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Changing the Hood Pad on Mercedes Benz SL600 R129

Mercedes gets a lot of things right, but many wrong for sure. The wiring insulation for one, the hood’s insulation pad for another. The pad on my R129 SL600 had largely disintegrated leaving dust and chunks of foam all over … Continue reading

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My Collection of Atari 2600 Game Cartridges

This is for documentary purposes only. Who knows if they work or not…

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Mb Star C4 for R129 SL600 Case

So the whole kit is a bunch of cables, the muxer, laptop, laptop power supply, mouse, and a standard OBD-II reader (for the truck.) These are valuable tools so I wanted a good case that I found here: The stuff … Continue reading

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BMW E46 330i on Quickjack 5000

I finally got around to replacing the bad oil filter level sensor in the BMW and to do that I used my shiny new Quickjack. Usually I use my Pela oil extractor to evacuate the old oil but this time … Continue reading

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SGI Silicon Graphics Onxy2 Infinite Reality 3 Power Supply Swap

I recently tried to power up the Onyx2 with an audience and the power supply blew with a loud pop. Then nothing. I let it sit for a month and decided to diagnose the problem. Opening the system revealed the … Continue reading

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Rare SGI Silicon Graphics Non-Impact Purple Indigo 2

This was part of the local haul that I re-furbished and sold to pay for my Onyx 2. It’s an interesting machine as it’s a purple non-Impact machine. Meaning it doesn’t support the next-generation Impact video cards as it lacks … Continue reading

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R129 SL600 Main Engine Harness Rebuild

My primary reference for this job was from: MB SL600 7,2 Väth As a DIY project this is and 8/10, and not really expensive. Maybe $50 in wire and $60 is parts (that you’ll break during disassembly.) I did buy some … Continue reading

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SGI Silicon Graphics Onyx2 as I Picked It Up

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R129 SL600 Fuel Injector Electrical Connector Replacement

The fuel injector connectors were in really rough shape. The insulation just disintegrates when touched: They were fairly easy to rebuild. The connector’s rubber boot slides off easily, then the tricky part: Get a small paper clip, unwrap it, then bend … Continue reading

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Mb Star C4 for R129 SL600

Another tool required for the maintenance of my SL600 is the computer cables, mulitplexer, and software to read engine fault codes and control/test engine components. Without it the SL600 will be scraped. The option I chose was this aftermarket part. It … Continue reading

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