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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby Sam Z » Tue 10 Jan, 2017 12:46 pm

Hi folks. I've got an old 163 chassis I'm doing some maintenance on this week, and my online travels brought me here. Glad to be on board.
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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby garryhg » Tue 10 Jan, 2017 1:15 pm

Not New, But got myself another MB and forgot my login details :-)

I'd moved jobs also so couldn't retrieve them.......anyway good to be back after a couple of years!
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Postby Hendy E55 » Fri 13 Jan, 2017 8:32 pm

Evening all and G'day!
purchased my first Mercedes today; a w210 e55 - its a fixer-upper but im in love and welcome the challenge! Having come from subarus, then saabs, i think i have finally found what i have been looking for.
hoping to pick her up next week, i will post photos as soon as i take delivery.

Cheers and thank for having me! :occasion5:

Hendy
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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby brum » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 2:17 am

Hallo
I'm 49 years old, a mechanic and I live in Croatia, a small country in Europe. I service the motorcycles, but my great love the vintage cars, especially Mercedes.
Like the W 108 series, I found one 280 S from 1970 that I would like to buy. I believe that I will here find useful tips and help more experienced owners and experts from me.
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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby CraigB » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 10:15 am

Welcome and lots of W108 knowledge here. Are there many 'vintage' cars in Croatia? Are there much older cars like from 1920's/30's etc. also that people collect? You don't see many in Australia but there are lots sitting in sheds that come out and get used occasionally.
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Postby cuisses » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 5:58 pm

brum wrote:Hallo
I'm 49 years old, a mechanic and I live in Croatia, a small country in Europe. I service the motorcycles, but my great love the vintage cars, especially Mercedes.
Like the W 108 series, I found one 280 S from 1970 that I would like to buy. I believe that I will here find useful tips and help more experienced owners and experts from me.



There are plenty of Croatians in Australia - one of them even worked as a mechanic at the Forum Sponsor for some years. I have a 1970 280S W108, but the previous owner dropped a 4.5 L into it. They are great cars.
David Williams

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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby brum » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 7:18 pm

CraigB wrote:Welcome and lots of W108 knowledge here. Are there many 'vintage' cars in Croatia? Are there much older cars like from 1920's/30's etc. also that people collect? You don't see many in Australia but there are lots sitting in sheds that come out and get used occasionally.


In Croatia are very few vehicles from the period before World War II. But there are people who collect them and care for them.
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Postby dwn06 » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 11:45 am

New MB owner

i have just bought first Benz it's 1999 E280.
i love love some feed back on how to upgrade the head unit.
Where to buy the spares from like a second key.

Guy
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Postby I Like them » Sat 25 Mar, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi all ,
Thanks for all your efforts producing a great site , I'm sure I will really enjoy being part of it. I Got my first Mercedes back in 2003 a 280se W126, it was very worn out and cost me a bomb in repairs and was never really right , I sold it for a Fairmont and within a month realized there was a LOT I missed about the Mercedes , (No offense to fords they are not a bad car but you know what I mean) I sold the ford and bought a good 380sel which I had for years and enjoyed it very much .Since then its been a case of "The car just fits me ' I have never ever been uncomfortable or not enjoyed driving a Mercedes ,they have all proved to be reliable and I love the engineering. I have a mechanical background and enjoy working on them. Ive owned quite a few now and currently drive a 300se Jap spec , I have covered over 100 thousand kilometers in the last few years and basically had no trouble .With basic servicing and all fluids regularly changed , the only things I have done, are a radiator and a clutch fan. she has now covered 280000 ks and need valve stem seals (head overhaul) I just top up every 500 kilometers.
Thanks again.
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Postby TP Newy W116 280SE » Sun 26 Mar, 2017 7:43 pm

Just bought my first Benz. W116 280SE 1974 Model 150,000 Kim's
Initially bought as a Charity Car - but now think it is going to be my fun, restore and weekend cruiser. Should be fun !!
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Postby CraigB » Sun 26 Mar, 2017 9:35 pm

Welcome. That's a cool post - often people come on and say they are going to take a car and bash it or mod it with some different engine and i tell myself its their car and all that - so great that the car has charmed you enough to restore it!
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Re: Welcome to OZBENZ!

Postby Samarai » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 1:56 am

Hi all, I had joined this site a few years ago but never introduced myself.
I'm Adelaide based and I have had my 1989 230e which I call TYTANYK for a few years.
So far I've loved every moment with it. So comfortable to drive and learn on as I do all the work on it myself.
She stalls a little here and there but I'll be checking the suspected ICV and o2 sensor for good measure.
But on most days she's ok!

Currently on 236,000kms
I've DIY colour coded the bumpers, mirrors and door strips and some rims all to freshen the look. Tinted windows for privacy and especially for temperature regulation in summer, some air Horns for the laughs, 5000k HIDs and just last week managed to stumble onto an eBay seller that offered shipping to Australia for the slim weathershields he had on sale.

Ever since I bought this car I've fallen in love with it more and more. I hope to own more older Mercedes Benz as time goes.

Thanks for reading guys, looking forward to reading more about everyone's triumphs and tribulations on this site and add more to my knowledge bank of these amazing cars.

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Also looking forward to seeing if there are Adelaide locals that meet up, it would be great to meet fellow enthusiasts :)

Cheers
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