Thread: Late 123 vs 116
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Old 10-14-2004, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sixto
The W116 SD has a 3.07 rear.

I've yet to see the daily driven W116 that doesn't need seat pads after 15 years. They're not cheap to replace but maybe you can get creative with upholstery store materials.

If push comes to shove with the ACC, you can swap in the manual AC system of a 73-75 W116. It'll take downtime you don't have.

If your car has first gear start, you'll have to get used to second gear start in the SD.

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My pads are perfect, but then I have no idea if a PO replaced them.
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