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124 300E 24v - someone talk some sense into me!!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by lanciaman, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. lanciaman

    lanciaman Senior Member

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    :shock::lol:..OMG SWMBO will go nuts!!..... im all for a little car collection!!...Had 5 v dubs at one point although only 2 actually worked!:lol:... i think 2 is more than enough nowerdays though;)......

    Have you got to the bottom of the running problem on the coupe yet though?? .... maybe you should hang fire a week or 2 1st...... but thats the safe option.......... Go for it!!

    If you find a cheap 123 estate let me know and i will take the plunge too;):lol:

    why do we get so much pleasure from old car shaped bits of metal:cool:
     
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    Possibly because we are

    a/ mad
    b/ have no life
    c/ defintely mad

    Anyway, makes more sense than spending £300 a month on finance for some new bland box.

    With regard to the running of the coupe. It seems there is nothing to get to the bottom of! Have run it 4 days out of 5 to work this week and it has behaved totally. No issues at all (aside from heather blowing hot on the drivers side and cold in the middle when set to cold). So, no idea why it was sold as being nigh on undriveable. Early days I know, but looking good so far.

    A nice feeling of beating the system with this car at less than £500 all in and a years MOT. :D
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You will end up like me when the XJ6 cars where popular,,, I had up to 20 all at the same time, all running:D
     
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    great to hear it seems all sorted!!:cool:...with a years MOT and 500 quid you done well there.....in that case.........GO GET the other one....it will all be ok...:D


    You must of had a big drive Malc:D
     
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    That qualifies as bring on the men with white coats and van!!!
     
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    I had an ex farm Paul with 7 garages and 2 large barns, I wish I still had it ;)
     
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    Probably just as well you don't......
     
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    The joy about having a large barn was that I could work on the cars all through the night, go to bed and next day they could stay where they were.

    At least I have the memories :D:D and the memories of cutting that 1 acre lawn :(
     
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    with 20 XJs, there would have been a lot of night working!
     
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    I had got the changing of the pistons down to 1 working day, I would have been about 35 years old then, but I say do it while you can, there is a hell of a kick in getting something for almost nothing and getting it running and usable.

    I had free motoring for the biggest part of my life
     
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    If it helps the centre vent should always blow cold even when the heating is on both sides so the only problem is the driver's side heat regulating valve.

    Sounds a great buy!!
     
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    I do not no why some of us like buying old cars, said I would not do It again, but felt sorry for a 190d 250 auto. The elderly owner( younger than me) was told the car was uneconomical to repair. I have spent £450 on parts, this includes the taking out off rear screen and recealing, know nice and dry in the boot , goes in for a MOT december. My lovely wife has bought me a knew jacket, It does up at the back. Hope this helps
     
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    Sounds fun, was she an optional extra ;)
     
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    but i only have space for 1 on the drive :(
     
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    It looks too good to use for spares and in saloon form these are getting rarer than coupes, let someone else have it.
     

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