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Old 09-17-2011, 09:49 AM
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101 Projects for W123s

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1. Bombproof your OM617.952 air cleaner mount.

2. Retrofitting your OEM first-aid kit with new gauze and band-aids.

3. Saturday afternoon project - replace defroster wires in your 300D's back glass.

4. Euro warning triangles: are they for me?

5. 616/617 oil filter housing to block gasket replacement in 10 minutes.

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We periodically have fun here...welcome to the party Wayne!

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:59 AM
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6. Swimming pool noodles to fix a sagging seat.

7. Refilling the BCF fire extinguisher in a W123.

8. Understanding where the vacuum goes.

9. What tick is that from a 617.

10. Adjusting tappets on a 603.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:28 AM
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11. Adding usable English descriptions to the cryptic diagrams in the W123 shop manual.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:31 AM
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12. College tuition or replacing the Euro's headlights?
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:32 PM
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13. Spruce up that nasti console woods surface beauty

14. Axe that egr

15. Figure out the 300td to d/ cd factory trailer light harness repinning.

16. Re-plan your Ronal hunt for ultimate sucess.

17. Miami Vice "kingpin" kit install.

18. find sucker to take thaose containers of WVO AWAY!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:22 PM
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19. Valve Adjustments for anyone

20. Primer pumps and you

21. Fuel lines are not meant to last the life of the engine

22. Fuel Tank Strainers 101

23. Fuel Level Sender Cleaning
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:51 AM
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24) Understanding where the vacuum goes II

25) That warm feeling on your thigh, and other oil leaks

26) Crossbars, SLS and Hatchback - The Bare Wagon Essentials

27) MB DIY forum Dictionary: A reference for nomenclature, jargon and euphemisms with thesaurus.

28) When does age matter? Understanding gravity and your W123
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:22 AM
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29. How to ask for help from whunter & vstech nicely.

30. how to use the search function on PP.
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1980 300D now parts car 800k miles
1984 300D 500k miles
1987 250td 160k miles English import
2001 jeep turbo diesel 130k miles
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1968 Ford F750 truck. 6-354 diesel conversion.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:32 PM
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31. Finding a W123 with a crack free blue dash.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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32 the definitive W123 buying guide
33 vacuum measurements how to (sorry jt20 got that one) => Now how to do your own alignment
34 (One for me) How to control yourself and not take everything to bits!
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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How about gold-plating your hood star and wheels? I've seen that when driving through the wrong part of town here.

-Wayne
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:08 PM
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How about gold-plating your hood star and wheels? I've seen that when driving through the wrong part of town here.

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35. W123 bling; is it right? Is it for me?
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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36. Proper use of the "T" in 300TD
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:10 PM
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37. replace rear window seal
38. check for rust in trunk
38a. rip hair out
38b. curse up a storm
39. check rust threads on PP to see how far you can let it go before either patching or retiring car
39a. Take pictures and post to the "who has the most rust and still drives" thread
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:12 PM
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How about gold-plating your hood star and wheels? I've seen that when driving through the wrong part of town here.

-Wayne
I think this may relate to 31, though gatorblue92 was probably talking about a different sort of crack !!!

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1980 300D now parts car 800k miles
1984 300D 500k miles
1987 250td 160k miles English import
2001 jeep turbo diesel 130k miles
1998 jeep tdi ~ followed me home. Needs a turbo.
1968 Ford F750 truck. 6-354 diesel conversion.
Other toys ~J.D.,Cat & GM ~ mainly earth moving
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