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Old 08-09-2007, 12:01 AM
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after reading from the beginning, first I had to finally look up swmbo
Single guy comment, right John?

Go for it on the noodles, works great.

In another post I mentioned that I had my seats out a few weeks ago. No change in the noodles over the 2.5 year period. No breaking, no crumbling or bits around. Some have mentioned that this could happen, but I'm not seeing it. Last 1 year plus has been in blazing hot Mexico.

I did this on the power seats on the SDL also. More to work around installing them, but works great there also.

Good luck!

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:11 PM
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Pool Noodle Repair

I noodled the drivers side on my 1985 300dt about a month ago. Big improvement. I will be working on passenger seat soon. I am interested in finding out how these do after two or three years. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:10 PM
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Well I haven`t gone the pool noodle route, sounds kind of Micky Mousing
things together. now Iam not criticizing anyone going that route.

It is more work to do, but the passenger side seat bottom spring box
will fit on the drivers side. you will have to take the seat apart to do this,
but it will be back to original. usually the pass side doesn`t get as much
use. I have one now I got from P N P.

As far as those strips sliding out the back of the seat as "THE DON"
mentioned, pull the seat cushon/cover off and pull them back into place
and hot glue them in place.
Did this on my SD when I reupolsterd it, learned the hard way on the 300D.

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:25 PM
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I did mine a year ago and it has been pretty hard but slowly I have broken it in better over time ... it ain't real great though. I noticed a seat fix on Hunters special order parts list .... 1269142215 W123 & W126 Front seat foam support inserts ...... has anyone ever tried one of those?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:33 PM
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I drove from Denver to LA shortly after doing the pool noodle fix. Way too hard for my liking. My spine was sore for days.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:02 PM
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I just attempted to rebuild my euro seats. I am kinda happy with the outcome but still think I failed

(pics later when I am not feeling so down)


I bought like 5 noodles(which were hard to find in wintery FL).. I didnt like how hard it came out so I removed the noodles and added more nu foam. for the bolsters I used strips of foam and stuff..

I highly reccommend a set of Hog Ring Pliers to attach the foam to the springs
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:36 PM
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I looked at the pool noddle fix but decided to go this route instead. I brazed roll pins to a small piece of steel for the corners of the springs and used straight roll pins for the straight sections. I used roll pins that had a inside diameter the same as the spring diameter and just slide them over the broken part of the spring then I crimped them a little to hold them from slipping. It has been well over a year with no problems.
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I like the roll pin idea.
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:13 PM
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yea.. I need to do something like that


I have to go out and cut a new, straighter strip of nu foam to shore up the bolster. I'll do it tomorrow
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:26 PM
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I like the roll pin idea.
Some one, I think Diesel Giant, did the same thing using old pieces of fuel injector line. I found that I could get the roll pins at the local hardware store so that was easier for me.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:28 PM
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I used brake line on my 300TD for sections of the broken spring. Along with the noodles it did a pretty good job.
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It works!

Hello all. I just did the noodle trick on my worn out driver's seat. I repaired 3 busted springs in the process, but was able to squeeze in a noodle around the perimeter. IT WORKS WONDERS! I'm even contemplating not selling my ride now. Thanks folks!
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Does anyone have tips for lowering the seat and getting it to go back farther? I'm 6'2" and with my seat back all the way I have to bend my legs AND recline the seat....
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Does anyone have tips for lowering the seat and getting it to go back farther? I'm 6'2" and with my seat back all the way I have to bend my legs AND recline the seat....
The handle on the side is a height adjuster that allows for a lower and farther back position. I'll bet yours is stuck in an elevated position. I had to take my seats out. Remove the tracks (about $1 in change fell out - I think dimes are just the right size to get in the track and jam the slide rollers), flush with lots of WD40 and begin to work the tracks to get them back to full range.

I'm only 6'1" and all the way down and back is too far.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:39 PM
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Does anyone have tips for lowering the seat and getting it to go back farther? I'm 6'2" and with my seat back all the way I have to bend my legs AND recline the seat....
Drive a Honda or a Toyota and you'll feel what cramped is really like.

6'1" myself and wife has a Honda Accord. TERRIBLE seats. My knees are practically up to my chest and if I had hair it would brush the cabin ceiling.
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