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    Did a few things with spare time today. Traded out the c126 cluster lights to LED. The pic below is in the dark with the cluster on.



    Also swapped out the fuel inlet fitting. It has a filter and was partially blocked with varnish. Here is a pic or two after i cleaned the old fitting. $9.25 from mboemparts.

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    With my kids back to college I was able to wash to 036 and place her back in the garage covered up until Spring. I plan to piddle with some odds and ends over the next few months.

    The C126 got new G05 mix and a 2phast mirror installed. I will reinstall the skid plate possibly Sunday. I will also be rebuilding my spare SLS pump for that car. My current one has a small but annoying leak as discovered when the skid plate was removed. I love spare parts inventory.


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    Taking advantage of the holiday and mild weather by installing the skid plate on the c126. I spent about 2 hours looking for my C126 SLS spare pump. Finding it in a box mis-labeled, i was elated.

    Taking it apart, I found some interesting things and pleasant surprises. For one, no scored parts or evidence of heat warp due to no fluid. This was from Trae’s first sec he bought. The oil seal at the back of the pump was completely gone, save the inner spring.

    I cleaned the unit by having separated all the parts: cover, inner pump and all the pistons and cam. Replaced the 3 O rings, oil seal and the bolts. She is ready to go but the weather here is about to get ice and snow for the rest of the week so no car stuff for me. Here are the seals I replaced:



    Edit: the above pump is not bolted, the top is sitting on the bottom. When torqued the gap between the mating surface is less than 1/8”.


    So the brown seal should be black and the other seal was hard, lastly the front seal was totally shot.


    Lastly, many thanks to Roy Francois (liviu165) who obtained an entire kit including new bolts, washers and all seals for helping him locate a C126.
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    So with limited time, I began the process of many C126 projects. Thinking longer term, i wanted to revisit a slight noise still emanating from the right bank of the M117. So not wasting the mild weather, i have tackled quite a bit. I removed the alternator and bracketry along with the cruise control. Of course the fan had to be removed along with the belts and the power steering pump. With a naked forward block, i removed the last piece - SLS pump which is separate, not tandem like the M119. (See above post)

    I will be degreasing the front side of the block since all the timing chain guide pins are exposed. Yesterday, I installed the new sprockets for the cams and replaced the guides since i was there.

    Today I will be starting to roll in a new chain, which was the entire point to the project. Current guides were less than 25k, but i cannot see any evidence of chain change. It slapped a bit with new MB tensioner when cold, and my sprockets really showed their miles. So sprockets guides and chain will all be new.

    I will be adding to this post as there are many facets to this particular endeavor.
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    I took out the chain yesterday and measured the old one. The Chain is almost 74 1/4" long - that is just shy of 1/2" stretch. New cam sprockets made in Italy with new chain and Guides. Waiting on 7Delta’s chain crimper. GVZ convinced me to use it. After bending the first circlip on install I was convinced to use the crimper.
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    In the words of BW 126, “Pics or it didn’t happen!”


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    Will update with pics when done. Here is a tease

    Also replaced the bypass hose. Here is the original.



    First pass using the Baum chain press and crimp tool. Credit to GVZ for strongly encouraging me to use it, and to 7Delta for renting his tools!

    Again this is first pass, the finished product looks like the factory crimps.

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    Tonight i completed the C126 project. I removed the alternator, sls, ps, airpump left overs. Removed the baffles of the valve covers and removed years of lumpy buildup that had fallen into the valve train. Replaced the chain (tensioner was months old) and guides. Both rockers and hydraulic lifters on cylinder 4. Go/no go said they were in spec. All other lifters passed the test ad well. Cam in good shape. Replaced bypass hose and all the SLS pump seals. So far so good, but it is a different car with a 1/2” shorter chain and new sprockets. Quiet valve train and since there isnt LH to adapt, will have some adjusting to do.






    EDIT 09/27/2019 175,500 After discussing the crimping of the circlip style chain, member Roy "Liviu" in Atlanta got to talking and we bought some double row chain links from various sources using original part numbers, including some w126 Diesel cars in search of crimp style for the M117. While successful for the length with Diesel, it was not rated for the higher RPM (so we thought) M117 p/n. Roy contacted IWIS and they did not recommend crimping the longer post like I did, and offered the original under a special order, which we did. So I did such a good job crimping the wrong style it took forever (like 25 turns it seemed) but by feel and sight verified, I found the modified master link, ground it off and replaced it with the IWIS factory special order. Popped the valve cover back on and yes while the crush washers were 1k old, they were replaced . (should be noted that the original modified, crimped circlip style link was tight and perfect, and I felt confident then with it but it still wasn't properly used..
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    Had my final emissions and safety inspection on the W124. The rest are now safety only.

