer-not-working.html

Timing Chain & Guides...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1339206-560sl-timing-chain-question.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1272736-timing-chain-replaced-not.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1277953-truth-about-timing-chain-failures.html

Viscofan...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1348097-coolant-fan-loudest-sound-engine-compartment.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1403738-removing-fan-clutch.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1425023-cooling-fan.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1381395-new-project-electric-fan.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1397996-just-bought-new-fan-clutch.html

Throttle Linkage Lubrication...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/732382-how-about-some-input-1986-560sl-8400-miles.html

Soft Top Window Cleaning...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/732382-how-about-some-input-1986-560sl-8400-miles.html

Fuel Injection (CIS-E) & High Idle Hell...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1300063-jetronic-computer-question.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/1332837-water-temp-sensor.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1228453-560sl-rough-idle.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1418154-replacing-injector-seals.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1405466-air-flow-sensor-fuel-distributor.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w126-s-se-sec-sel-sd/1374946-air-intake-boot-below-air-flow.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1363731-steering-idle-question.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1229658-1986-560sl-idle-rpm.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1319919-cleaning-contacts.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1305243-560sl-fast-idle-speed-once-engine.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1343580-380-sl-idling-question.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1202285-1986-560sl-hp-increase-2.html

Engine Ignition Parts...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1273554-tuneup-time.html
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1320936-tuning-up-my-87-560sl.html

Dashboard Removal...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1271164-dash-coming-off-tomrw-2.html

Alternator & Voltage Regulator...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1328824-replacing-alternator-85-380-sl.html

Seat Belt Holders...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1437660-seat-belt-holders.html

Lamp Failure Monitor...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1250934-lamp-failure-system.html

Fuel Pump...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1185835-successful-diy-notes-list-radiator-fan.html

Tonneau Cover...
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1257823-tonneau-covers.html
 

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Cool, Bit! Lots to sink into here. Unless Dave can get busy with it earlier, I'll put it up in July when I get back from vacation (unless I can get a wifi hookup).

Thanks
 

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Cool, Bit! Lots to sink into here. Unless Dave can get busy with it earlier, I'll put it up in July when I get back from vacation (unless I can get a wifi hookup).

Thanks
Just go get some R&R. Can't wait for pics of you in a grass skirt:eek:
 

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I take issue with that droopy visor link, though. My visors were droopy, and what that describes didn't do much for me.

The screw to tighten them had been abused and the head was stripped. Even if it hadn't been, the ball had worn to the point it couldn't be made tight. What fixed my visors was a two prong approach:

1) Replacing the screw with stainless steel hex head screws found at my local marine hardware store. A hex head won't strip out like the flat blade screw originally used.

2) Cutting a very small piece of leather that fit in between the visor ball and the frame.

Leather wears well, and it took up space, so tightening the screw actually accomplished something. Between the two things, my visors now stay where they're supposed to. Before that, the wind from the freeway would pull them out of the socket on the headliner above the windshield and they'd flop around. Not the vision I wanted for my car.
 

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My Visor Solution...

...was to remove them outright. They didn't droop that bad, but I got tired of bonking my forehead on them upon every entry & exit.

If the sun gets too bright, I squint my eyes. :eek:
 

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not a thread, but I noticed the 129 forum had their own buy/sell/trade sticky... just a thought.

Alan
 

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I need a 48 hour day.
 

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We need a smog thread also.
 
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