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After parking my car on a friends lawn after a long drive in the wet, I found that it didn't want to start the next morning.

Opening the bonnet revealed that she had 'sucked up' a huge amount of moisture from the wet grass (after all it's been raining on and off in Sydney for nearly 3 weeks) and there were droplets of water everywhere.

I got out the trust WD-40 and started the process of applying it on all electrical contacts.

Still she didn't want to start, so I removed the dizzy cap. Well it was wet inside and got a spray of WD-40. Back on she went and zooom it burst into life.

What I have observed is that the dizzy cap is cracked, so I am in need of a replacement.

Anyone who has a 450 SE cap for sale please send me a pm or call me on 0457 39 64 65.

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After parking my car on a friends lawn after a long drive in the wet, I found that it didn't want to start the next morning.

Opening the bonnet revealed that she had 'sucked up' a huge amount of moisture from the wet grass (after all it's been raining on and off in Sydney for nearly 3 weeks) and there were droplets of water everywhere.

I got out the trust WD-40 and started the process of applying it on all electrical contacts.

Still she didn't want to start, so I removed the dizzy cap. Well it was wet inside and got a spray of WD-40. Back on she went and zooom it burst into life.

What I have observed is that the dizzy cap is cracked, so I am in need of a replacement.

Anyone who has a 450 SE cap for sale please send me a pm or call me on 0457 39 64 65.

Thanks

Brian

Hey Brian,
I sold mine only a couple weeks back.

However, brand new from MB Spares they are very cost effective, and also for piece of mind of a new one - it's worth it.

Cheers,
Cam.
 

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I guess you still haven't been able to sell it?
 
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Hi Michel

Still have it in my garage. Hope all is well with you and your fleet!
 

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Why not somewhere like supercheap?

surely?

Last time I had a Mercedes and needed a dist cap, it was a few years ago granted but $25 for a Champion or something like $60 for a Bosch.


they are just a throw away item, bit like putting used spark plugs in a car or wiper blades



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If you just want one that works, I'd go to the wreckers and grab one. Early W126 V8s use exactly the same part.

Indeed, for a long-term solution, new is the only way to go.

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You still have mine, right? :)


Yep, still got yours mate. :) Thanks for reminding me. Will get your parts together and head over your way later in the week. :eek:
 
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I called Bosch Australia and they have NIL stock.

Any ideas where one could be found?
 
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Can anyone tell me the difference between these two parts: or can either one be used on a 1976 450SE?



App: Direct OE replacement 1976 Mercedes Benz 450SE
Brand: Bosch Distributor Cap
Part#: W0133-1616993
Description: Eng: -056536, Bosch 0.290.004.500 Threaded stud terminal : with black cover.
Fits: Direct OE replacement
Type: Black



App: Direct OE replacement 1976 Mercedes Benz 450SE
Brand: Bosch Distributor Cap
Part#: W0133-1619522
Description: Eng: 056537-, Bosch 0.290.004.505 Threaded stud terminal : with black cover.
Fits: Direct OE replacement
Type: Black
 

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Hi Bar, I am pretty certain I have located a unit - but it is just plain bakelite without the black plastic cover. The price $25.00 plus postage to Central Coast. Please give me a buzz when convenient. Regards Styria
 
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Styria

Sent you a PM regarding postal details.

You can reach me on 0457 396465 any time.

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Brian, the 450SE actually used 3 different types of Dist caps during it's production. What year model is yours? Does it have the threaded connectors?

Some comments on here saying that it is just a throw away item, are true, BUT it plays such an integral part in the proper functioning of your car, so why install anything except a new OE one? Bosch was the OE supplier.

Let me know what type, and I can tell you how much for a new Bosch one straight away.

Anything you save on a cheaper, or used one, will be eaten up by the costs of either poor running, or replacing it soon when it dies.
 
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