Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part IV

My never ending saga of drilling and tapping aluminium has yet another installment, but this time it is not yet another fail. Of course, you may think my fabricating skills is a big fail, but I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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A real workhorse

The S123 300TDT was sold as a real workhorse when it was new. Awesome power from the turbo diesel and a really large storage compartment in the back. Combine that with a tow hitch, and you are prepared for all … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part III

First I cut the brackets roughly to shape with a grinder, then I marked where to drill the fuel rails. First hole is a small pilot hole. I put a piece of tape on the drill bit to know the … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets part II

So I measured up the brackets last night and drilled all the holes. I will cut them down to the finished shape later today so that I can mock them up together with the fuel rails and mark up where … Continue reading

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Fabricating new fuel rail brackets

Yesterday it was finally time to start to fabricate some new fuel rail brackets. I wanted something really sturdy, so that I knew that whatever happened, I would not get a fuel spill and a burnt out wreck of a … Continue reading

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New steering wheel in my W211

The day to day driver is a MY2003 W211 E220CDI Avantgarde registered late 2002. The car has been driven 370 000 km according to the odometer now. It started life as a taxi, so who knows if this is true … Continue reading

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Other priorities…

The few who actually check in here from time to time has noticed that the frequency of updates about my projects are a lot slower now than it was before. Well, the reason is simple. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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