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    Running clean
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    I just realized you went past 124,036 on the odo last August / September and didn't take a picture!


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    Probably worthy of a Jelmerian award.....


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    I feel so loved
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    Geez, you went all the way out to New Caney for your inspection?!? That's enemy territory....Montgomery County!!

    I don't miss the annual inspection ritual of Texas. You still have to have annual $13 safety inspections!

    It's nice being back in a state with a bi-annual process ... and for all of my cars, no emissions or safety inspection ever required again.

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    Safety only for any pre- 96' cars in NC.
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    Geez, you went all the way out to New Caney for your inspection?!? That's enemy territory....Montgomery County!!
    My usual Dyno site in Kingwood was down and he wouldn't fudge it like he did the c126 when it was 24 years old. So I had to hit up Gomer Pyle and played checkers with Floyd. Betty Jean was there with her monster truck, but we had a good chat.
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    All cars 25+ years old are exempt from emissions testing in Maryland, and there is no safety inspection unless you bring a car into the state and put a regular plate on it, then a one-time EXTENSIVE mechanical+safety inspection is performed.

    Historic plates eligibility = any car 20+ years old, and no inspection of any type required, ever.

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    Contemplating historical plates on the E for that reason.
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    So after doing the chain and guides on the C126 I noticed some missing bolts off the right bank of my AMG headers (custom Clones). So after a ton of work trying to take short cuts but ended up dropping down pipes, getting longer bolts than what i had, and had to remove cyl 1/3 to torque 2/4 cyl.

    The bolts used were stock length but were too short considering the flange thickness. So I got 5mm longer bolts and they grab stock threads in the head. All buttoned up and ready to install driver door wood in the morning to finish that new wood restoration.

    Performed the driver door card wood install, cleaned off old lube and applied fresh to the slides and regulator teeth.

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    Had about a 1 hour break from the daily grind and took care of some, ...when I get around to it type of mx. For the E500, I removed the EZL and cleaned up both mating surfaces, then making application of arctic silver 5 heat sync paste. Two tubes equal to 7g of paste applied, and I was able to use the existing cellophane cover.


    On the C126, my 14 month old hood emblem started losing its blue color - it was pealing off. Bob from Naperville sent a quick replacement. I have given it about 3 light coats of clear lacquer, and will give it two more before I let it fully harden before I install it to the hood.



    Clear coated and installed.
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    I have 6-7 of those 126 coupe / 107 roadster hood start that are faded, in my parts hoard. They don't even last a year -- the new one I had installed on my SEC when I got it painted last year (picked it up last May) is already about 60% faded, and the car has not seen a lot of sunlight etc.

    I'm going to try my hand at painting and clear-coating one myself to see if I can improve on the factory paint, rather than keeping spending $20 a pop for them (or whatever they cost nowadays...).

    Over the past 15.5 years, I think I've gone through at least 5 of them.

    The plastic ones that MB "specs" do not fit the hood holes correctly. Thankfully the aluminum 107 part number stars are still available...for now.

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    C126 work - removed the bright work off the top of the windscreen today. I was in the shade, it was an awesome spring day! 83F and about 20% humidity. Anyway, PO at some point
    Replaced front screen and the installer did not use approved MB OE butyl rubber kit and in some ways I am
    Ok with that. I wish the upper channel was more filled and even but I was prepared.

    I used a nylon scrub brush and was able to remove a decade or so of buildup and grime between the top of the glass and the leading edge of the roof. After scrubbing dry and some compressed air, i took a handiwipe with Isopropyl and began to clean. One of the clips was rusted and the rivet was gone, but it was in a forgettable location.

    While I was cleaning the windscreen, the rubber from the brightwork was was getting a hot soapy soak. Then it soaked in aerospace 303 while I laid an even bead of rtv silicone window sealant, to even out the install of the windscreen, and to fill in where the missing clip would normally be. Letting that cure, I filled the corners with a large dollop to protect the joints and it is a common leak point due to the reveal moulding. Anyway the rubber was attached to the brightwork, and the brightwork trim installed back onto the clips.

    The final continuous bead was installed at the mating surface of the leading roof edge and the trim. A judicious steady wipe with isopropyl forced any excess silicone where it was needed, and clean up. Looking forward to a dry under seat DS carpet after a big rain.

