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Old 05-07-2006, 11:26 PM
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1967 W108 250S Brakes Help

Hey MB Folks,

I am about to change the brakes for the first time on my '67 W108.012, 250S. I have several questions please.

1. I have owned the car since 2001 (51,000 original miles), and now just realized that while I do have the original car jack (which looks brand new), I do not have a lug nut wrench. I am assuming 17mm lugs, would that be correct? Can any or you recommend where I should get one?

2. I plan on changing the rotors and wheel bearings while I am at it, but I was wondering about the calipers. Is it suggested to spread the pistons out while the caliper is still on the old rotor? Do I need a special tool to do this? Any tips, suggestions, or comments are most appreciated.


Matt (TrouperL)

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:08 PM
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did you ever get this answered.
I am about to do exactly the same to the same model.
Mine has been in storage for 4 years and I am a bit shy on trying.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:29 PM
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Start a new Post and you will have a better chance of answers.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:11 AM
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Not the voice of w108 experience but with brakes I've used small vices or ajustable ratchet pliers to squeeze the piston in and never had any problems. mostly with bikes but with cars too.

I'm thinking of changing pads on mine too so curious. Personally I'd get a trolley jack under the car and axle stands. there is a reason they are used commercially.

Good luck
Mercedes 250s 1967 (W108) All the car you could ever need
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:15 PM
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mrkozzy,here are two infrmative threads,if you intend to change the disks or bearings:
How To Replace Front Rotor W123
..athought it`s w123 described(different calipers,pads,rotors),the setup is basically the same.

W109,108,110,111,113,114,115 used these calipers:

-you just have to remove the splash plate,if fitted,knock out the retaining pins,remove the spring plate,pull the pads.Loosen the bleed screw,and push back the pistons with whatever you find appropriate...Good opporunuity to flush the system.I wouldn`t use the factory jack ...I`d renew the brake hoses also,if >7 years old...
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:51 AM
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I appreciate the info vox.

Thank you

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