Slownrusty: I agree with luckymike. It's gorgeous! I thought you had a big black ding on your passenger door, but it turned out it was something on my screen....
I just replaced my expansion tank as well as part of my cooling system refresh. You've probably already don it, but be careful putting the plug in the side, if you need to, where the coolant level sensor goes. You've really gotta push the plug in hard. It's gotta seat all the way down before you put the snap ring on the outside to hold it in place. I had to push it in by pushing the tank up against a brick wall....Another box of bling-bling arrived this week. View attachment 2651520
and I haven’t finished the radio wiring yet😩. How can one run out of wire?
Than I stop by a garden centre
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and I couldn’t resist.
Is gardener trying to trip the mechanic again? No, not today.
I’ll have the back speaker wires soldered up and tested first.
Than I’ll take Cliff for a spin.
Originally I was going to tape and hang them. That process was taking long time. (First five still have some tape on it.) Than I poke the rest through the cardboard box. 5 minutes later I was done. The best part was that I could spray from all the angles without wasting lots of paint.that is a great tool to assist you. from Harbor Freight?
I don't know about detailers but I get grungy looking wheels from brake dust and the last wash I used a well worn and really limp green scrubby pad, only used it on the unpainted lip and they are clean and shiny once again. No pics this time thoughFor whatever reason one of my four BBS RA's was getting weirdly cloudy and splotchy. Despite my trying, the splotchiness was not coming out. A few days ago I brought the SEC in to have a wash and wax. When I picked her up my weird BBS wheel was back to nice and sexy. I have no idea how they did it because the guy who detailed my car had left for some grub.
Wow 🤩, 230amp. That sounds awful lot for the W126.I tried multiple alternators to see which one can hold the big load from the fan, I tried 140AMP (Custom built) and 150AMP. no luck, the voltage was dropping bellow 11v when fan on full speed, lights on and AC on.
I noticed the W126 alternator is the same for ML55 and E55, I picked 180AMP from the JY and sent it to my alternator guy to custom built 230AMP for me.
50AMP at full speed, the Wrecked C class alternator that I picked the fan from the JY was 200AMP but it was different setting, the height amp will not harm your car since you are not messing around with the regulator (the adjustable ones) the max you can adjust is 14.6V after that you will fry your electronics.Wow 🤩, 230amp. That sounds awful lot for the W126.
What is the rated max. power consumption under full load for your new fan assembly?
Malcolm,My red car, the Euro 500SEC, performed flawlessly throughout the day during the chaperoned sessions morning & afternoon. There were street cars of every stripe imaginable and 'Hot Lap' race cars giving rides during our lunch. Somehow I managed to get in 21 2.3 mile laps in total! Built on the side of a mountain, the track has 14 turns and 509 feet/155M elevation change each lap. What a blast indeed!