300E LPG Turbo Project - Page 6 - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #51 of 60 Old 11-16-2011, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Ok. Awaiting an invoice for front & rear wishbone poly bushes coming from UK haha & the intercooler.

Once I have the bushes I can get them pressed along with lower ball joints & also fit the 4-pot brake calipers & larger brake rotors I have.

As I will be relocating to Q'land (1800odd kms further north) early in the new year. Focus now is on getting the car off the blocks & rolling again for the long transport upwards. Oh, & the struts & coil springs dammit! Just gotta get them freighted a bit cheaper. Bloody expensive for these as they aren't offered both @ the same place

so now, waiting, waiting.......
BAD300 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 60 Old 11-21-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Update

Intercooler was $185 delivered from here. Will be arriving this week. May modify it which will add fair bit to cost.....

Just paid for Poly Bushes from UK. Both front & rear LCA bushes delivered for $253AUS! That's excellent!!!

Invoice from US for Bilstein Struts delivered approx = $695AUS! That's between 2/3 & 1/2 what I would pay here! Once I have invoice I will pay.

So, not bad on a whole I guess? But, surely won't be doing this ever again!
BAD300 is offline  
post #53 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
OK. Just completed payment transaction for Bilsteins from US, $723AUS. AUS$ sux @ moment. So, now all the important suspension stuff is sorted!

Hopefully the IC will be here soon so I can @ least attempt the fitment for now. Obviously can't do pipework until exhaust parts are delivered.......
BAD300 is offline  
 
post #54 of 60 Old 11-25-2011, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Happy now

Just returned from an aluminium welder I found just a tad over 10mins away from me. Top bloke who's modest & does good work for simple hrly rate. No bullsh1t!

I dropped off the IC for him to reposition the tank end pipes. He is also keen to do the IC piping once I get all the gear from OS to fit. He's keen to work with me bits & pieces @ a time.

Can do all types of welding & really proud of his work!

Feel better about my mission now

Last edited by BAD300; 11-25-2011 at 11:41 PM.
BAD300 is offline  
post #55 of 60 Old 11-29-2011, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Just in process of sourcing certain parts OS....ie: tie rod link/ends; front ball joints; rear subrame mounts; diff mount/bushings; trans cooler; turbo cooling/oil lines, banjos etc, strut mounts, boots & bump stops, swaybar bushes (these are pretty straight forward though)

Couldn't wait the 3 month backorder from here for H&R sports lowered coil springs as this would set me back too much time & I'd basically have nothing to do til' I get turbo gear from Scandinavia (root that!) So, managed to source them from US for only $50 more than if I waited. These will be freighted via USPS priority mail (believe me you pay for this but far less chance of it getting lost in a slow-haul freight service & I need to get started with this car as I hope to get it @ least drivable by mid May next year ). Incidentally, US supplier I managed to find was only $50 cheaper than other suppliers so, another win

As it now stands, awaiting the following:

a) turbo header, detachable 3" dump pipe & external WG pipe, WG, BOV, cam
& crank trigger wheels & adapter plates to suit, VEMS ECU, wiring
harness to suit & all sensors etc coming from Estonia (across ocean from
Sweden )
b) IC refurbish from here
c) H&R coil springs from US
d) Bilstein struts from US
e) S500 150A alternator from US
f) Poly bushes from UK......so.....waiting

Last edited by BAD300; 11-29-2011 at 06:23 PM.
BAD300 is offline  
post #56 of 60 Old 12-01-2011, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
um..................liquid injection is only $500 more than vapour. I was given bullsh1t information from a-hole here where I live & also from another. Been like this for years too btw.....how do these nobs stay in business

Anyway, confirmed it all with installer who uses LPG warehouse gear (JTG installs), the "ants pants" of LPI "untuned" can expect about 15wkw more power than with petrol / "tuned" up to 30 economy near that of fuel & capable of higher CR's than fuel too

Fark there's alot to learn/know.......when I explained I am running aftermarket ECU & trigger wheels etc, he then confirmed it can be run via direct LPI, not duel-fuel bullsh1t!

Not much booking time necessary either! Only a week or two! I thought it would be months, so this is one huge plus.......

Again, until I get the turbo header & gear from OS, I can't do alot of the technical stuff. But when suspension & front-end gear turn up, @ least I can do the undercarriage.
BAD300 is offline  
post #57 of 60 Old 12-04-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Here's just a little something different to wet the appetite of performance folk, helping to explain what I'm really about .........

QUOTE from a recent article:

......Whereas traditional vapour LPG systems turn liquefied gas into vapour form before feeding it into the engine via a venturi in the throttle body, the liquid phase injection (LPI) system takes the gas in liquid state all the way to the injectors -- a more precise method that Ford says delivers improved engine performance.......

Last edited by BAD300; 12-04-2011 at 08:30 PM.
BAD300 is offline  
post #58 of 60 Old 12-06-2011, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
sheesh! Tryin to stay up with this LPI stuff.......

The JTG system uses it's own injectors that come with the kits. This means I don't have to fork out for LS2 COP injectors or even run EFI @ all, due to dedicated LPI set up. Just wish I didn't need to use the pidly donut where my spare should be but apparently this has the necessary pump needed.

Anyway, spoke guy in charge this morn & he's keen to have the car as soon as I get it all together, up to fitting the VEMS ECU & harness, then shop takes over. Cart comes home on all fours

Found OEM suppliers in UK & US for all the tidly OEM suspension parts like, ball joints, idler arm bushings, Strut boots & bump stops, boot rubber, draglink & tie rod assemblies, expansion tank cap, thermostat & other tid bits......all the pita stuff including the rear flex plate (driveshaft donut) for 1/3rd cost it is here &....heavily discounted expedited freight on most so hopefully gets here round same time as the springs. Bilsteins arrived yesterday
BAD300 is offline  
post #59 of 60 Old 12-26-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 300E
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Well. All parts I ordered were delivered pre-Chrissie.

Poly LCA bushes
H&R sports springs & coil hats
Bilstein Sports; bump stops; boots; & strut mounts
Centre bearing
Torsion bar bushes
Idler arm bush kit
drag link; tie rod assemblies
ball joints
rear flex plate
non A/C serp belt
thermostat
reservoir cap
wiper blade
150A alternator

Very cool! Only hickup was one idiot supplier who didn't send 1 ball joint in order then, sends a used one as a replacement

I will take pics of all goodies later today.

Also, scored an S320 M104 fuel rail from US for a bargain It will come post new year.

Next, I just need the modded intercooler again, post new year now.
BAD300 is offline  
post #60 of 60 Old 05-14-2013, 06:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz SLK350
Location: California
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great information.
likeaboss is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts Forums > Performance Pavilion


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
380 SL project eduardgrubman SL/SLK/SLR/SLS Class 1 02-01-2010 03:25 AM
83 non turbo 300d motor swap to turbo and other stuff MBioDiesel Diesel Discussion 2 12-05-2008 04:28 PM
Losing faith in my project! Suggestions? IDTag Mercedes-Benz Classic Cars 5 10-14-2007 07:34 AM
1970 280SE parts or project mbzct Mercedes-Benz Classic Cars 0 06-08-2007 10:38 AM
300E project car rowingdude Mercedes-Benz Sedans/Wagons 0 03-21-2006 08:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome