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Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 22 Sep, 2017 9:58 pm

Welcome to the most friendly forum on the 'net.
We have a couple of restrictions until you have 5 posts:
  • You can't add attachments;
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  • you can't use the messaging system;
  • we will not approve any for sale posts
So feel free to ask about your W210 from the others here who have these cars, or have knowledge of them.
A search of the appropriate model section will help you too.
After 5 posts, you are free from these restrictions.
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)
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Post by hitmanau » Sat 23 Sep, 2017 10:14 am

Thanks Tony will jump on over to the w210 forum and post pics up once I can. I am picming the car up today so hopefully all is good. Price was low so I wasn't expecting much but it done really good, just needs a service which ill sort.

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Post by cofran220s » Thu 28 Sep, 2017 3:40 am

Hi to everyone from Chile!

Beginning a restoration of my grandpa's 1963 220s Finnie!!

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Post by W123fan » Sun 12 Nov, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi all,

Big fan of the older Mercedes-Benz. In particular the W123.

Used to own an A45 AMG. Spectacular car but prefer the older stuff.
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Post by AMG » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 6:50 pm

More finnies and w123's ... awesome :occasion5: Welcome to you both :wav:
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by 420selman » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 1:25 am

Hey everyone...New member here.....Shane from Bendigo Victoria.. Owner of a 1986 420 sel...Requires some tlc but im sure i'll find a heap of advice on this site for that....

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Post by Southy66 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:33 am

Hi Shane,
Welcome, I'll keep an eye out for you round town.
Look up Austin Jinks, he's a good guy for sorting out your Benz.
Regards, Mike
1987 190E 2.6 [I6] - Champagne Silver - 311,000 km
1955 Lancia Aurelia B12 Berlina [V6]
1962 Lancia Flaminia 2500GT 3C [V6] - Newmarket Grey - 120,000 km
1968 Lancia Flavia Milleotto Berlina [H4] - Mendoza Blue
1969 Lancia Flavia 2000LX Berlina [H4] - resprayed with what looks like a mid-90s Holden/Ford dark green
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Post by tillwill22 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 12:38 pm

Hi all,, Eligh here, thank you for accepting my request to join the forum, I am from good old sunny Brisbane and owner of a w202 c180 and c200, these are the first euro car that I have owned and so far I'm in love despite the age of them both. The c180 has got 170k on the clock and is in stock form but drives like a dream and the c200 has been molestered previously and is sitting at a stupidly low height in the front end so will definitely be looking for some advice and possibly parts for that in the near future. Cheers again.

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Post by zestyfesty » Sat 23 Dec, 2017 12:30 pm

Good Afternoon All!

Not a current owner, though mother has had settled on the marque having first sampled a decade ago.

I'm Jim, a motorsport enthusiast and general car tragic. I compete on the weekends hillclimbing and sprinting, and my wife has without any prompting expressed sincere admiration for the W113 SL pagoda series. I cannot disagree with her visual tastes, a very graceful car with timeless lines and proportions.

Anyhow, I'm here to gather information on this series to be better informed prior to possible making a purchase in the future.

Cheers all

Jim

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Post by lantal » Wed 27 Dec, 2017 11:14 am

Just realised I never did one of these previously.

I am a long time Merc fan with a w203 and looking to upgrade soonish. I would also love to pick up a vintage 80's SEC one day as well. :dance:

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Post by Phippsey » Mon 19 Feb, 2018 10:38 pm

Hi all

New member, and pretty new to the MB.

Have a 1990 W124 300D and currently looking at a 450SEL or similar.

Look forward to learning all the tech

Phippsey

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Post by Unusual » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:19 am

Just signed up. Have been researching all of the older girls from the 70's through to early 80's.

Wife wants me to buy a convertible but I'm heavily against that idea and am trying to find a decent coupe as a compromise!

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Post by T-Modell » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm

Unusual wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:19 am
....Wife wants me to buy a convertible but I'm heavily against that idea and am trying to find a decent coupe as a compromise!
Hi nameless :laughing6:
a coupe is never a compromise for a cabriolet, only coupe owners think so :laughing5: ... the reasons not to buy a cabriolet can only be
a) you're shy
b) you're ugly
c) you don't have a hat to protect you from the sun

So listen to your wife, she's right!
Regards
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Post by andyqld » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 6:04 pm

Thomas is definitely on the money.