    No pics, this is a pedestrian task and it took about 2 hours with attention to detail.
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    All this KRIKIT talk got me thinking, I experience tested my belt when I reassembled after the chain and valve train work for the C126. I went back in with my KRIKIT and saw my new belts were close, but not good enough. PS/WP belts were off by 5 Kg, Alternator off by 5 Kg but the AC tension was off by 10 Kg. I remembered cheeping out using my breaker bar but today I used my trusty 22mm on the flats and got it right up to the desired Kg 2-3x checking.
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    Had about an hour today to install my rear sway-bar links. I replaced 5 year old plastic stock links (bushings were not very loose but worn after almost 6 years) with a set of W116 metal links from MB of Naperville (w115 p/n). I am running a 19mm upgraded sway-bar. It takes longer to remove the wheels/jacking then it does to R/R the links.

    Regardless if you go stock, or more robust metal W116 links, you will need a standard open end 17mm wrench, and the MB 17mm wrench from the toolkit. Optional is a rubber mallet as the length of the MB (pop-sickle stick thin) 17mm wrench barely extends past the dust shield, so very little leverage to break it loose. 174,954
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    Damn 94f and 58% humidity feels
    Like 104F. Battery from 2015 died this Morning, bowed out like it was an egg. Free replacement, so will sweat thru a soda wash of the area, removing battery tray. Will install once sun is behind the trees. 174,974
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Damn 94f and 58% humidity feels
    Like 104F. Battery from 2015 died this Morning, bowed out like it was an egg. Free replacement, so will sweat thru a soda wash of the area, removing battery tray.
    Which car?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Battery from 2015 died this Morning, bowed out like it was an egg. Free replacement...
    Louis, what brand / model / group battery died? Was it a shorted cell, or other failure mode? Flooded or AGM?


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    Louis, what brand / model / group battery died? Was it a shorted cell, or other failure mode? Flooded or AGM?
    Oreilly standard and 2012/2015/2018 replacements. 30 months lead acid in this heat is about it.

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    So this morning, the battery was DOA! SO it was a charging issue after all - KLINK WAS RIGHT!!!

    So I removed the 150amp alternator I had from 2013, and my original 80 Amp stock alternator that I pulled out in 2013 and both tested negative - as in Kaput! The Voltage Regulators had long length as well, but were also KAPUT! KLINK knows, trust him

    So I had a never used reman stock alternator in my storage unit from my parts car, that tested positive!! so I had to do some positive cable wire splicing and repairs, heat shrink them all and installed new eye for the attachment. So far so good - new battery and new alternator and voltage regulator for zero cost, it was worth the sweat! Charge held this morning and alternator did the trick
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    KLINK WAS RIGHT!!!
    The Klinkette says, "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"
    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Louie's idea of a good time...

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    Putting the fun in dysfunction...

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    Installed a new fuel pressure regulator, using a spare Bosch that was newer (few k on the clock) still shiny with rubber nipple in tact and soft. I replaced OE. Checked for leaks, good to go.

    Rotated my tires, front to back.

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    The C126 is getting some additional love. She is up on ramps where I am doing the following:

    1: Replacing motor mounts date of manufacture 5/18 6/26/18

    2: Replacing engine shocks 6/27/18

    3: Replacing bushings for engine shocks. 6/27/18

    4: general cleaning (I may have a small SLS hard pipe leak between the coupling, going along cross-member and up to the reservoir. Will investigate and replace if needed with new from MB or off parts car.

    5: Will flush out fluid and use new SLS reservoir from MB. 6/27/18
    6: Replace scrapped up oil pan that occurred prior to me getting a MB skid plate 5/27/18

    7: New gasket (the usual suspects inside the crankcase are less than 5 years old and were new - not refreshing unless damaged - no leaks) Oil and filter change as well even though the change is early in the schedule from last change, I am here and it would be a 4th change, so its old fashioned drain rather than suction method. 5/27/18

    8: Replaced the air distribution hoses to the Fuel injectors. (replacing rubber that I was mis-informed as NLA. MB rubber is available for all hoses for engine air flow, the end caps and the connections. After less than a year on the car the vacuum leaks were many for both of the replaced hoses. 5/24/18

    9: New Bosch fuel accumulator and fuel filter and new Bosch pumps installed. I used new crush washers where appropriate and used the Klink method of green bearing grease lightly added to the washer prior to use. The fuel block and the hoses were replaced in early 2013. The one hose connecting the two pumps with 2” of rubber looks suspect and will be replaced. 7/6/2018

    10: Obtained some AC gauges and will make the appropriate additions of R134A to the system if required. 8/15/2018

    11: Removed the POS/NEG connections to fuel pump package, to inspect wiring and just like Gerry, I had worn insulation from vibration over the years. No symptoms - just exposed. Removed wires from each pump, heat shrink applied and new boots affixed. 6/26/18

    12: Replaced OE monovalve with MB replacement 7/06/2018



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    Excellent stuff! What is your timeframe? Planning on all that this weekend?


