Winter sleep

For the first winter since I got the SL it will not be in warm storage:

Since it got new front tires I decided to have them in the air:

Did not get as good washing and cleaning as I wanted, simply did not have the time, machine washed, will put cover on after it dries out.

Waterpump

The waterpump gave up…

Since I thought 5000 SEK for a refurbished one from MB was too much I ordered a german made for about 1500 SEK.

There it is, barely visible:

Remove all plastic, the fane and 2 hoses must go also:

Need to make a tool to be able to hold the Visco fan clutch and then a insex from the other end:

Out, here you can also see the tool:

Better, next thing is the belt:

Lost some pictures, but here is everything cleaned, new pump in place:

Also replaced the pulley since it was starting to make some noise:

Everything back together, flushed the system and ran it with only water for some weeks during the summer, the put a dishwasher tablett with the water, ran it and flushed it a few times more and put 50/50 Longlife antifreeze in it:

All pictures can be found here:

http://longway.to/gallery/default.aspx?aid=2413

Inspection

Time to visit the Swedish Bilprovningen for inspection, passed without any problems:

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On my way home I realised the lights where not working and the lightswitch didn’t work:

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Took it apart, will be difficult to fix that one:

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Since I needed to drive 500 km next day I had to come up with a quick fix:

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Ugly, but worked, permanent lights on, but since I have a mains breaker switch and used it didn’t drain the battery.

 

Front bumper fix

Front bumper need a bit of fixing:

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Glued:

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Sanding:

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Filler + Sanding:

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Poor paintjob with a can, but all I had time for, at least it is black:

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Also, this plastic bracket for the bumper was brittle as…. I don’t really give much for MBs choice of plastics:

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Had to make a new one, material of choice, 2 mm aluminium:

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That’s better:

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Service

Did a full service, forgot that it carries the equivalent amount of oil as a tanker:

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Some filters:

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Trimming go back:

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New washerfluid container:

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Since I removed the headlight washing this has to be plugged, stainless steel screw, nut, some O-rings and sealant:

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Washing:

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Cleanup

Boot lid needed to be resealed:

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Newly painted boot lid in place:

Time to sort through this:

Cleaning out 5 years old CarPC installation:

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At least saved some weight:

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New front tires on:

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