A Mercedes convertible (I had a CLK500 and adored it) or an S class but not a coupe.
Make sure your hat fits tight!
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Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 8:19 pm

A coupe with all the windows down and the roof open is pretty close to a Cab.
But no bragging rights. :snooty:
W211 - E240
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Departed
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Post by Unusual » Fri 02 Mar, 2018 9:43 am

T-Modell wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm
Unusual wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:19 am
....Wife wants me to buy a convertible but I'm heavily against that idea and am trying to find a decent coupe as a compromise!
Hi nameless :laughing6:
a coupe is never a compromise for a cabriolet, only coupe owners think so :laughing5: ... the reasons not to buy a cabriolet can only be
a) you're shy
b) you're ugly
c) you don't have a hat to protect you from the sun

So listen to your wife, she's right!
Regards
Thomas
I know she is always right!!

But I have some other reasons such as requiring a decent back seat for our daughter (3 years old) and a lack of storage for any extra bits like a hardtop. Also trying to keep the length of any car under 4.9m as that's a perfect fit for my garage next to our other, very impractical, car which I can't take my daughter out in as it's too loud and finding a narrow car seat for it hasn't happened yet.

I would also like to keep this purchase south of $20k. Which really seems to put any convertibles out of reach. I only want to put the vehicle on historic rego so anymore than that amount feels like a waste.

I'm open to any and all suggestions from people though. So a basic list of requirements are:

* Auto
* Air condtioning
* Length up to 4.9m (could squeeze in 5m if it opens up a better range of cars)
* Sedan, coupe, wagon.
* Petrol only.
* Decent back seat for child in a booster seat soon.

I have no interest in anything fast. The other car has that area covered.

Sorry for not being model specific but I like so many of these early cars that I will be happy with pretty much anything that can meet our needs and wants!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Cheers,

Andrew

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Post by AMG » Fri 02 Mar, 2018 8:56 pm

Unusual wrote:
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 9:43 am
T-Modell wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm
Unusual wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:19 am
....Wife wants me to buy a convertible but I'm heavily against that idea and am trying to find a decent coupe as a compromise!
Hi nameless :laughing6:
a coupe is never a compromise for a cabriolet, only coupe owners think so :laughing5: ... the reasons not to buy a cabriolet can only be
a) you're shy
b) you're ugly
c) you don't have a hat to protect you from the sun

So listen to your wife, she's right!
Regards
Thomas
I know she is always right!!

But I have some other reasons such as requiring a decent back seat for our daughter (3 years old) and a lack of storage for any extra bits like a hardtop. Also trying to keep the length of any car under 4.9m as that's a perfect fit for my garage next to our other, very impractical, car which I can't take my daughter out in as it's too loud and finding a narrow car seat for it hasn't happened yet.

I would also like to keep this purchase south of $20k. Which really seems to put any convertibles out of reach. I only want to put the vehicle on historic rego so anymore than that amount feels like a waste.

I'm open to any and all suggestions from people though. So a basic list of requirements are:

* Auto
* Air condtioning
* Length up to 4.9m (could squeeze in 5m if it opens up a better range of cars)
* Sedan, coupe, wagon.
* Petrol only.
* Decent back seat for child in a booster seat soon.

I have no interest in anything fast. The other car has that area covered.

Sorry for not being model specific but I like so many of these early cars that I will be happy with pretty much anything that can meet our needs and wants!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Cheers,

Andrew
Fiat 500 - abarth (if you want a rollerskate) or the standard ragtop if you want something cheap and cheerful. It meets all your criteria.
I'm kidding. (if you can't tell)...

No MB roadster under 20K. not a roadworthy one, that much is for sure.
No coupe is practical for a booster seat or for getting child in and out of the booster seat. in fact, most 2 door vehicles are a complete waste of ISOfix harness compatibility.
practicality says a wagon is the most suitable, but your garage issues will defy the meaning of practicality.
sedans are a sensible compromise.
Life is always a compromise with children.
It's known as "The price you pay for procreation" :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by Unusual » Thu 08 Mar, 2018 10:23 am

AMG wrote:
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 8:56 pm


Fiat 500 - abarth (if you want a rollerskate) or the standard ragtop if you want something cheap and cheerful. It meets all your criteria.
I'm kidding. (if you can't tell)...