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    Actually, I have many parts, but the critical ones to move forward are yet to be delivered. Mounts and bushings for the engine struts will be here Wednesday. Then I can install them and move on to old school oil change and pan replacement. Once that end is
    complete, i can run the engine (intake hoses done) and swap out the SLS reservoir and cycle in fresh fluid. On ramps, the back end is too low for me
    to get at the fuel stack. So front first, back last and should be completed next Friday. MB club taking road trip to Bush Library in College Station, about 25 cars so I get to take a good drive in the E500 for a few days.
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    Louie,

    Sounds like a fun trip with the MB Club. How far is the Bush Library from your home?

    My wife and I want to see all of the Presidential Libraries in Texas along with the Johnson Space Center. It’s a long road trip for all of these sites in one visit.

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    Pretty close, about 2 hours from NE Houston to Texas A&M campus. Space Center Houston is 45 minutes south from me, I am just 6 miles north of IAH.

    The club has private tour, just us in the place and that will be cool no matter what. LBJ outside Austin and GWB @ SMU were both very cool as well. Reagan’s is the standard imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    C126

    Installed a new fuel pressure regulator, using a spare Bosch that was newer (few k on the clock) still shiny with rubber nipple in tact and soft. I replaced OE. Checked for leaks, good to go.

    Rotated my tires, front to back.

    175,110
    Going to change back to the FPR I had removed. Getting a no start issue after fuel filter/pumps/accumulator. Bench tested cold start injection and it passed when energized. New strong pumps must have done it in.
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    Any chance of your making a "how to" for our forum on some of the jobs?

    I ordered engine shocks last week and have never done this particular job on the C126.
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    Manual is straight forward but buy 2 bushing kits from mb. The rest of the experience is well documented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Going to change back to the FPR I had removed. Getting a no start issue after fuel filter/pumps/accumulator. Bench tested cold start injection and it passed when energized. New strong pumps must have done it in.

    So after changing pumps and filter - the car shut down. Over the past few years I have been compensating for poor idle and performance. After changing pumps and rebuilding the wiring, lets just say a niagra falls of fuel for an overly rich mixture. To make that worse, the fuel filter on the supply side was suspect. With the help of a good friend, I was walked thru a multitude of scenarios to test just about everything but the cigar lighter. FD return flow had a bit of debris in the gas. Suspecting a bad filter that sat in my shop for about 8-10 months, worst fear confirmed. Supply side of filter the gas was clear, draining the filtered output the gas was milky. To be sure, my tank strainer was OE with a 1991 date code along with the original hoses. I drained the tank and ran 3 gallons thru to be sure. Installed new strainer, hoses and filter/pumps and accumulator. Also replaced the plugs as they were fouled with un-spent fuel and a ton of carbon. I ran clean fuel thru the return line at the distributor, also out of both the upper and lower chamber ports. Finally got it started and was wickedly rich. Again with wise counsel, I was able to lean it out significantly to achieve a seat of the pants close to rhythmic idle. Will hunt down multimeter manual to adjust the duty cycle a bit more precisely. Glad that part is about over! Couldn't of done any of this without help - many thanks ! you know who your are! Will post some pics here in a moment.

    inside of original fuel supply hose. Everything in the supply/pump looked like this or worse after 27 years.

    .

    I have seen many worse tank Strainers and it takes a 46mm socket cut down to fit in the tight spaces. 3/4 drive reduced to 1/2.

    And finally the spark plugs after the massive fuel flow drowned them and shut down the engine.

    . Plugs 5-8, and 5 was cleaned off to show the contrast.
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    I’m glad that McLiar, wilsonator and GreenT were helpful and had the answers !! TFTSNBN 126 brain trust.

