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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By meltedpanda
If you can find a picture I may be able to help ...

If you can find a picture I may be able to help I have a box of assorted w114/5 nuts bolts and clips No car at present
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By meltedpanda
Wear gloves and still curse. But no

Wear gloves and still curse. But no
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-03-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By meltedpanda
Some other thoughts. Too taught could cause a...

Some other thoughts. Too taught could cause a bearing squeal from the alternator or alternator could have a bad bearing .Iíve seen that happen. Also but more unlikely is a vacuum line that is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By meltedpanda
You really need to empty tank. Pull a line get a...

You really need to empty tank. Pull a line get a big enough container and let it go. Go from top if needed so it can be controlled better. You have to clear out those lines
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By meltedpanda
Id second the screen pull line from tank before...

Id second the screen pull line from tank before pump. See what flow you get. Wear safety gear be ready to place back on. After determination is made
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By meltedpanda
They should be 8 or 10 mm. But if an SAE socket...

They should be 8 or 10 mm. But if an SAE socket fits someone may have retrofitted?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-25-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By meltedpanda
does it look like it is original? I don't...

does it look like it is original?
I don't recall any connection that would have three power pins
can you trace it back to a wire loom? Sounds after market add for things needing 12 V and a common...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By meltedpanda
PM me and Ill send you some DJet diagnostic info....

PM me and Ill send you some DJet diagnostic info. May help
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-09-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By meltedpanda
Hey Graham, hope you are well. Bezant -...

Hey Graham, hope you are well.

Bezant - Graham is your man with all things trigger points - you are in good hands if that is the issue
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-09-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By meltedpanda
Did you knock off a vacuum hose or other line....

Did you knock off a vacuum hose or other line. During oil change? If it was running well prior and now not check your steps TP are always a suspect. Lol. Especiallt the wite connecting harness
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-05-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By meltedpanda
Jorn - Jeffrey is your man:D:D

Jorn - Jeffrey is your man:D:D
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By meltedpanda
good for you ! , but realize every rubber bit and...

good for you ! , but realize every rubber bit and vacuum line and connection is the first place to look , Your car is 30+ years old lol Enjoy the ride . We are here to help
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-10-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By meltedpanda
contact JeffreyNmemphis by PM , he is the best at...

contact JeffreyNmemphis by PM , he is the best at fixing clocks
Classic Car Clock Repair Services - Houston, TX - Texas (http://www.classiccarclock.com)
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By meltedpanda
post in the wanted section here on the forum they...

post in the wanted section here on the forum they are out there . I too just sold mine
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-07-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By meltedpanda
well it seems you have covered your basis, I am...

well it seems you have covered your basis, I am out of ideas , except for one. I had a short at my distributor once that only showed at cranking , you did test for spark at each plug ?

Jut...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-06-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By meltedpanda
are you sure you are getting adequate fuel to the...

are you sure you are getting adequate fuel to the cylinders? have you tested this? remove the fuel filters , replace if they have sat 2.5 years . For that matter your petrol has probably gone...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By meltedpanda
well I would make sure your point gap is correct...

well I would make sure your point gap is correct and make sure they are actually opening and closing , then I would start and set timing by ear , find the sweet spot and leave it ,let it cool and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-04-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By meltedpanda
what do you exactly mean by vents? The car is...

what do you exactly mean by vents? The car is basically built around the heater core ( lol) and IIRC most of the plastic housings are attached to it and the blower ?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-04-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By meltedpanda
switches and relays , any good chrome , dome...

switches and relays , any good chrome , dome lights , chrome door bits
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-24-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By meltedpanda
thats my point - run some temp ground wires. See...

thats my point - run some temp ground wires. See if it helps. For example ,I do know that the dashpod has to sit just right to produce a good ground for it and other items to work Had to do...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-24-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By meltedpanda
are you blowing a fuse or just a draw? There...

are you blowing a fuse or just a draw?
There has to be a good ground from either the radio or the cig lighter that has been disturbed or not reconnected . IIRC the ground is a connection to the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By meltedpanda
my guesstimate after some prep work done on your...

my guesstimate after some prep work done on your part - 5-7 K that is what it would demand around here
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By meltedpanda
timed hundreds of time , for me I listen for the...

timed hundreds of time , for me I listen for the sweet spot ,fine it and set it-then - drive it , if good great , if not listen some more with increasing and decreasing revs. I use the standard...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-08-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By meltedpanda
Frank is spot on ,basic cable driven( some may be...

Frank is spot on ,basic cable driven( some may be vacuum but. I do not think that was the case in 69) open and closed
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-24-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By meltedpanda
the 350/450 SL's have been loosing value lately,...

the 350/450 SL's have been loosing value lately, so many of them around and the market is saturated with good to great models making them a buyers market. Unless you love the car, you will never get...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-18-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By meltedpanda
I believe that the vacuum container is in the...

I believe that the vacuum container is in the fender on that car, drivers side. , however a common area to fail is in the driver door where you will find a connector that feeds several lines for the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-02-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By meltedpanda
do not attempt to remove and replace window seal...

do not attempt to remove and replace window seal unless you are an expert ! Unfortunately an external seal will work for awhile but will fail. And as mentioned you may have rust issue. Id she is a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By meltedpanda
I always have used reman calipers, never have had...

I always have used reman calipers, never have had an issue. Just get them from a reputable parts supplier.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-25-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By meltedpanda
you will not be able to reuse and will be a PIA...

you will not be able to reuse and will be a PIA to remove, some parts where dryed out and cracked will come off, other stuff will need to be pried away . It looks in pretty good nik, could you just...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-09-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By meltedpanda
glad to help! Helps to have some old manuals...

glad to help! Helps to have some old manuals lying about :)
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