What is it?
This is a pre-assembled heater fan blower motor unit, suitable for all R107 SL’s with or without air conditioning. It replaces the OE part number 1078300108.
Where does it go?
The blower motor sits beneath the plastic blower motor cover, inside a chamber within the bulkhead. This is situated at the back of the engine beneath the windscreen.
There is a rubber seal that mounts to the bulkhead which the blower motor sits on top of. Above the blower motor, the plastic lid also has its own rubber seal.
This area is a well known weak spot for the R107 SL.
Why do I need it?
The original Mercedes-Benz items from the 1970s and 80s are made from a plastic that turns very brittle. After years of consistent heating and cooling from the engine, the heater blower motor cover and rubber seal begin to fail. Once this has happened, water can get into the chamber and down inside the bulkhead. Not only does this slowly damage the blower motor, but it starts to corrode the car from the inside out.
A faulty blower motor could be noisy, erratic, spontaneous or simply not working. Rust within the bulkhead would explain damp carpets and a musty smell in the cabin.
Our redesigned unit is made from a modern plastic that will last substantially longer; our version more hardwearing than the original
Through rigorous testing, we have proven that these units perform within 3% of the genuine Mercedes-Benz units, making this the popular replacement choice for SL 107 owners.
What else do I need to know?
The blower motor cover seal is a very small part relative to the damage that a failed seal can eventually cause. Once water has reached the unprotected metal inside the housing where the blower motor lives, there is very little to stop it causing huge amounts of damage to the car from the inside out.
Understanding the condition of this area on your car is vital to the long term enjoyment of your SL.
Measurements: 38cm x 19cm x 18cm.
For further information, contact our team on 01789 337070 Option 1
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Through our network of global connections, SLSHOP continues to unearth long-forgotten collections of rare and even obsolete stock. These components often retain their original packaging; with most of the collections found dating back as far as the early 1960s.
SLSHOP is often one of the sole custodians of these rare, New-Old Stock components. They are both old because they have often been manufactured in a previous era, and new because they have not been used and are in their original, ready-to-use condition.
Our efforts to acquire these parts, grants owners and restorers’ access to rare components in an ">as-new condition, which may not have been seen for generations. These parts enable vehicles to be restored to a level not achievable were it not for the availability of SLSHOP’s Heritage Mercedes Parts.
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As specialists in a range of classic Mercedes-Benz models, we are often tasked with evaluating whether a vehicle is beyond economical repair. Those vehicles that we deem to have exhausted their usability, are assessed for their capacity to help preserve other road-worthy vehicles. We will establish which parts possess originality and sufficient lifespan, making them available to those cars that will not survive without the components from a donor car. These parts are stripped from existing vehicles and made available. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
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To deal with the demand for an increasingly large number of Classic Mercedes-Benz parts that are no longer available or manufactured, SLSHOP leads a crucial process of remanufacturing original Mercedes-Benz components. Each part is revived using the exact standards of Mercedes-Benz, as well as improved with modern materials.
Often Remanufactured parts are referred to as ‘rebuilt’, ‘reconditioned’ or ‘refurbished’ products, however these 3 terms often describe a ‘wash and brush up’ or ‘make do and mend’ approach which does not fit within the culture of the SLSHOP.
SLSHOP will go to lengths to revive what you may think is a faulty item. From braking and cooling components to fire damaged instruments and accident damaged bumpers, we continue to replenish our inventory of remanufactured original components.
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For those seeking a more exact level of reproduction, we also offer OEM and Reproduction Premium Parts where available.
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As owners and restorers of a variety of classic Mercedes-Benz models, not just SL’s, we understand what constitutes a high calibre reproduction part. We stock a selection of premium reproduction parts that have been rigorously inspected and tested by members of our Parts and Workshop teams, ensuring that the performance, fit, size, colour, texture, and weight matches that of an original. SLSHOP rejects any items that do not meet the highest of standards. Our goal is to supply you with Concours-level components to keep your classic Mercedes-Benz running and looking like the day it left the showroom.
Reproduction Premium signifies the highest calibre of a reproduced part.
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An accumulation of years of specialist knowledge and expertise in the field of classic Mercedes-Benz models gives us a continued insight into the essential parts required by owners around the globe. As SLSHOP has grown, so too has our expertise to commission a range of high-quality components via our network of global business partners, enabling us to bring you the most sought-after parts, exclusively available via SLSHOP.
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