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Forum: Tech Help 12-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By Greg in Oz
A lot of time has passed and I did indeed solve...

A lot of time has passed and I did indeed solve this and another clutch problem with the car and it has performed faultlessly in the years since. To save me attempting to remember every detail and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 03-03-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Greg in Oz
Don't forget that from a standing start the...

Don't forget that from a standing start the 500SLC is a faster car than the 450SLC 5.0 due to the 4 speed transmision in the 500 and the 3 speed in the 5.0. Both cars share the same final drive (rear...
Forum: Tech Help 06-07-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By Greg in Oz
300TE M103 poor running during warm up.

A friend has asked for my assistance with a problem he is having with his 1990 300TE.

It starts fine from cold and runs fine for several minutes from cold. It then develops an irregular...
Forum: Tech Help 08-28-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,232
Posted By Greg in Oz
David, Thanks for that suggestion and sorry...

David,

Thanks for that suggestion and sorry for the delay with my reply. No I haven't performed a fuel quantity test yet (mainly due to the lack of a hose with the required fitting to fit in place...
Forum: Tech Help 08-20-2007, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,232
Posted By Greg in Oz
Joseph c, Thanks for that suggestion. I'm...

Joseph c,

Thanks for that suggestion. I'm not sure that it could apply to my situation though. I have attached a diagram of the SLC fuel tank and you will notice that there is no pick up tube...
Forum: Tech Help 08-19-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,232
Posted By Greg in Oz
Strange fuel supply problem - 500SLC (M117 K-Jet)

The car:
1981 500SLC 107.026 with 117.960 "Euro" spec (standard K-Jet without lambda O2 sensor).

History:
Has been in storage since it moved from Europe to Australia around 7 years ago. I...
Forum: SL Forum 03-30-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,394
Posted By Greg in Oz
My understanding is that the early 107s (such as...

My understanding is that the early 107s (such as my '73 350SLC) used steel but with the introduction of the 107026 (5.0) they switched to aluminium. Where I believe the confusion comes from is the...
Forum: SL Forum 03-27-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Greg in Oz
See...

See http://www.mbcnsw.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,186.0.html for an article I researched and wrote about the rally versions of the 107026 (450SLC-5.0 and 500SLC). It contains information about power...
Forum: SL Forum 03-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,926
Posted By Greg in Oz
"Euro" spec engines in the 107 models gave the...

"Euro" spec engines in the 107 models gave the following net DIN power outputs (in kilowatts, multiply by 1.35 for horsepower).

2.8 (M110) - 136kW
3.0 (M103) - 138kW
3.5 (M116) - 147kW (D-Jet)...
Forum: SL Forum 03-06-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,926
Posted By Greg in Oz
The 420SL is a rare badge and its chassis code...

The 420SL is a rare badge and its chassis code (107.047) is the rarest of all the 107 chassis codes. The 420SL badge however is not the rarest 107 badge. The 500SLC takes this honour but since it...
Forum: Performance Paddock 01-01-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,907
Posted By Greg in Oz
Beernut, Yes, it will make a difference. The...

Beernut,

Yes, it will make a difference. The extra induction noise will possibly create the impression that it is performing better. The fact that it is drawing hot air from within the engine bay...
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 12-04-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,461
Posted By Greg in Oz
Cid, Sorry, but the car sold over 3 years...

Cid,

Sorry, but the car sold over 3 years ago. The buyer turned out to be a car dealer and I think he got it for not much over AU$40k. Soon after it appeared on the dealer's lot with an asking...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-01-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,187
Posted By Greg in Oz
Adam, By that do you mean that 2300 of the...

Adam,

By that do you mean that 2300 of the 16v were built for the North American Market? As the 16v W201 models were never officially sold in Australia, they are rare here (although I have a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-30-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,187
Posted By Greg in Oz
I know it has been exactly one year since this...

I know it has been exactly one year since this thread last saw any activity, but I have good reason to add to it again. Recently I purchased another MB, this one a very rare model that has always...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 11-07-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Greg in Oz
GaryF, Unfortunately this would not work...

