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Technical / Re: Steering box and how to fill up oil?
« Last post by Charles Adamson on June 22, 2017, 11:35:07 AM »
Thomas,

I use a Mityvac to remove the old fluid.

Charles Adamson
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Technical / Re: Steering box and how to fill up oil?
« Last post by twigren on June 22, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
Thanks Henry!!
So, you mean, to drain old oil you need either disassemlble the whole thing (alot of stuff with steering column and everything), or turn the car upside down?
Either way, quite alot of work... :-\
But again thanks!
 
Thomas
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Technical / Re: Steering box and how to fill up oil?
« Last post by Henry Magno on June 21, 2017, 07:56:28 AM »
There is no drain. The plug on the axis of the worm is the fill plug, the other is the adjustment screw.
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Technical / Steering box and how to fill up oil?
« Last post by twigren on June 21, 2017, 04:35:37 AM »
Dear friends,
Wonder how the two holes on top of the steering box work? Are they conneccted? How do you drain out old oil?
I'm confused and cant find any good help in the manual.
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by Henry Magno on June 19, 2017, 11:50:47 AM »
Yes you have to buy the grommets separately. Automobila Versand has some and if I remember correctly they had the correct large one near the fuse box and other places, when Niemoeller was substituting something else. Could be wrong about that. Yes the light plate should not show. Your trimmer should have known that. It's possible those "legs" on the mounting plate need to be flattened out.
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220 / Re: 220 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by John Ellis on June 19, 2017, 04:33:15 AM »
Scott, sorry about the situation, but looking forward to your documentation and insight to the process.  Thanks.
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220 / 220 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by Scott Montoney on June 18, 2017, 09:16:04 PM »
Well, the time has arrived.
I've had my car for 10 years now and have put over 52,000 km on her.  But the time has come for "Gertrude" to have open heart surgery.
Her #2 cylinder fouls the spark plug with oil and there is no compression.  In addition, there are metal flakes found in the oil filter.
Time to pull the engine and see what is going on.  I've taken apart nearly every other part of this car except inside the engine block. 
The current mileage is in the area of 551,800 km.
I'm not sure of the last time the engine was rebuilt.  I know it was done by the MB factory in Stuttgart in 1963, but I will have to check my records to see if anything has been done since then.  The head was fully rebuilt around 2008.
I'm sure I will have many questions along the way for those of you that have traveled this road already, so check in from time to time as I post pictures and seek information.
Thanks,
Scott
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by yan2947 on June 17, 2017, 03:07:42 PM »
Mine is slightly different John, it attached to metal rods with angled hooks.  It appears he put it in the correct bay and maybe it is just stretch too tight on that piece of rectangular metal for the dome...  Doesn't look correct as I remember it.  I ordered several engine/electrical grommets from MB.  They were very helpful like usual.
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by John Ellis on June 17, 2017, 01:43:37 PM »
The rectangular outline at the headliner is a sheet metal support plate for the dome light that spans 2 of the wooden roof bows.  I have not seen the outline visible in most sedans.  Perhaps the plate is not mounted correctly or headliner stretched too tight?
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220 / Re: 1952 220 Sedan W187 build restoration
« Last post by Scott Montoney on June 16, 2017, 07:59:03 AM »
Yes, many came directly from MB. I'm sure some came from Niemuller.
However, it was about 10 years ago . 
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