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    Would a diff. From a 1996 e320 work in a 500e, pnp.?
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    Picked up a stock 2.82 differential from captruff today, will be installing next weekend. I actually pulled my diff yesterday with the intention of installing a 2.65 from a '94 SL500. The SL unit has what is referred to as a reinforced housing...GSXR, if you are reading this, I can now confirm (what you have been wondering) that it will NOT work with a stock E500E. The flanges are about an inch wider which would require shorter half shafts in an E500E. But otherwise, mounting points are the same and would bolt-in to the subframe.

    Anyway, the high miler is out of commission until next weekend...597,860 miles at the moment so only a bit more than 2000 miles to reach 600K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Would a diff. From a 1996 e320 work in a 500e, pnp.?
    Nope.

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    Check it out, I'm really excited about this. Just before my July road trip I took the car to Hoehn Mercedes here in Carlsbad for an alignment. While there I asked my service manager to sign off on my high mileage award form to replace my weathered ones. It took two months but Fedex brought these to me today

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    Sweet!!!
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Very nice!!!

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Those are awesome.

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    Very nice Glen, where will you put them ?
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    Cool. Before you mount them be sure to clear coat them with clear. The paint flakes off of them quite easily.

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    I won't be mounting them on the car, instead I will mount them on a plaque and keep them in the house.
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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    For GSXR and anyone else interested, here are a couple pictures of the approx width difference of the flanges between the standard and reinforced differentials.

    Standard:
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    Awesome awards Glenn.....

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    Just finished installing the replacement differential I got from captruff. No issues at all. Fresh Mobil 1 75W-90 and for the first time since I've owned the car, the driveline is silent!
    Current mileage is 597873...

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    Nobody likes a whiny hiney! Out of respect for you, Glen, please note that all other jokes regarding high mileage rear ends, noises, lubricants, etc. are not being posted. I wouldn't do this for just anybody...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    Nobody likes a whiny hiney! Out of respect for you, Glen, please note that all other jokes regarding high mileage rear ends, noises, lubricants, etc. are not being posted. I wouldn't do this for just anybody...
    LOL!

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    Hit 598,000 miles this evening. Car is running fantastic although it is running a little warm at lower speeds in our SoCal heatwave. Aux fans come on fine and I think the viscous fan clutch is operating correctly so it could be a tired radiator. Anyway, nothing serious at this point.

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    You can see I will be installing some new brake pads this weekend
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    This is really awesome !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Hit 598,000 miles this evening. Car is running fantastic although it is running a little warm at lower speeds in our SoCal heatwave. Aux fans come on fine and I think the viscous fan clutch is operating correctly so it could be a tired radiator. Anyway, nothing serious at this point.

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    You can see I will be installing some new brake pads this weekend

    has it really ran almost 600k miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    has it really ran almost 600k miles?
    It sure has! I believe Glen is trying for 624,000 miles (1,000,000 km!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    has it really ran almost 600k miles?
    Yes it has...and the heads have never been off.
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    aweesome im lovin it

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    Just crazy milage!
    "500E 1992 facelift"
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    Minor update...
    The low coolant light came on suddenly a few days ago on my way to work. It happened as I was headed up a 2 mile grade on PCH headed into La Jolla. I was going along at a fairly good clip so I was a little concerned but I didn't see any steam and the engine temp was steady at normal so I didn't think I was actually low on coolant. Sure enough, when I checked in the parking structure, level was normal. Are coolant level sensors known to fail unexpectedly?

    Anyway, I think it's a good time to replace the old reservoir anyway so I ordered a new one along with the sensor and new cap. Should be here in a day or two.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444267960.284883.jpg
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    Sometimes that sensor float get old due to age and heat. The electrical connection isn't what it used to be, especially on a grade it might move and get stuck hanging down when sloshing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Sometimes that sensor float get old due to age and heat. The electrical connection isn't what it used to be, especially on a grade it might move and get stuck hanging down when sloshing.
    Ya, it's probably just old. I've been wanting to replace the reservoir so this is a good excuse to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Minor update...
    The low coolant light came on suddenly a few days ago on my way to work. It happened as I was headed up a 2 mile grade on PCH headed into La Jolla. I was going along at a fairly good clip so I was a little concerned but I didn't see any steam and the engine temp was steady at normal so I didn't think I was actually low on coolant. Sure enough, when I checked in the parking structure, level was normal. Are coolant level sensors known to fail unexpectedly?

