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W11x Clutch
« on: January 11, 2021, 20:44:46 »
At attachment is the original Clutch from my W111 Coupe, along with parts to rebuild it.  However, I cannot figure out how to disassemble the damn thing!  Appreciate info on how to do that.  Thanks, LLLL
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Re: W111 Clutch
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 22:26:06 »
My only question is why? You can buy new ones I'd imagine.   This is not for a home rebuilding.
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Re: W111 Clutch
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 22:44:20 »
I recently bought a clutch pressure plate for my W128 220SE from the Classic Center. The charged a core and I guess they send these back to rebuild.
Wallace
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Re: W11x Clutch
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 23:27:36 »
I have the same pressure plate in my 250sl. What is the solution to replace it ? Buy a new one rebuilt in exchange for your old one ? Is not possible to put the pressure plate typical of a 280sl ? This is something I do not understand .
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Re: W11x Clutch
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 02:44:00 »
You can use a 280SL style pressure plate in a 250SE. I'm running that set up in my car.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn

1970  3.5 Coupe
1961  190SL
1985   300CD  Turbo Coupe
1981  300SD
2013  GMC  Sierra
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1967 250SL
1970 280SL
1988 560SEC

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Re: W11x Clutch
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 03:06:03 »
Removal of the nuts at each of the three fingers will allow you to dis-assemble the unit. These are not normally rebuilt by the do-it-your-selfer.  The face of the pressure plate may need re-surfaced and the height of the fingers at final assembly should be to spec and all exactly equal when measured with a dial indicator once the pressure plate is bolted down. The nuts are to be locked once everything is to spec. Use new lock nuts since they are crimped and only meant to be used once. This is a very basic job for a re-builder with all the equipment and knowledge. I use to have a competition pressure plate built on the old rally car by having double springs installed. Finding a good rebuilder should not be difficult. Try the local hot rod shops. Mercedes Technical Data Manuals should have all the specs needed.
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Re: W11x Clutch
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 07:35:09 »
Just in case I put the 280 sl pressure plate on my 250, what other modifications I have to do ? The slave cylinder ? The release fork ? Which release bearing ?
This pressure plate has the right alignment to fit in the 250sl flywheel ?
Mauro Pisani
250sl 1967 5speed zf manual