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Old 11-24-2009, 08:42 PM
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1980 300sd grille removal

I'm going to be replacing two heater hoses on my 116 this weekend. More specifically the two that start inside the engine bay and end up under the chrome grille. I need to remove the grille to get access to them. It looks as if the windshield wiper arms need to be removed, but I noticed there are four rivets that also hold the grille on. Is there a proper way of removing these without butchering everything up?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:35 PM
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If they're square ones used in later applications, you can carefully pry up the middle. I didn't realize this and just popped 'em through and replaced with new ones, very cheap.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:59 PM
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TOOMANY BENZ, I don`t follow you on this. If you are referring to the 123, use a small punch, and drive the centers out, then lift out the clips.
then the plactic vent lifts out.

the little square plastic pins then can be reinserted in the clips and used again.

The W116 is in unfamilar territory for me.

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:55 PM
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I know exactly what you are talking about concerning the 123, however the 116 is completely different. The rivets used are round and seem very difficult to remove without doing some damage to the grille or the rivet.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:34 AM
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Okay, there are plastic rivets on a 123, they hold the center metal piece of the cowling. Open the hood, you'll see 'em. Those I just punched through, but all the surrounding parts are metal.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:57 PM
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I was looking at a W116 at PNP today. there are what looks like rivits. Iam thinking maybe it is the same sort of set up, knock out the centers.

I didn`t have my tool box with me this time, I stopped by to check the 84 Clunker I posted about, just had my big ratchet to turn the engine.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

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Old 11-26-2009, 11:07 AM
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TOOMANY BENZ, I don`t follow you on this. If you are referring to the 123, use a small punch, and drive the centers out, then lift out the clips.
then the plactic vent lifts out.

the little square plastic pins then can be reinserted in the clips and used again.

The W116 is in unfamilar territory for me.

Charlie
Okay, I just punched 'em through and replaced with new ones, (quite cheap) a friend did the pry it out routine.
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