W126 500 SEL 9/85 W124 E320T Brabus
I used them several times without problems...
This sounds like the least expensive option of shipping is not insane. I wonder what a local shop would charge. I will again risk the disappearance of another good deal while waiting on this Russian situation. If I end up with no LHD manifolds, then there’s no reason for LHD downpipes. It sounds like I’m in a bit of a waiting game. I’ve got no address for the return of the RHD set yet. So they sit boxed up, ready to go. Oh. That reminds me, I need to get dimensions and weight on them.
Thanks. Yes, painful to follow I’m sure. I never expected this thread to turn into anything at all beyond the second day when we found out that Timevalve can provide downpipes. I considered thread issue “solved” at that point. I hijacked my own thread beyond that.i cant follow this anymore...too mindboggling...ill be waiting for your new thread with the parts installed..good luck
Better late than never.
A whike ago I oosted I was finished installing Tri y’s. Not teally true since I knew I had to go back under and fit those double hump transmission brackets. To do so I had to loosen the down pipes from the manifold. Unfortunately Tri Y’s do not have those nuts to connect the downpipes like the euro manifolds do. You know the ones that are kinda pressed into the manifolds. Instead tri y’s use atypical nut bolt configuration.
Malcolm, are these the same nuts as in the double-u downpipe bracket hardware kit?When I received my Tri-Ys & downpipes package, included was all the gasketry & hardware to attach them to the to the engine. Included were eight special copper plated manifold nuts for the manifold > downpipe connection.
I am currently away from my computer so unable to look up & share the part number just now.
Is there a special tool/wrench with an angled end that could be used to hold the bolts while you're turning the nut? Also, is a loctite-type adhesive used in these situations?A whike ago I oosted I was finished installing Tri y’s. Not teally true since I knew I had to go back under and fit those double hump transmission brackets. To do so I had to loosen the down pipes from the manifold. Unfortunately Tri Y’s do not have those nuts to connect the downpipes like the euro manifolds do. You know the ones that are kinda pressed into the manifolds. Instead tri y’s use atypical nut bolt configuration. Pain in the ass!!! If you are by yourself you are trying to get a nut started all while the bolt is turning and you have no room for fat fingers. So a suggestion. If any of you are doing this simply put the bolts in the manifold from the top and lightly spot weld the bolts to the manifold. The only down side is is you ever take them off you could snap the bolt, where then you have to remove that section of the manifold. Likely hood of that happening pretty nil.
Are these the standard parts whether is Euro/Tri-Y or U.S. market? With my engine rebuild/swap imminent, my idies have 20-30 years Mercedes/dealership experience, but not very familiar with Euro market-only parts. Just wondering if they'll come up on the online catalog when they're ordering parts.Well, according to Malcolm, the nuts are the ones like on the Euro logs that basically fit into the manifolds and lock themselves in place. That is 1/2 the battle. When I ordered mine, what came in was simple copper nuts, so I assumed they were correct. Either way, one should find a way to secure the nuts....... Ok, no funny comments