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    Congrats Louis!


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    Congratulations Lewis,

    Your a standup guy. You deserve it.

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    +1 Congrats!!

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    So the C126 gave me an eventful few days. We had a 5" deluge over 24 hours here in Houston the other day, and was very happy that I resealed the windscreen earlier this year. So the day after, parking the car outside during the rain, I found some wet backseat carpet on the low spot: where the seat bolts to the floor. After extracting the water with the shop vac (not standing water, just wet) I began to investigate. Front drains in cowl CLEAN. Hole in the A Pillar None found. Poured 4 gallons of water - no leaks. A very good sign as I work diligently to mitigate these areas.

    So I removed the front DS carpet and the foam rubber is very heavy so I knew exactly what it was. I turned the ACC on and turned the heater to full heat. As the AC came on, squeezing the water from the air, it drained right out of my new evaporator onto the floor pan. Removed the vertical carpet on the left side and the culprit was confirmed. The hose popped off its nipple for the drain to the transmission tunnel. So I reattached the hose to the drain box and used a zip-tie to keep the hose firmly attached. It must have been disturbed during my rebuild and I must have not secured it properly. Either way, the heat of the summer took care of any fluid but recent highs in the 62-70F range and ACC running gave me the moisture. So I cleaned the old asbestos fire and sound deadening materials, treated the floorpan with rust relief paint as a precaution, and laid a layer of dynamat in the floor pan. Testing the AC after all was put back together provided a steady release of condensation out both sides of the tunnel drains to the ground below. Good for my annual safety inspection on Friday by the state. I also had a chance to clean my dead foot pedal, and repaint it to refresh and match the rest of the car.
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    Had a sporadic idle on the coupe, so I went at the spark plug wires. Luckily the suppressor at #1, upon turning the wire to ensure it was tight....it broke off. So it was broken and that was my issue. Since all of them fit rather loosely on the plugs, I just changed out all of them and replaced the wire for #1 as well. Smooth idle now and I suspect better fuel economy. I usually get 225-240 per tank, I only got 200 on this tank with 7 cylinders firing. Merry Christmas
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    You should be getting 300+ per tank if you drive to when the yellow light goes on plus another 10-15 miles.

    I go 270-285 miles per tank when the yellow light comes on. Then drive another 10-20 miles and Im at 300+.

    Id say usually averages about 12.5-15 MPG depending on whether you do more city or highway driving.

    My Fuelly.com averages show 12+ years worth of 560SEC MPG.

    14 MPG x 22 gallons = 308 miles. Its a 24 gallon (90-liter) tank.

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    Merry Christmas Lewis!!
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    Well two things - I stop at 19 gallons added when tank light comes on. I have usually just filled it up at 225-230. Most of my driving has been lead foot moving thru the gears for my city driving, and its aggressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Can you post how you replace the mast?
    Unscrew the threaded nut 13mm on the retracted antenna completely. Have a helper turn on the radio and the mast will raise. Pull straight up once the mast is fully deployed and it comes out.

    Which reminds me, last week I installed a NOS from a parts car. I also cleaned the donor unit and applied new lube. I followed the Honch How - To, the unit was identical.
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    A PSA of sorts for everyone. I recently had the pleasure of showing off my cars to my Dad as he visited me from Ohio. Dad is a wrencher, worked on a drag racing pit crew when I was a kid in the summers. Anyway while showing off my cars, we were on to the E500 and I noticed exposed wires on the new harness I installed several months ago. The ETA harness was laying on top of my lower harness coming out of the clam shell. The rubbing opened up the sheathing but not the insulation of the wires. I was going to reroute the ETA harness under since there is plenty of slack when I found the issue. The nut holding the support bracket was about 3 turns loose. Problem solved.

    Check your bracket at the ETA plug support. Mine was not vertical, so the harness rubbed one another.

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    C126

    Been having some episodes, or pooled water in the C126, DS rear. Two issues and the worst was the DS evap core drain hose came off the nipple and since all that was fresh - so was the moisture. I also recently discovered the firewall grommet was not seated at the fire wall from the fuse box, letting in copious amounts of water during heavy rain. So with those fixed, on to other things. For one, my seat springs broke where they usually do when fatigued after - almost 30 years of faithful service. Removing the seat revealed not only the broken spring but the 10 lb carpet in back. Seems the closed cell foam rubber absorbed most of the water. So fans, heat gun and a-lot of weight squeezing out the clear water - evap drain issue.

    So repaired the broken spring, and reinforced all the others with S springs for upholstery. Also dismantled the seat motor and base to clean and re-lube. Sitting in the car is like a new car, one I never knew before.
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    Pics or none of that ever happened !!