    Anyway, I think it's a good time to replace the old reservoir anyway so I ordered a new one along with the sensor and new cap. Should be here in a day or two.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444267960.284883.jpg
    Usually what happens is that the plastic housing that contains the reed switch starts to leak and coolant gets inside of it. Usually all you have to do is replace the sensor, and you're fine.

    However, if the coolant has actually started to permeate through to the outside of the sensor, it then tends to enter the interface of the male/female terminals at the connector plug and they will often be corroded to the point of uselessness.

    Replacing the plug housing and soldering on a couple of new female sockets is easy. I'd give you the part numbers, but I am not in a position to get them at the moment.
    Last edited by Klink; 02-22-2017 at 11:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Sometimes that sensor float get old due to age and heat. The electrical connection isn't what it used to be, especially on a grade it might move and get stuck hanging down when sloshing.
    And yes, sometimes the float itself gets permeated with coolant, whereupon it then becomes a "sink" instead of a "float"...
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    We can all use more float.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    We can all use more float.
    I hear that, Louie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    Usually what happens is that the plastic housing that contains the reed switch starts to leak and coolant gets inside of it. Usually all you have to do is replace the sensor, and you're fine.

    However, if the coolant has actually started to permeate through, and to the outside of the sensor, it then tends to enter the interface of the male/female terminals at the connector plug and they will often be corroded to the point of uselessness.

    Replacing the plug housing and soldering on a couple of new female sockets is easy. I'd give you the part numbers, but I am not in a position to get them at the moment.
    Thanks Klink. The socket and terminals are fine so it's all internal. I should be receiving new parts from MB Gainesville on Friday. I also sourced some braided hose for the overflow tank that matches the OE hose perfectly at a fraction of the cost

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    fraction of costs....in CA? And you have been keeping the source a secret? Now where are those CARB friends of mine - I am sure they can take extra time on your next inspection.....
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    Glen,

    I have the same problem. Light comes on partially sometimes. I have a new Hella sensor somewhere out in the "Black Hole" I call a garage. I have been looking for it for months.

    PS; With my wife's "STUFF" encroaching on to my side, the garage looks like Dagwood's closet.

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    As noted above the sensor is probably bad. I've had to replace a couple of these. Only use OE or Hella (OEM) sensors!! And, only use the OE/dealer seal ring, it is a different material than the O-ring supplied with aftermarket (Hella) sensor.

    I generally replace the coolant reservoir as preventive maintenance, along with a new sensor + O-ring, new cap, and coolant flush. If the reservoir is more than ~10 years old, I'd do the full Monty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    fraction of costs....in CA? And you have been keeping the source a secret? Now where are those CARB friends of mine - I am sure they can take extra time on your next inspection.....
    LOL. Here is the hose I purchased. http://www.partsklassik.com/p-258-75...word=2122.0600

    This is used between the reservoir and overflow tank in the fender.

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Thanks Glen, the w126 crowd will like it. Its hard to come by in usual circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    LOL. Here is the hose I purchased. http://www.partsklassik.com/p-258-75...word=2122.0600

    This is used between the reservoir and overflow tank in the fender.
    NICE! Pretty sure I haven't been able to find this with the correct braided cover... thanks a lot Glen, I'm about to be poorer!


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    nothing short of awesome and inspirational! congrats!

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    Re: OWNER - Glen (199)

    Hey I just got off the phone with this store. They also have the ability to manufacture to own spec the crimped fuel lines and any other applications for our cars, and the w126 (and others). They sell and or fabricate anything we would need along the lines of hoses and specific fittings...(brake lines)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Hey I just got off the phone with this store. They also have the ability to manufacture to own spec the crimped fuel lines and any other applications for our cars, and the w126 (and others). They sell and or fabricate anything we would need along the lines of hoses and specific fittings...(brake lines)
    Good to know, thanks for looking into it!

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    Another 1000 miles ticked by this morning. Looks like we'll see 600,000 miles before Thanksgiving!