No MB roadster under 20K. not a roadworthy one, that much is for sure.
No coupe is practical for a booster seat or for getting child in and out of the booster seat. in fact, most 2 door vehicles are a complete waste of ISOfix harness compatibility.
practicality says a wagon is the most suitable, but your garage issues will defy the meaning of practicality.
sedans are a sensible compromise.
Life is always a compromise with children.
It's known as "The price you pay for procreation" :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:
Hi AMG,

Yes I think you are correct and a wagon or sedan will just simplify matters substantially.

Wagons appear to be fairly thin on the ground from looking over the last few months. Will have to setup some alerts on carsales etc and wait for something to pop up!

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Post by Scradacious » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 12:37 am

Hi all,

After searching far and wide for a nice W116 I just purchased a 1990 W126 560 SEL last weekend from an elderly couple. Really enjoying the car so far. It's everything I hoped for and more.

The car has been very well looked after, having only driven 5000kms in the last 6 years. It does needs a few things addressed such as an occasional miss at idle, the rear passenger blind, missing globes, squeaking interior etc. which I'm looking forward to fixing.

Unfortunately there's one major thing not working... the climate control. If anyone thinks they can help me troubleshoot, feel free to send me a PM!

Cheers,
Adam
1990 560 SEL

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Post by christohill » Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:34 pm

hello everybody! My name is Chris, I am a thirty-three year old male who lives in Victoria. My parents owned a lovely W210 E320 (reg. OTA548) when I was growing up, and I guess this is when the Mercedes Benz bug bit me. I used to read about W210 E55s in car magazines (Wheels and MOTOR) however as a teenager, owning one was merely a dream. Now i'm a bit older, I am seriously starting to consider looking for one (silver with the condor interior would be my pick!). The problem is finding one with low-ish kilometres is going to be a bit of a hard task given that they're now pushing 18 years old.

In the meantime, collecting Barloworld and Brighton Star grille badges will have to suffice. So, if anyone here has any that they wish to sell, please let me know, as I would love to add some more to my collection!

- Chris

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Post by AMG » Wed 28 Mar, 2018 8:49 am

Ivanerrol wrote:
Thu 01 Mar, 2018 8:19 pm
A coupe with all the windows down and the roof open is pretty close to a Cab.
But no bragging rights. :snooty:
A cab is a sedan with the roof chopped and a poor excuse for rear seats... A roadster is at the core of Mercedes DNA. NO rear seats (think about what that implies :dance: )

and since neither have a real roof, they both leave you at risk. Whether that be skin cancer, sunburn, windburn, wet or covered in pollution. :violent3:

At least the coupe can look Gangster. :rr:

I have an each-way bet, so I'm covered. I prefer the coupe for the lack of attention. Every time I drive the SL, people stare as if it's some sort of For King and country rarity. :dontknow:

Bragging rights come with a penalty... Anonymity is not an option with an open-top car.
:laughing6:
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by AMG » Wed 28 Mar, 2018 8:56 am

Scradacious wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 12:37 am
Hi all,

After searching far and wide for a nice W116 I just purchased a 1990 W126 560 SEL last weekend from an elderly couple. Really enjoying the car so far. It's everything I hoped for and more.

The car has been very well looked after, having only driven 5000kms in the last 6 years. It does needs a few things addressed such as an occasional miss at idle, the rear passenger blind, missing globes, squeaking interior etc. which I'm looking forward to fixing.

Unfortunately there's one major thing not working... the climate control. If anyone thinks they can help me troubleshoot, feel free to send me a PM!

Cheers,
Adam
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See 126 section for all the climate control threads, and the reference library section articles.
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Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by AMG » Wed 28 Mar, 2018 9:01 am

christohill wrote:
Fri 23 Mar, 2018 6:34 pm
hello everybody! My name is Chris, I am a thirty-three year old male who lives in Victoria. My parents owned a lovely W210 E320 (reg. OTA548) when I was growing up, and I guess this is when the Mercedes Benz bug bit me. I used to read about W210 E55s in car magazines (Wheels and MOTOR) however as a teenager, owning one was merely a dream. Now i'm a bit older, I am seriously starting to consider looking for one (silver with the condor interior would be my pick!). The problem is finding one with low-ish kilometres is going to be a bit of a hard task given that they're now pushing 18 years old.