GaryF,

Unfortunately this would not work very well. The cold start injector only operates for a brief period of time (in the order of seconds determined by engine temperature) during starting. The...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 11-07-2006, 02:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Greg in Oz
Had I noticed your post earlier I could have...

Had I noticed your post earlier I could have directed you to a thread discussing the same issue on the Aussie MB Club forum. I'm surprised that the mechanics you tried were not familiar with the...
Forum: Tech Help 11-01-2006, 02:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,564
Posted By Greg in Oz
W124 models without automatic climate control...

W124 models without automatic climate control still had a form of climate control that provided true temperature control by way of a closed loop feedback system utilising a temperature sensor near...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Greg in Oz
The 300E-24, 300CE-24, 320E, 320CE and E320...

The 300E-24, 300CE-24, 320E, 320CE and E320 (sedan, coupe and cabriolet) were all sold in Australia and had larger brakes front and rear compared with those on the 300E and 300CE. If I recall...
Forum: Tech Help 10-29-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Greg in Oz
Self-Leveling rear suspension was standard...

Self-Leveling rear suspension was standard fitment on the 124 wagons just as was the case with the 123 wagons that came before them. The SLS is what gives the wagons their load-carrying capability....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 10-15-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Greg in Oz
Ensure that the additional thin wire attached to...

Ensure that the additional thin wire attached to the positive battery terminal has not corroded through or fallen off. This wire is the power supply for the fuel injection electronics.

Greg
Forum: Tech Help 10-10-2006, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Greg in Oz
The 180E was a uniquely Australian re-badged...

The 180E was a uniquely Australian re-badged version of a 190E-1.8. The 180E badge was used to distinguish this "special edition" model from the higher priced and more highly specified 190E-1.8 (and...
Forum: Tech Help 09-25-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By Greg in Oz
Mark, I notice that you are located in...

Mark,

I notice that you are located in Australia. Only on certain year models did the Australian design rules allow the power windows to operate without the ignition on but with a door open. As an...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes 09-25-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By Greg in Oz
Does it fire whilst the starter is engaged (key...

Does it fire whilst the starter is engaged (key in cranking position) and stall when the starter is released (key in run position)? If so, it is likely that one of the two ballast resistors for the...
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By Greg in Oz
Larry, Being located "downunder", I am a...

Larry,

Being located "downunder", I am a long way from the majority of members on this forum. I also don't get to spend as much time logged-in here as I would like. Nonetheless, I still consider...
Forum: Tech Help 09-21-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,012
Posted By Greg in Oz
Sholin, Your '84 should not have a dual mass...

Sholin,

Your '84 should not have a dual mass flywheel as they were not introduced until about '89. For that matter, I am unsure if the diesels ever got them.

Unless your flywheel is damaged...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Greg in Oz
I'm not planning to store the car complete. If...

I'm not planning to store the car complete. If you look at the photos attached to my last post you will see that the car is accident damaged. I purchased it cheaply as a "repairable write-off". I am...
Forum: Tech Help 08-10-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Greg in Oz
Thanks 87-300E, I had considered keeping the...

Thanks 87-300E,

I had considered keeping the engine and tranny together as a unit to either sell complete or even keep for myself. I just feel it unlikely that a buyer would want both, most likely...
Forum: Tech Help 08-07-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Greg in Oz
Fuel distributor is area of concern

Thanks Tom,

I am fairly comfortable with my intentions for storing the engine itself. My greatest concern is with the most appropriate storage for the fuel distributor, especially considering this...
Forum: Tech Help 08-06-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Greg in Oz
Long term engine storage advice wanted (dismantling 190E Sportline)

Last week I purchased a second 1990 190E-2.3 Sportline. This one is an automatic (my other one is a 5-speed manual) in signal red (my other is arctic white). I also paid a fraction of the price for...
Forum: Tech Help 07-16-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By Greg in Oz
I have just replaced the clutch and dual mass...

I have just replaced the clutch and dual mass flywheel in my 190E (see http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=155468) and can report that the rattle was most likely due to the damaged...
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