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    The finished product!

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    Love it!!! that stitching on the center console is a nice touch.
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    Thank you! Its a labor of love, wifey calls it my Mistress...
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    As an edit to the seat pan refresh, I took some wisdom from our own Finnie Dan, who wrote somewhere to buy your own springs, hit the local mom and pop hardware store for the u-bolts, and use your trusty dremel and cut the springs to needs. SO thanks to Dan, and TFTSNBN friend of mine in SAT who did this some years ago. My apologies to GSXR, and Gerry's Uncle Kent. I saved about $50 by using Dan's method rather than buying the "kit". Actually, add in the shipping and that is what my cost was to have this fix so I saved the kit price of $70.
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    Good work, but you do know that Uncle Kent needs to put food on his table, too, so you should give him his due !!

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    Yes I know - I bought a can of miracle paint the week before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Yes I know - I bought a can of miracle paint the week before.
    Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps, you are actually one of Uncle Kent's better customers? Must be that TFTSNBN 126-forum influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps, you are actually one of Uncle Kent's better customers? Must be that TFTSNBN 126-forum influence.
    He has the best price on Miracle Paint. I see as many videos for free as I do for Lowman! As far as purchases, not so much. Looking forward to the BIG E500E forum announcement!
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    Had 30 minutes to setup and rotate all 4 tires.

    Lowest lock position



    Highest lock position

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    Nice!!

    Must be nice to have the BIG $$$

    lol
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    E500 got her 25 year safety inspection for Texas. Horn, brakes, wiper and lights all functional. $7 for Goober to tell me what I already know.
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    Quick Jack looks great Louis! I am sure you will get a ton of use out of it. Was it easy to setup? Do you just drive over it when it's down?
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    Yes simple setup and once you get the hydraulic hoses installed, they have quick connect fittings. I leave each side collapsed about 6 inside the wheels and come and go. The rubber blocks can be stacked but my extender eliminates the need since you gain by the additional height of the extender. The use on the small car was great with stack blocks. It has wheels on one end, so that helps too.
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    E500 - Made some clean up of the cam magnet leaking. Cleaned the electrical connector, residual smudge below the area and took care to remove the petrified sealant. Original magnets and nothing to suggest they are leaking internally so a uniform smattering of MB Orange Anaerobic sealant and I reinstalled the device. I will tackle the DS cam Magnet in a few days should time free up.

    I have also replaced the air pump vacuum connector as it was hard as a rock and no longer sealing. I will replace the ones up on the Pierburg valve as well since they seemed to be a bit toasted. If there is a check valve, that will also get replaced.

    Removed the rear moulding for the lower backglass. The rivets popped out on 4 of the clips. Reinstalled the clips with aluminum rivets and installed the new trim piece.


    Edit/Update: Yesterday I took a cursory glance after installing new air filters. No issue with DS Cam Magnet leaking. I reviewed the short hose (haha) and that has shrunk away some. Lots of smudge, but hardly noticeable level change. May be old, but will replace anyway and then, since I am there I will proactively change the sealant on the DS Cam Magnet.
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    E500 continuation of above. 126,386

    Decided to remove DS cam magnet to reseal and clean everything up. Changed out the short hose and replaced aluminum crush washer, feed O ring, reservoir gasket and new studs. Also changed my serpentine belt with new MB sample, replacing a Conti that had a 2010 date code. General cleaning all around from the weepy short hose, new filter (astonished there wasn’t one present) and removed the fluid that I could into a glass jar. I was just as surprised to find clear clean fluid that smelled normal. Had some murphy’s law on this project, thanks to those who helped. Will need to remove encapsulation panel to retrieve some items that fell....

    Edit - 2/22/2019 Today I verified I was still leak free with the PS work and cam magnets. With the car still up on the lift, I changed out the petrified fuel tank vent valve. Having the wheels free gives you just enough to get your hands on those (*^&^~$(*& clamps. Finally just pulled the darn thing off the tank by the valve, cleaned it all up and installed it the same as before. Time permitting I may drain my transmission fluid here very soon. I have all the Redline, magnets and upgraded filter and gasket to do the job. Flex disks are good (though I believe they were part of the transmission rebuild and I changed the mount when I did the engine mounts just 6 months prior to rebuild)
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    C126

    Noticed today in the misty rain of a Houston winter that my headlight switch is a bit like broken rocks.... Luckily I will not be needing to use my parking lights as she will nor turn to the left of OFF. Ordered a new MB switch since I used my MB spare NIB for the E500 when I bought that car. MB price today was a bit cheaper than all the other aftermarkets we usually use.
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