In the meantime, collecting Barloworld and Brighton Star grille badges will have to suffice. So, if anyone here has any that they wish to sell, please let me know, as I would love to add some more to my collection!

- Chris
Hi Chris,

welcome aboard.

210/211's are getting pretty hard to find in good condition.
If you are after the m113 blown engine, you're not going to find anything with low km - that much is a given - and finding one in decent condition will be even harder. I'd suggest you also consider a 211 E63 or even the e500. or a CLK55.
nearly all of these cars come with potential issues (SBC, airmatic, etc) so you really have to do some serious homework and get a PPI by an independent MB specialist who knows these models inside out.

You only need one of these things to go wrong on you and the cost of the fix could easily outweigh the value of the vehicle.

choose wisely.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by christohill » Fri 30 Mar, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi AMG, thanks for the warm welcome. I have considered a later model, however it's the facelifted W210 E55 that does it for me. This is the car I read about when I was growing up and I always wanted to own one and I don't think I could settle on anything other than one of those. It's going to be a tough ask, but I have seen some W210 E55s for sale for around the $20,000 mark and am hoping that when it comes time to seriously look that a nice car is out there for me.

- Chris

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Post by micksbigfish » Sun 08 Apr, 2018 6:22 pm

Scradacious wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 12:37 am
Hi all,

After searching far and wide for a nice W116 I just purchased a 1990 W126 560 SEL last weekend from an elderly couple. Really enjoying the car so far. It's everything I hoped for and more.

The car has been very well looked after, having only driven 5000kms in the last 6 years. It does needs a few things addressed such as an occasional miss at idle, the rear passenger blind, missing globes, squeaking interior etc. which I'm looking forward to fixing.

Unfortunately there's one major thing not working... the climate control. If anyone thinks they can help me troubleshoot, feel free to send me a PM!

Cheers,
Adam

i have a manuel on the climate control system for 126 if its of any help

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Post by Nickbo » Wed 16 May, 2018 10:12 pm

Gday.
Presume I post here as a newbie.
Have had a Merc for a few years and like to know how to do stuff to add my little bits n pieces and to get the most out of it. Lucky to have just upgraded my W212 to a W213..

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Post by Glenn » Mon 21 May, 2018 9:29 pm

Hi everyone,
Just joined the group.
I have a W168 fun shift with 260k on it. Still goes really well.
Bought a W208 a couple of weeks ago. 106k on it. Really nice car.
Had a 180E for a couple of years which sold me on Mercedes.
Worked on Unimogs for years and have done a bit with G Wagon.
I look forward to participating in the group.
Cheers
Glenn

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Post by John Green » Tue 22 May, 2018 7:51 am

Glenn wrote:
Mon 21 May, 2018 9:29 pm
Hi everyone, Just joined the group. I look forward to participating in the group. Cheers
Glenn
Hi Glen and welcome. After 5 posts you can post up some pictures of your cars. Who did you work for to be doing Unimogs and G wagons?
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Post by Strapless » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 4:37 pm

Hi,
New owner of a rather tired old W124 300E (500,000km or so). My first Merc
Lots to learn and great to have an Oz based forum to talk to coz I have lots of work to do to get the old girl happy again. Quite daunting picking up all the geek-speak acronyms and such. Looking forward to it tho to be honest.

Peace
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Post by Kez » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 9:20 am

Morning all.

Just joined and now looking to become the custodian on a classic W114.

Hope all are well on this chilly morning!

Chris

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Post by AMG » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 8:33 am

Welcome Chris,

Bit cool this morning, not the friendliest outside. Glad I'm not on the tools today.

Tell us some more about your 114....
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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Post by Kez » Sun 08 Jul, 2018 10:51 am

Morning!

Well, it's more an 'on the hunt, searching every place I can for information before purchasing'.

That is, I've just sold my teenage lust - Citroen DS23 injection, and am now looking for a nice W114 to fulfill the childhood lust.