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    E500 fanatic work -

    Got tired of the DS blurb coming out of my nozzle. Removed nozzle and it crumbled in my hands so of course I ordered new, and for giggles I ordered a new pump and grommet set. Ran the fluid thru the lines and the pump wasn't as strong as I had hoped so just refreshed it all as a matter of record. I also have the new door strikers since I have lowmania and a new T-40 socket to replace the slightly stripped socket I had.

    I will update the miles after I have a look at the ODO.
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    C126 - Went to St Louis for a long weekend and ended up leaving the car at the covered parking lot. She started right up but I did not get the chance to condition the leather. Just gave it a DODO Juice cleaning, and a hot wipe down with damp hot water. Massaged in some Leatherique with my hands front and rear and she sits out in the sun, soaking up the August baking. Still amazed how the cardboard became supple back in 2008 when I learned about the products. So annual love provided for the C126.
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    Did some minor work on both cars today:

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    Fit my stainless door sils, attached the fire extinguisher and replaced the front door latches.





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    Checked fluid levels and topped off where appropriate. 2 complete fuel tanks later, no leaks of fuel from tank to the injectors and back. Also inspected for oil leaks since my pan gasket r/r and sls bottle replacement - none found. At some point I will affix the steel skid plate since I am leak free. ( I know, its German which is synonymous with leak)
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    Had a chance to adjust the steering gear tension on my reman unit. Its been over a year or so since I got it and I just got used to the tightness. Nice to turn by two fingers rather than by my biceps.
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    After I had exhausted every spare yard example, I had also acquired multiple aftermarket crapola. I probably spent over 150 bux for used or crayola-based rubber since 2012. (They are all garbage). My last one finally gave up, from the back door of diesel that was rarely used and not original. Moral of the story: I spent more time and money on countless strikers and for $121, I would have been one and done! Much more robust than the W124 to accommodate much heavier door.

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    Got my EVOII from jeff last week and got a tire mounted to it, and swapped it with 8 hole 16. That [16"] wheel will go to my daughters DCX product as a spare since DCX gives you an air-pump with fix-a flat in the spare space.

    Along the lines of crabby, who fricken designed the Toyota electrical plugs. I had to replace all 4 yes, 4 oxygen sensors and replace a coil pack on #6 cyl. The plugs are on the lower firewall with 3cm slack, and these things just don’t give. Alas, finally unstuck them and got the two downstream and the bastard upstream (air/fuel sensors actually) sensors. All codes cleared, drove car 10 miles and none returned.
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    Was planning on taking the 036 to Dallas over Thanksgiving, but my ribbon broke on the antenna mast - so music isn’t possible for 3.5 hours. Ordered 2 new Hirschman masts, will have them next week. Two different retailers so it will be interesting to see if they are both as advertised and not clones. Pics provided upon arrival.
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    Can you post how you replace the mast?
    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    Was planning on taking the 036 to Dallas over Thanksgiving, but my ribbon broke on the antenna mast - so music isn’t possible for 3.5 hours. Ordered 2 new Hirschman masts, will have them next week. Two different retailers so it will be interesting to see if they are both as advertised and not clones. Pics provided upon arrival.

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    It has been done here already, but will reference the link in my pictures.
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    Upon further review, it was not the mast, though I secured 2 from different sources and 1 was original, the other was a high quality remake. What turned out to be broken was the tab on half of the gear set for the spring pressure was broken. A common design failure. I acquired replacement gear sets that are better quality reproductions in my view, having the common breaking tab affixes to the hub for support rather than the center of the gear face - sort of on an island. I will post the pictures of the broken pieces on the How To as a visual reference.
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    Thanks for the update! Can you post the 2 vendors for the mast, and which was good and which was faux?


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    Thanks for the update! Can you post the 2 vendors for the mast, and which was good and which was faux?

    The Antenna gears were from Amazon: AntennaMastRus aka Antenna Source $23.95 and these are reproductions using today's polymer plastic and better design.





    The mast below was from the same place - but I cannot tell the difference between the Real Deal and the reproduction.






    Actual Hirschman mast came from Ebay seller for $77.89 in manufacturer's packaging. Search on w124 Antenna Mast 75 cm Hirschman


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    Check the tail end of both masts (the white toothed end), see if they are identical or not. If the shape is different... take a close-up of the repro mast. There's another mfr who makes these, and I hope the repop isn't one of those at 6x the price.


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    Updated with last pic and while I cannot show you, the one removed original, the installed Hirschmann and the repop - all have the tapered end to allow for the gears to grab smoothly.
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