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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-18-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Alkraut
My guess it is nylon. Tough to bond to. How about...

My guess it is nylon. Tough to bond to. How about a two-part epoxy like JB Weld?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-10-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Alkraut
I agree with Rowdie. Buy Super Weatherstrip...

I agree with Rowdie. Buy Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5 oz. Tube - Black by 3M - part# 08008. Also comes in yellow Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5 oz. Tube - Yellow by 3M - part# 08002.
Manufacturer...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-03-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By Alkraut
Yes, 15" painted alloy wheels.

Yes, 15" painted alloy wheels.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-02-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By Alkraut
My wild guess is that something else is causing...

My wild guess is that something else is causing the relay to go bad. Wrong voltage coming from somewhere. Maybe degrades the relay prematurely.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-20-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Alkraut
The torsion bar has two holding brackets below...

The torsion bar has two holding brackets below the radiator, and a connecting link on each end. Each bracket has two threaded fasteners, when removed will allow the rubber mount to be removed, as it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-16-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Alkraut
You say oil and filter, but I assume you mean...

You say oil and filter, but I assume you mean transmission fluid and filter. If so, Dextron III may be acceptable, but the Castrol ATF Import MV should be more applicable. They have it at Advance...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Alkraut
I used a black fabric tape called Duve tape. I...

I used a black fabric tape called Duve tape. I found it by the roll on the web. It is a felt material with adhesive back. Cut to size. "The Tape Works" is a source.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-09-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By Alkraut
I see that Mercedes Source has a repair manual...

I see that Mercedes Source has a repair manual with the brushes included for the 107 blower. I have not done this repair, but used other repair manuals from them, and they are good, and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-21-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By Alkraut
Pretty sad Len, but many of her parts breath new...

Pretty sad Len, but many of her parts breath new life into our SL's. Good luck with your "new" MB.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-21-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By Alkraut
Better Performance without Ignition Resistor?

This is the first time I heard about running the 560SL without the ignition retard resistor. I understand why high octane would be mandatory due to the potential for spark knock due to timing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-12-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,936
Posted By Alkraut
I agree, sounds strange. Did you make sure you...

I agree, sounds strange. Did you make sure you turned the crank slowly in the clockwise direction and did not back it up? Also, the crank rotates a lot smoother with the spark plugs removed. Did you...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-11-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By Alkraut
I agree with Len, the pressure bleeder is the way...

I agree with Len, the pressure bleeder is the way to go. Check them out on Ebay or buy one which has a cap to fit the 560SL....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-05-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Alkraut
I got BG Synthetic auto trans fluid at Advance...

I got BG Synthetic auto trans fluid at Advance Auto a couple years ago when it was being closed out. It's been in my 560SL for a year and a half with no issues, Transmission operates very smooth and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By Alkraut
I don't think that the MB engineers believed that...

I don't think that the MB engineers believed that the nylon guides would be a problem. Tough, high temp plastic is ideal for this application. They most likely did much durability testing and were...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-26-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Alkraut
I remember reading that there was a purpose for...

I remember reading that there was a purpose for angling the wheel. I think it was for ease of entry. There may be other reasons. There are a few "unique" features in this car.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Alkraut
Power Steering Hose Fix on 560SL

The high pressure PS hose on my car is seeping fluid at the transition connection between the metal and rubber on the end near the pump. Looks like a crimped pressure joint. Does anyone know of a fix...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-18-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By Alkraut
If you use a suction method to remove the oil,...

If you use a suction method to remove the oil, there is always some residual left in the pan. Putting the car on ramps should make marginal difference. This becomes less of an issue with these cars...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-05-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Alkraut
I move the passenger seat back and sort of lay on...

I move the passenger seat back and sort of lay on my left side across the door sill. You may want to put a plastic crate upside down next to the open door to help support your body. I am not too big,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By Alkraut
Transmission Mount Replacement on 560SL

I need some advice on the replacement of the transmission mount on my 560SL. I have heard that it is an easy job. The factory service manual, however, includes a "caution" as not to remove the lower...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-24-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By Alkraut
Sounds like a nice car. Major maintenance items...

Sounds like a nice car. Major maintenance items would include subframe bushings, shocks, motor mounts, and brakes. The most important thing to ask is if maintenance records are available so you can...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-21-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By Alkraut
Shop prices are always all over the place. The...

Shop prices are always all over the place. The key to an accurate quote is the degree of REAL knowledge that the repair shop has for diagnosis and proper repair of 560SL issues. The M-B dealer shop...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-20-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Alkraut
I installed an Eberspacher in my 88 560SL two...

I installed an Eberspacher in my 88 560SL two years ago. It looked identical to the original and fit perfectly. I don't know if it is the original manufacturer, but everything is the same and it is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-05-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,112
Posted By Alkraut
Great job Len! Thanks for sharing the procedure,...

Great job Len! Thanks for sharing the procedure, and pictures are very nice.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,611
Posted By Alkraut
The trunk-mounted stop light was changed for...

The trunk-mounted stop light was changed for 88-89, as you observed. I am not aware of any other changes, except for some possible color combinations.

While some parts of the 560 engine are...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alkraut
There is a "kiddie seat" option for the 107 SL's....

There is a "kiddie seat" option for the 107 SL's. Just padded upholstered cushions. I guess you could install seat belts back there as well. Problem is that there is little or no legroom for anyone...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 04-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By Alkraut
The model 107 has the classic look of the 450SL...

The model 107 has the classic look of the 450SL from the early seventies, and is a great, hand-built automobile. If you get a 560SL (1986-89) you will have the dual benefits of the classic styling...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-23-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By Alkraut
Len, it would be great for those of us who never...

Len, it would be great for those of us who never removed the cluster, if you could provide details of your experience. I would especially be interested in the wheel removal (airbag) and the tools you...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 03-15-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,136
Posted By Alkraut
Philo, I believe the 380SL fittings are the same...

Philo, I believe the 380SL fittings are the same as on my 560SL. I purchased mine from ******** AZ, but they were packaged in a ziploc with a label so I don't know the manufacturer. They are a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-14-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,136
Posted By Alkraut
I did the job on my 560SL last spring. Maybe...

I did the job on my 560SL last spring. Maybe these will help.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=187270&highlight=timing+chain
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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-12-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,136
Posted By Alkraut
The driver side cam cover removal requires a few...

The driver side cam cover removal requires a few steps for removal. You first need to remove the air cleaner assembly. Check out the rubber hose connection on it's underside, passenger side. Then...
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