So far everything I've read suggests that, mostly, the mechanics are pretty unburstable if given regular maintenance and that the key thing to be wary of is:

RUST
RUST
....and more RUST.

As part of fulfilling that childhood dream, I'm looking forward to hearing that gorgeous 'on cam' exhaust note that 6 cylinder Mercedes make....though should ask if that is a sound particular to all Mercedes 6 cylinder engines or predominantly the M180 or M110?

As to cars, I've a preference for the late 1973 update models and noting the that people appear to have varying success with the twin carbie set up, and having had a DJet car in the DS, might I be better off with a 280E or is it simply a case of worry about the condition of the actual car first and consider the engine specifications second?

With a DS, it's always car condition then worry about specification.

Thoughts?

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Post by nitchioo » Tue 10 Jul, 2018 12:17 am

Hello All,

I bought an '87 230E for a laugh a few years back. I looked great and I was impressed by the handling considering it is such a heavy car. 6 months on I slid it into an embankment at 40Km/hr on a slippery winter Tassie back road. Nearly everyone encouraged me to write it off. Since the panel beating cost nearly as much as the car, I wondered why I didn't! It occurred to me that i loved driving it and working on it. So then the bug stuck.
I don't consider myself a mechanic but have some basic knowledge and love learning about these cars. The more I learn, the more i'm impressed. I've bought several more cars since then and after being ripped off by dodgy mechanics and dealerships, I've decided to do most of it myself. The internet is a great resource, though very time consuming. I have found most of the manuals (though not the Engine Diagnosis one) , parts lists, parts dealers and became very aware of how much I can save by DIY. I've built my own code reader but haven't ventured into Mods yet.
Typically i'm a lurker. Quite happy to share but with a young family, don't have much spare time. Basically I came here looking for answers but maybe I can answer a few one day. :glasses2:
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Post by astroe » Sun 29 Jul, 2018 11:59 pm

Hi everyone!

I've recently purchased a 1994 W124 E280 sedan.
I was looking for one for a few months, aiming to get a later model with the dual airbags.

The one I've purchased is in good condition, but does have some issues, namely the cruise control is not working nor is the internal fan (i.e. for air conditioning / heating). I googled around and came across this forum, which seems to be a treasure trove of information and recommendations!

I look forward to sharing with everyone my journey to get my W124 to perfect condition (well, if not perfect then 'almost perfect' will do!).
Current car: 1994 W124 E280 in Brilliant Silver

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Post by CraigB » Mon 30 Jul, 2018 9:43 am

Welcome - I don't know W124, but W126 of similar era has an extra strip fuse in its own holder that sits around the area of the brake booster. I pulled my heater motor, changed the climate control panel etc before i discovered it! I believe that earlier w126 could burnt out an expensive climate control panel and why this fuse is like a tacked on afterthought. My not be relevant but just thought i would plant that idea.
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Post by John Green » Mon 30 Jul, 2018 1:00 pm

astroe wrote:
Sun 29 Jul, 2018 11:59 pm
Hi everyone!

I've recently purchased a 1994 W124 E280 sedan.
I was looking for one for a few months, aiming to get a later model with the dual airbags.

The one I've purchased is in good condition, but does have some issues, namely the cruise control is not working nor is the internal fan (i.e. for air conditioning / heating). I googled around and came across this forum, which seems to be a treasure trove of information and recommendations!

I look forward to sharing with everyone my journey to get my W124 to perfect condition (well, if not perfect then 'almost perfect' will do!).
Welcome astroe, so long as it is factory fitted cruise the actuator is in the throttle body. Unfortunate these were wired with the same crap wire the engine wiring looms were made from (most likely already replaced on yours). After you have eliminated the obvious causes like no power to the module, etc, then remove the throttle body and pop off the plastic cover to have a look around, if you see crusty wires with the insulation falling off they is a good likely cause.
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Post by Rollytime » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 11:18 am

Hi Everyone

I own a W201 180E with a staggered set of 17 inch Cygnus wheel, a W123 I'm doing a 1JZGTE conversion (in progress) plus a 73 VW Superbeetle with a 13B conversion (also in progress). Yes i love German cars.
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