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Post by hyjinx1 » Mon 04 Jun, 2018 10:16 pm

hi i recently purchased an 89 w124 230E as abit of a run round ive previously owned 2 w108s so it was nice to get back in to a benz.
It seems pretty solid and doesnt have to many things apart from power thats missing.
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Christo C
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Post by Christo C » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 3:16 pm

> apart from power thats missing

Ha! and Welcome!
After a lifetime of owning VW Beetles and a succession of Kombis, indeed power was never my motoring experience. I inherited an ‘86 W124 230E in excellent condition and am just enjoying the experience of gliding through old age gracefully; these are a great model to own, well built and solid, reliable, parts readily available, easy to maintain yourself for rhe most part, and easy on fuel, especially when country driving....
Enjoy!
~Christo
1986 230E W124.023 M102.982 Thistle Green Saloon "Janis"
Beaconsfield, SYDNEY

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Post by hyjinx1 » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 6:09 pm

yeah ive recently canned my build on my VW but i never drove that so it was super slow. haha

i have a tendency to modify my cars so who knows what may happen here. here is a couple of my old benzs and today i blacked out my grill on the 124 its nothing exciting but i really like the grills black.
this car just cruises along so nicely its amazing. i have noticed the rubber strut shock top mounts have splits in them so this may be my first repair i think.
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Post by Christo C » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 8:14 pm

Like the grille! Looks mean on a white car.

Yes theres a bunch of rubber parts to keep an eye on with girlfriends of this age; engine mounts, tailshaft couplings, brake hoses, suspension & sway bar bushes etc. etc. All easy enough to attend to yourself.
~Christo
1986 230E W124.023 M102.982 Thistle Green Saloon "Janis"
Beaconsfield, SYDNEY

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Post by Eski » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 8:58 pm

Nice I really like the blue one

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Post by Tony From West Oz » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 2:15 am

Sitting on the ground like that does not look good (to me) it looks like the suspension is stuffed!
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Post by hyjinx1 » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 6:27 pm

dont worry Tony that car ended up like this, turned out the suspension was stuffed. haha

each to their own when it comes to cars in my opinion as long as people are enjoying them and driving them its a good thing.
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Post by Eski » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:23 pm

Holy crap, what happened?

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Post by hyjinx1 » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 11:51 pm

there is a build thread on it from years ago on here under hyjinx
basically it was parked in a street a porsche lost control hit it and took off.

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Post by hyjinx » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 10:20 pm

thanks to Joe i got my old account sorted back out so im me again yay.
89 - 230E "Meghan Mercle"
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71 - 280SE 3.5 "Seedyz" R.I.P.

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Post by hyjinx » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:34 am

Finished up the air ride on my w124 last week. Afew things to finish it off and then its done. I know it wont be everyones cup of tea so please scroll past. Cheers
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Post by hyjinx » Wed 14 Nov, 2018 6:26 am

Quick pic this morning
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Post by Dean 560 SEC » Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:08 am

Hi Mate,

Looks great!

Can you post a couple of pics of your bag set up? I'm particularly interested in what bag-cups you used - custom fab or generic?

What control system did you use?

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Post by hyjinx » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 8:51 pm

I wrote a massive reply on friday night to your questions Dean 560 SEC and the site SHAT itself. :( so here goes again.

i havent taken many build pics cause its really not interesting.

Basically what ive used are as follows:-

Bracket kit - https://www.commonwealthmotoring.com/pr ... r-ride-kit
Its really good quality and its been built and refined to make it better unlike 99% of the rest of the kits onsale.
RE5 Slam Specialties Airbags ( SS5 bags are newer and ive never used this range so i just used what i knew worked).
Air managment is an OLD 12years or there abouts 4way valve block from AIRIDE.com
i made a 4 switch switch box and run 2 viair gauges.
5 gal steel air tank
400c viair air compressor ( to be uprated soon to a 444c)

I run E36 koni adjustable struts in the front that you need to cut the spring perches off so its just a shock.
Currently in the rear im running the stock w124 shocks i will be removing them and replacing with SAAB 900 or Daewoo Lanos rear shocks

Tyres are stock 195 65 15 i will be changing them out to 195 55 15 when i can.

its not a huge amount of work to do but its time consuming. So far im not 100% happy with it but its not finished and does look much better parked.

hope that helps :happy3:
89 - 230E "Meghan Mercle"
71 - 280SE "Browntown" R.I.P.
71 - 280SE 3.5 "Seedyz" R.I.P.

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Post by hyjinx » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 9:05 pm

Alittle overview
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