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Newsletter No.082 Workshop open night invite, Owners manuals

Newsletter Number 82
1st November 2004

Welcome.  Just a quick short newsletter this time. The most important thing is to let everybody know about the workshop night with the local Mercedes-Benz club next Tuesday.  All are welcome, see below.  Also in this newsletter we have some specials on workshop manuals for a lucky few and some owners manuals.

Thanks John Green.

Mercedes-Benz Club Garage Night.

  Next Tuesday, the 9th of November, we will be hosting the monthly meeting for the Mercedes-Benz Club of the ACT.  Snags and refreshments (beer or soft drink) will be served from 6.00pm with the meeting starting at 7.00pm. We will be having a tour of our workshop and parts buildings as well as a discussion on various aspects of vehicle maintenance.

You do not need to be a member of the club to attend. We will have pictures and a report from the night in the next newsletter.  If you click here you will find Newsletter No.54 where we did a self guided tour, and if you click here you can see a Power point presentation on the workshop with some shots taken not long after we enlarged it.


               Cars to be dismantled.

 Just one worth mentioning this week:

230.4 W115 1976, the last of the W115 series, really not that bad a car, just a bit ugly. Very good engine and auto transmission, has some rare options like  heated rear windscreen, l/h mirror, A/C, etc.

So if you need any bits for your 230.4 give us a ring on 1300 787 300 or e-mail the spares department.

Owners manuals

We stock a good range of owners manuals and, while we can't always get everything, we do try to find what we can. Here is a list of what we currently have in stock with some special prices for Newsletter members:


180c/180Dc parts book    $25.00
190D/190Db/190Dc OM621 parts book    $25.00
180D OM636 parts book  $20.00

600 Grosser:
W100 600 sedan owners manual    $40.00  (everybody should have one of these)


300SE sedan owners manual    $35.00
250SE coupe and cabriolet Owners manual    $50.00
220SEb Owners manual    $35.00
230 W110 Owners manual   $30.00
280S Owners manual  $30.00
250S Owners manual  $30.00
250SE Owners manual  $30.00
280SE 3.5 Wiring diagram  $15.00

Pagoda SL:

230SL Owners manual     $75.00
560SL Owners manual    $40.00
 450SL/SLC Wiring diagram    $15.00
230/230.6/250/280 parts manual    $25.00
200D/220D OM615 parts manual    $20.00
230.4 Owners manual    $30.00
200/220 Owners manual    $30.00
W114 Maintenance log book     $30.00
230.4 wiring diagram    $15.00

250 M123 engine parts book    $15.00

230TE/280TE/300TD Owners manual    $35.00
240D/300D Owners manual    $35.00
280E/CE Owners manual    $35.00
Late 123 Owners manual (all models)    $35.00
240D wiring diagram $15.00
280E/CE wiring diagram    $15.00
3 00TD wiring diagram    $15.00
 230E engine parts book    $20.00


300E/CE 24 M104 engine parts book    $20.00


116 maintenance log book    $35.00
 450SEL 6.9 wiring diagram    $15.00
280S wiring diagram    $15.00
280SE wiring diagram    $15.00
450SE/SEL wiring diagram    $15.00
W116 body parts book    $50.00

380SEL wiring diagram    $15.00
380SE/SEL/SEC engine parts book    $25.00

Early C180/C220/C230 owners manual    $35.00

NOTE: The parts manuals do not have part numbers in them. They are the books that would have been with the car when it was sold new. The Maintenance books have never been filled out. Wiring diagrams are for US spec cars so there many be some very minor differences.

We have fresh stock of the various W201, W126 and w124 manuals arriving in about 4-5 weeks.

Ring Murray on 1300 787 300 to order or you can e-mail him here.

Joke of the week.

The joke of the week is a visual one this newsletter!


Discounted CD-rom workshop manuals.

Now here is a good discount for you if you happen to own a certain model car. If you go to our page where we explain the factory workshop manuals that we sell on CD-rom, then you will know that we split up the Star Classic series CD's. However over the last few years we have collected an abundance of the following two CD's:

Volume 3 Disc 1 covers models: 190c/190Dc [W110] from 1961 to 1965, 200/200D [W110] from 1965 to 1968, 230 [W110] from 1966 to 1968, 300SE (W112 sedan and Coupe) from 62 to 67, 250S/250SE [W108] from 1965 to 1968, 300SEL (6 cylinder version W109) 65-67.

Volume 4 Disc 1 covers models: 190SL [W121] from 1955 to 1963, 300SL Gullwing [W198] from 1954 to 1962.

We will be selling these off at $110.00 each, this is a 50% discount off the normal price! Ring Murray on 1300 787 300 to order or you can e-mail him here.





Links of the week.

Bored? Try this for hours of frustration. (Thanks Hendrik for this link)

Here is a guy rather proud of starting up his 300 engine. Click on the picture of the lady with the camera to see what she is filming.

What's this?  More info on this monster next newsletter.

Cars for Sale.


Click here to see all the cars for sale.

Cars we have sold:

300E 1989 model 179000kms

Also in stock we have:

C180 sedan 1997 update model 70000kms

ML320 Luxury Wagon 2000 model only 60000kms 

560SL Roadster 1986 model 192000kms

320CE Cabriolet 1993 model 217000kms

280CE 1983 model 

300E 1989 model 179000kms

300d Limousine 1959 model only 110000miles

230E 1989 model 148000kms

260E 1989 model only 123000kms

190E 1987 model, 180000kms

C200 1996 model 176000kms Rare manual transmission!

Collection of three factory Stretch Mercedes-Benz's

So that's it for another newsletter. Hope you liked what you saw.  If you have any ideas or want to contribute any articles, pictures or other material please e-mail me here.  Also, don't forget that you can check out the old newsletters here

Thanks, John Green.