Last night I had a crazy failure of belt pulleys.
The viscous fan hub is getting noisy so I took it off to see if I could fix it (can't, but that's another story). Now, that's held on by the same 4 bolts that also hold the pressed-steel pulley on the water pump, as far as I can tell...
Remember when car shows were about the cars?
Acceleration tests, turning circles, Db tests, complete with non ironical Rick Astley soundtrack.
This period Dutch show puts the BMW, Jag and the big merc through their paces. The brake tests, slalom and elk tests are where things get...
I posted before regarding the timing chain going on my 276k mile 1988 420SL.
I have located a relatively low mileage engine out of a 420SE to replace - does anyone know whether there are any issues with replacing the SL unit with one from an SE?
Its a 1990 H plate, I have been using it daily and is a comfy smooth car to cruise about in.
I have just put on 6 months tax and still has MOT until July.
This is a nice usable car, the body is straight but she has a few battle scars and rust bubbles but nothing more than you would expect...
Hi everyone, I'm new!
I'm thinking of buying a w126 and would be grateful for any tips, what to look for, if it's a good choice for a daily driver etc? I have other cars so it won't be covering big miles.
I'm going to my friends workshop to use his ramp tomorrow.
The rear silencer is not very good and looks about ready to fall off. I'm planning to chop this out and put in something that will bring out some more of the V8's grumble.
I'm thinking I will keep the two u-bends and just lose...
Anyone interested in a nice W126?
A friend on mine has a 420SEL that I'm going to probably be selling for him :)
He bought it from someone who he knew, who's father had passed away. It had prior to this had a good overhaul of the ignition system - new EZL unit, leads, cap and...
Hi, does anybody know the costs of replacing the timing chain, guides and tensioner on this model and does anybody recommend a good garage for this work to be done, I live in London near Heathrow.
i own a 420se 1989 and i was driving and the engine just stopped dead
the engine would turn over but would'nt fire, had intermittant spark at the plug which is now fixed with a distrubtor cap
now i've i got fuel pressure up to the metering head, but nothing coming out to the injectors, i've...
My antenna no longer comes down, it simply stays up yet makes the regular noise it used to, as it was coming down.
I am guessing its time for a new one.
Any idea where the best but cheapest place to buy one is? I will fit myself (or at least try to :D )
Any help appreciated :)
Hi there :)
As my username suggests, I have a 420SE. The car in itself is in great condition in and out, yet the alloys are really quite bruised :(
I would like to change them. I have the alloys with the 8 holes.
These are my questions:
1. What size are the standard alloys on a...