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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-25-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By aublutiger
I appreciate your responses....since I don't have...

I appreciate your responses....since I don't have the vacuum pump or the gauges..i guess i'll take it to the mechanic...

Thanks!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-25-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By aublutiger
AC Recharge Help II

Hi folks. This is going on a 76 450sl (107) that has already been converted over to R134a some 15 years ago. I just took possession of the car last year and this is the first summer I've had...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By aublutiger
First off, I think one of the best investments...

First off, I think one of the best investments you can buy is one of the MB tech manuals (on CD). I don't believe they are that expensive..but they are worth their weight in gold, titanium and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By aublutiger
To buy it as your run around (and run into...

To buy it as your run around (and run into things) car....I could see it. To buy it, clean it up and sell it...I seriously doubt it would be worth your while....I have found the 107 series to be...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-07-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By aublutiger
Vintage Fog Light Rock Protectors

Hey...trying to find the chrome vintage rock protectors for the rectangular fog lights on the R107...can't seem to find them on my usual part supply places.... does anyone know of a good hit for them?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By aublutiger
Fog Light Rock protector R107

Hey...trying to find the chrome vintage rock protectors for the rectangular fog lights on the R107...can't seem to find them on my usual part supply places.... does anyone know of a good hit for them?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By aublutiger
Actually..no...there is a Chrome color, Silver...

Actually..no...there is a Chrome color, Silver color, or it could be the body matched color...just depends on the wheel style that they have
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-06-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By aublutiger
First off, what kind of wheels are they? I'm...

First off, what kind of wheels are they? I'm assuming with it being in the 80s...its chrome? Aluminum color? Is it the body color...that usually pertains to older models with vintage caps. Anyway,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-16-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,252
Posted By aublutiger
I would suggest taking the floor mats out....use...

I would suggest taking the floor mats out....use a steam cleaner like the little green machine and try to extract all the nastiness out.

As far as the seals, I just completed this on my 76 450sl. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-10-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By aublutiger
Right now there are several LP fill stations...

Right now there are several LP fill stations around Birmingham, one is about 10 min from my house. LP is currently half of the price of 87 octane....considering that i get 9mpg using the 93 octane,...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-10-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By aublutiger
I realize you said you were going to do this work...

I realize you said you were going to do this work yourself, but I ended up paying a local independent MB shop $400 to replace the steering shock, tie rods, drag link, as well as inspect the car,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By aublutiger
Gas to LP Conversion

With the rising fuel costs, as well as our vintage vehicles emitting 40x more pollutants than modern vehicles....I have decided to investigate converting my 1976 450 sl (107) over to LP gas. Has...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 07-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,900
Posted By aublutiger
Thanks Don!!!!!!!

Thanks Don!!!!!!!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-30-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By aublutiger
ask them if you can take it to an independent...

ask them if you can take it to an independent mechanic that specializes in MB. If he says "yes"....then do it (you'll have to pay for an inspection...but well worth it...get a list of high priority...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,357
Posted By aublutiger
I had my top folded while at the body shop for 11...

I had my top folded while at the body shop for 11 months...when it came home, the plastic had that crease on it...and some stains. After about a week of sitting out in the sun, the crease...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,677
Posted By aublutiger
I'd be interested in anything for a 1976 450 SL...

I'd be interested in anything for a 1976 450 SL (107)

aublutiger@aol.com is my personal e-mail
Thanks!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By aublutiger
conversion from gas to LP or CNG?

Just curious if anyone has had a successful conversion from gas to CNG or LP. Interested in converting my 76 450 SL since it only gets 9 mpg and pollutes 40x of a modern car....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,890
Posted By aublutiger
which vacuum lines? I have some diagrams...not...

which vacuum lines? I have some diagrams...not all
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By aublutiger
One other thing...you may want to check for a...

One other thing...you may want to check for a parasitic charge...could be a radio or something that is zapping up the juice...I had that issue also and failed to mention it on my previous post. The...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By aublutiger
I have a 76 450sl. I was also having some issues...

I have a 76 450sl. I was also having some issues with what I thought was battery/alternator problems but turned out to be a starter solenoid. But..in the process I learned to check the volts on the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By aublutiger
I dont know if this will help you, but my 76...

I dont know if this will help you, but my 76 450sl (R107) made a VERY loud pop noise when I would turn a specific way...ended up being tie rods....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-13-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By aublutiger
Thanks...it is a MB gasket so hopefully i'll be...

Thanks...it is a MB gasket so hopefully i'll be in good shape....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-12-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By aublutiger
Central Lock Vac Diagram and Convertible Boot Gasket

Need some help guys! First, this is on a 76 450sl R107.

1. Does anyone have a diagram of the central vac locking system? I had one at one time but misplaced it and need it...go figure. If...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 06-09-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 996
Posted By aublutiger
Becker Europa II

I am removing the after market CD from my 76 450SL and trying to install a found Becker Europa II. Unfortunately, the wiring terminal connections were cut and formed into a new wiring harness for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By aublutiger
Becker Europa II Help

I am removing the after market CD from my 76 450SL and trying to install a found Becker Europa II. Unfortunately, the wiring terminal connections were cut and formed into a new wiring harness for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By aublutiger
Go to the link provided...on the left side frame,...

Go to the link provided...on the left side frame, click subscribe....on page two it gives you the option of a 365 day subscription for free....

Also....you might want to try the tab at the top of...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,824
Posted By aublutiger
did you have an opportunity to run the car prior...

did you have an opportunity to run the car prior to you making these changes...just trying to eliminate if this is a problem that existed before you replaced all these parts, or if it is perhaps...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,279
Posted By aublutiger
SL's with no rust

Seriously check out the south. I have had pretty good experience with finding single or dual owner SLs in the south that have very little rust on them. If you are willing to do a little work over...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By aublutiger
Woo Hoo!!!!

Turns out it wasn't the gasket at all....it was the pressure sending unit that was causing the problem...they replaced it for $30.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-01-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By aublutiger
any additional work I should consider

Since the labor rate is so high, just curious what else (if anything) I should have them check/replace while they are working.....anyone with feedback?
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