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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-14-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By supercanuck
1980 450SL - Qs on Oil (type) and Fluid change after sitting for a while

Morning all!

I know this is a basic question but I don't seem to be able to find a straightforward answer.

I have a 1980 450sl that I got running again last week; it had been sitting for a...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 03-29-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By supercanuck
450SL Headrest Damage -- Beyond Repair?

Hi all -

I'm slowly trying to get my 1980 450sl back into good shape, and one of the most noticeable issues are my headrests. Both of them are like this, in the picture below. Its just the leather...
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By supercanuck
Thanks guys. I think I got it figured out! I...

Thanks guys. I think I got it figured out! I think it was an issue with my steering pump.
Forum: Tech Help 03-27-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By supercanuck
1980 450SL - Noise when turning wheel -- here are symptoms - not sure it's bearings

Hi all -

I have a 1980 450SL that recently has been making a humming/whirrrrr/minor vibration when I make turns. Based on most things I've read, I would immediately think it was the wheel...
Forum: Tech Help 03-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By supercanuck
1980 450SL Power Steering Pump Leak Diagnosis

I have noticed a constant leak with my power steering fluid. I did a little research and see that a common cause is a leak in the gasket in the front, or potentially a leak in one of the hoses. I...
Forum: Tech Help 03-26-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By supercanuck
450SL Window Switch/Motor Diagnosis/Repair Help!

Good afternoon everybody!

A little bit of background. I have a 1980 450SL that I recently got back to life after it had sat for more than 5 years. There's a whole back story as to why, but I'll...
Forum: Tech Help 04-29-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By supercanuck
1989 Mercedes 300sel a/c blower problems

I received a great tip from a member about replacing the strip fuse for my a/c blower that is turning on and off at its own convenience. I was told that the fusebox is located next to the main...
Forum: Tech Help 04-28-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,230
Posted By supercanuck
NEWBIE!! 1989 300SEL A/C Blower only working sometimes

I just paid a bunch of money to have a new a/c installed in my 1989 300SEL so it would blow cold. It worked, but now the blower doesn't work. Strangely, the blower will work sometimes, but only...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-23-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,371
Posted By supercanuck
hi DC - Honestly, I never tried it. The main...

hi DC -

Honestly, I never tried it. The main reason being that I had to move to Illinois and the car is still with my family in Texas so I haven't had a chance to play with it...I'm anxiously...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-19-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By supercanuck
Question Would this Fuel Distributor fit my car?

Someone has offered to sell me a Fuel Distributor off a 1980 450SEL with a 116 Chassis for my 1980 450SL 107 which needs said part.

Will this distributor fit on my car, or are they completely...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-17-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By supercanuck
Trunk Battery Box

What are you asking for the Trunk Battery Box?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 03-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By supercanuck
Anyone want to swap '79 450SL Fuel Distributor for '80?

I have a 1980 450SL that I need to replace my fuel distributor on. I had purchased a replacement from a fellow member last year, but it turns out it isn't compatible with my car.

The one I have I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By supercanuck
Thanks Richard! I am now separated from the...

Thanks Richard!

I am now separated from the car (I'm in IL and it's in TX), but the project may now have been transferred to my brother who is going to look after it on my behalf. I will...
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By supercanuck
Thanks everyone! This is the type of info I'm...

Thanks everyone! This is the type of info I'm looking for. Keep it coming!!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 06-02-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By supercanuck
1980 450SL Fuel Distributor - Swap or sell

I have a 1980 450SL that I need to replace my fuel distributor on. I had purchased a replacement from a fellow member last year, but it turns out it isn't compatible with my car.

The one I have I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By supercanuck
Lexxani - Do you have another FD that you...

Lexxani -

Do you have another FD that you can get ahold of that will fit the 1980? Or anyone else, for that matter?

Is anyone interested in a swap for the one I have?

Thanks!!
Forum: Tech Help 06-02-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By supercanuck
I couldn't help but laugh. Ha!

I couldn't help but laugh. Ha!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By supercanuck
Can the solution be as simple as that? Just...

Can the solution be as simple as that? Just swamping the distributor out with the throttle body? Assuming I do that, everything else should work as-is?

As for the issues I had had beforehand that...
Forum: Tech Help 06-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By supercanuck
Question Exporting car overseas -- advice/regulations/need to knows?

Good evening all.

I am in the processing of selling my SL to a friend of mine who lives in Germany. We've just started the process and haven't gotten into any of the details yet regarding forms,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-30-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By supercanuck
Damn. But thanks! Where would you recommend...

Damn. But thanks!

Where would you recommend tracking down a replacement FD? Affordably :)
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-29-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By supercanuck
1980 450SL - Help with installing fuel distributor - pics attached

Good day!

I have a 1980 450SL that apparently needs a new fuel distributor. I found an old distributor that I was told would work as a replacement, but when I went to install it, I noticed a few...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-08-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
Thanks for all of your help with this. A...

Thanks for all of your help with this.

A fellow forum member has located a new FD from a 78 W116 which has the 117.985 engine...this should work, right?

I will try to get this piece installed...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
So I just got off the phone with the mechanic who...

So I just got off the phone with the mechanic who worked on the car, who, for the record, was the opposite of helpful.

In our 45 seconds of gleeful conversation in which he made it seem like every...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-30-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
Will this one fit??

Another question...

Fellow forum Member Lexxani has offered to pull a Fuel Distributor from another car and send it to me, however it's from an earlier 450SL with a 117.982 engine.

Will this...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-30-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
Thanks everyone for all of the advice. ...

Thanks everyone for all of the advice.

Before I took the car into him, I had been told that the WUR was the most likely culprit, but I had also been told to have the cooling system pressure tested...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
To be honest, I'm not sure when if/it was ever...

To be honest, I'm not sure when if/it was ever replaced. The O2 light is on, but from what I had read before, that didn't mean too much after about 60,000.

Say it does need to be replaced...is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-27-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,104
Posted By supercanuck
Unhappy 1980 450SL - Mechanic says I need new fuel distributor - advice appreciated

So here's the 411:

My 1980 450sl has been running pretty poorly lately, with the following symptoms:

Running sluggish
Poor MPG
Rough Idle
White smoke and gas smell out of exhaust
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-24-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,121
Posted By supercanuck
The trigger points, eh? What needs to be done to...

The trigger points, eh? What needs to be done to clean those?

Are they same as the injectors?

Sorry, I know it sounds stupid, but as mama always said, "There's no such thing as stupid...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,121
Posted By supercanuck
Unhappy Alright folks, I'm starting to freak out a little bit...

Ok, so I'm starting to freak out a little bit about what may be going on with my car. It seems like everyone has their own idea/opinion about what may be causing the problems, and to be honest, it's...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-06-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By supercanuck
Awesome, thanks for the info! I'm going to be in...

Awesome, thanks for the info! I'm going to be in Naperville, so I guess that's more of the northern climate?
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