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mbgraham said:
C$1.36/l is for Regular. About as high as we have seen. It is equivalent to about US$4.00/gal.
Ca$1.36/l=US $5.15/gal. In WI, we pay about $4.00/gal for Premium. When I was doing expedited freight, I filled my truck with diesel in ON once. After that, I filled it before I crossed into Canada.
Check your math.

C$1=US$0.79 (today)
1 USG = 3.7854Litres. (always)

3.7854x(C$1.36x0.79) = US$4.07/usgal.
 

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1983 380SL, ivory/dk brown, 46k miles, dual roller timing chain. 1986 560SL, red/white, 190K mile.
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Took The PIG out for a spirited jaunt through the Laurentians yesterday....leaves have almost 100% turned.

I LOVE Fall drives.

Had the heat on....my $650 monovalve is working great!
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Goodness Gracious!! I replaced mine for something like $50.
MTC brand, but I used the Mercedes Plunger.
The Mercedes Plunger worked properly, the MTC Plunger was no good.
 

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Wifey and I took our 1983 380SL to Church and out for Breakfast.
I just don't understand all this banter about 380SLs not having enough power.
Even running the AC, "Angel" was quite responsive. Taking off from the stoplight and you could feel the rear squatting down from the acceleration. Angel did have her Single Row Timing chain converted to Dual Row by the local Mercedes service center, and I did notice it seemed to feel tighter and more powerful, still does today, so I'm surmising maybe they did some performance tweaking. They had to pull the Engine and retrofit that Dual Row Timing Chain along with Cam Gears. On my 380SL timing is set to 0TDC and I run mid grade Ethanol-free gasoline. She's a pampered little Bitch, Angel that is :)

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It finally stopped raining and I was able to take a drive with my new Bilstein shocks installed. I admit I did not expect much improvement and mostly changed them because one was leaking. I was very mistaken -- the improvements are noticeable immediately! Every input I give to the car just comes through a little bit tighter and controlled. Stopping and cornering especially feel less sloppy. I hope to get out into the country before winter storage comes around to have a bit more fun!
 

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It finally stopped raining and I was able to take a drive with my new Bilstein shocks installed. I admit I did not expect much improvement and mostly changed them because one was leaking. I was very mistaken -- the improvements are noticeable immediately! Every input I give to the car just comes through a little bit tighter and controlled. Stopping and cornering especially feel less sloppy. I hope to get out into the country before winter storage comes around to have a bit more fun!
I just had a set of Bilsteins installed as well. Your description is perfect.
16" Bundts and Michelin AS/4's are going on Monday.

Once I get the heat working I'll be set... what's this about a "mono valve"...?
 

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Nice day today for a drive through the old Tobacco country. Weather was perfect 74°. I can only imagin what lurkes inside those old Tabacco sheds. Last of the top down days.

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