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frenchyd
frenchyd UltraDork
11/17/18 11:40 a.m.
z31maniac said:
mr2s2000elise said:

Lovely car 

really digging the wheels 

 

 

never owned a v12. It’s in my bucket list. Don’t have the balls/pain threshold for it, and Toyota Century v12 isn’t in the cards for CA registration 

 

reliable v12... is there such a thing ? 

Outside of a few things, the V12 in the old BMW 850 was just two 2.5L M20s spliced together. Each bank ran it's own ECU and such. 

IIRC, the only nasty part is the electrically controlled throttle body motors that I think now are NLA. You'd have to check around though.

Really all V12’s are two six cylinder engines on a common 60 degree crankshaft.  The result will be smooth even firing order without the V8’s second order harmonic 

Pretty much doesn’t matter who makes it. Mercedes BMW Aston Martin Jaguar or whomever

Fear. Because owners seldom really understand engines so mechanics feel free to add unneeded service or work.  They paid a premium for the car, and the mechanic needs to make a boat payment etc. why not? What do they know? 

Truth is the V12 is inherited stronger. Better designed than a V8 with its second order harmonics issue. 

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
6/2/19 10:08 p.m.

I’m hot and heavy on the hunt for a 450sel 6.9,  so if anyone knows of one hiding outside of the usual places let me know.  I’m currently doing nationwide searches on cl,  eBay, cargurus, Hemmings, etc.

Also,  for a v12 update:  the AC just recently stopped working in the cl600.  The system is still charged,  so I’m hoping it’s a sensor or something.  Traveling for work quite a bit coming up,  so finding time to troubleshoot will be tough.  In the meantime it’s too hot here to drive a black on black car without ac,  so I’m just driving various other things.

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
6/15/19 10:20 a.m.

Well,  as these things tend to go,  for me anyway,  I may be buying not one,  but two 6.9s!  I’m trying to get the deal locked in with a deposit today.  One is supposedly a driver and the other a rough but running parts car.  

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/19 10:54 a.m.

Ohh nice!!!   I saw a 300ce 6.3 yesterday. What a car!!!!   It was an all original pristine condition driver. 

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
6/15/19 11:15 a.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

Those are incredible.  I’d love to have one.

grover
grover HalfDork
6/15/19 11:42 a.m.

I’ve got a buddy/client who works for renntech and has 4 classic v12s. One is a coupe with the double thick windows and all that- nice car. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/19 12:28 p.m.

My latest rabbit hole is a 09-12 s550 4matic.  I test drove one a while back and I just can not get it out of my head as to what a great place that car is to be when eating up the miles.  My homework is telling me that these are a very reliable (for a merc).  People are comparing them to Camry reliability.  I don't know if that is true or not but it is at least encouraging.  Some where in 08 the fixed the timing chain gear issue.  Basically stay away from the 07-08' is what all my research said.    

I have found one locally that has the options I want the the interior I want and the price I want and teh millage I want.  The down side is the exterior color is not my favorite.  Going to test drive it later today and a second one as well. The second one has the exterior color I like but the millage is a bit more that I want and the interior color is not my 1st choice and it is a lower optioned carBUT the asking price is about $1500 less. 

We will see

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/19 12:37 p.m.
Cotton said:

In reply to dean1484 :

Those are incredible.  I’d love to have one.

I was drooling so bad I forgot to take a photo and as it drove away I remembered but by then it was to late.

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
6/15/19 3:42 p.m.

Deposit sent on the 6.9s.  I plan to pick them up around the first of July.  This should get interesting!

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/15/19 3:49 p.m.

yes

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
6/15/19 5:56 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

Good luck on the s550 search.  I’m a big fan of those.....they drive so nice.

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
11/6/19 3:31 p.m.

Long time no update.

Two freshly rebuilt turbos for the s600:


Broken vacuum connection on one,  so I need to attempt to find this part new or repair it.

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
11/6/19 6:49 p.m.

One less thing I will have to do

Cotton
Cotton PowerDork
11/6/19 6:51 p.m.
yupididit said:

One less thing I will have to do

Maybe two.  I am seriously thinking about doing downpipes while it's torn down.

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
11/6/19 7:00 p.m.
Cotton said:
yupididit said:

One less thing I will have to do

Maybe two.  I am seriously thinking about doing downpipes while it's torn down.

 

Yeah go ahead and set me up real nice lol. 

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