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    X 1,000,000 (kilometers!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    X 1,000,000 (kilometers!)
    MB seems to recognize 1,000,000km at the 625,000 mile mark...at least that's the number on the badge form. I'm currently driving about 13,000 a year so it should be right about this time in 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    MB seems to recognize 1,000,000km at the 625,000 mile mark...at least that's the number on the badge form.
    Exactly what I was thinking...
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    It's another hot SoCal day but I decided to install the new reservoir tank...the low coolant light on the dash was getting annoying!

    Here are the new parts:
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    Here are a couple pix of the old parts in and out of the car:
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    And the new parts installed:
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    The old braided hose was hard as a rock and brittle so I'm really happy to have found an OE-look replacement. I bought enough to do my silver car too since I couldn't find the right aftermarket hose when I did the reservoir on it a couple years ago.

    And lastly, here's a picture with the warning light off
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    In case you're wondering, current pricing from Lionel at MB Gainesville is as follows:
    124 500 04 06, radiator cap: $8.63
    124 500 15 49, tank: $89.25
    124 540 02 44, sensor: $30.00

    As always, no charge for shipping.

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    Looks very nice. Now you are unashamed to open your hood in front of the ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Interesting...we should compare build dates.

    is that a pickup line ? "laughs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    is that a pickup line ? "laughs"
    LOL!

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    Hi Glen

    I had the reservoir already changed twice - it has a tendency to micro crack and leak. Mercedes could build a car that lasts 1 Mio km but a simple plastic container seems to be more difficult to build

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    Hi Glen

    If you lend me the car for one weekend then you get there 2 years earlier.....just kidding

    599k - super!

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    Make sure that the coolant mixture is no "richer" than 50%. Higher ratios of glycols relative to the water dramatically hasten the aging of those plastics.
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Hi Martin,
    Good to hear from you. The 'ol girl is running great and I expect that to continue. How have you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klink View Post
    Make sure that the coolant mixture is no "richer" than 50%. Higher ratios of glycols relative to the water dramatically hasten the aging of those plastics.
    Thanks Klink. I run 50/50 usually and sometimes even a bit "thinner", maybe 55 water/45 G-05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Thanks Klink. I run 50/50 usually and sometimes even a bit "thinner", maybe 55 water/45 G-05.
    When I lived in Sacramento where it was rare to get anywhere close to freezing, I used an 20/80 mix (20% antifreeze, 80% distilled water). Plus a bottle of Water Wetter.

    Even a 33% mix will protect down to 0°F. Not much need for a full 50/50 unless you live somewhere REALLY cold, or expect the possibility of temps going below 0°F (i.e., maybe driving the car to the ski resort in winter). Very few cars in USA actually experience temps colder than -34°F which is what 50/50 protects to.




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    Good to hear from you. The 'ol girl is running great and I expect that to continue. How have you been?

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    Hi Glen

    I have been good and putting mileage on my E55 (now 160k). Thanks for all the work you are doing - now there is little left except the engine block that is original! It is SO cool to see her fixed up again! Can't wait for the 600k picture! And then the 625k! Drive safely!

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    Well, today was the day the high miler crossed 600,000 miles. Nothing else to report, the car continues to run well, even the transmission is shifting great, with a slow to engage reverse the only real symptom of the high mileage. I honestly wouldn't hesitate to drive this car anywhere!

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    And here's a video of the last mile. Apologies for the shakes. Enjoy!

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    Absolutely beautiful. All 6 digits started to move in the same time like on start command
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    WOW the old Lady did it! Congratulations Glen!

    And yes you can go anywhere for long distances with that car!!! I did it all time time without all the crucial repairs you did!
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    Glen,
    A post congrats to your accomplishment. I was in the Caribbean when you hit the big 600K. That's a great achievement.

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    Today marks exactly 3 years that I've owned this car. I picked it up from DrP's home on Monday January 21, 2013. It's hard to believe how fast the time has gone by. I've gone through quite a bit to get the car where it is and still have a ways to go but it's been a fun and rewarding experience.

    Running update: Nothing really to report since crossing 600,000 miles other than the fact that I'm using the car quite a bit less at the moment as it's become my wife's main car. It continues to run well as a daily driver/do anything/everything car.

    Some stats:
    As of 1/14/16, total miles: 601,676 (22,531 since I acquired)
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    Any updates on my favorite high miler?

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    Go Glen Go! You gotta love the M119 for stories like this.
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