HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE

d215yq

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1987 W124 300D 280k miles
Last day at work til september so time for the annual trip home to blighty tomorrow. This time decided the 1k miles direct through france was a bit too tame so instead we're going Barcelona, montpellier, Cinqueterra (la spezia), lake como, stelvio pass, austria, prague, berlin, brugge and finally London...

2.3k miles and as usual i'm entrusting this task to my tatty old w124 (complete with uneven idle, jerky 4th to 3rd gearchange, sometimes creaky suspension and no viscous coupling at all) loaded with camping gear...

Just checked everything and tyres are all pumped, not a mm of fluid has leaked and the bulbs all work so fingers crossed it will make it (and pass the MOT i'm getting done at dover upon re-entry)...

Will post photos and an update once the trip is completed, and wishing everyone a very happy holiday season however you are spending it!

Ben
 

Carabosse

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Good luck! :mrgreen:
 

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2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
All the best for your trip :D:D
 

Carabosse

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teddycatkin

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W107-SL W124-220te W123-230e W201 2.0
Last day at work til september so time for the annual trip home to blighty tomorrow. This time decided the 1k miles direct through france was a bit too tame so instead we're going Barcelona, montpellier, Cinqueterra (la spezia), lake como, stelvio pass, austria, prague, berlin, brugge and finally London...

2.3k miles and as usual i'm entrusting this task to my tatty old w124 (complete with uneven idle, jerky 4th to 3rd gearchange, sometimes creaky suspension and no viscous coupling at all) loaded with camping gear...

Just checked everything and tyres are all pumped, not a mm of fluid has leaked and the bulbs all work so fingers crossed it will make it (and pass the MOT i'm getting done at dover upon re-entry)...

Will post photos and an update once the trip is completed, and wishing everyone a very happy holiday season however you are spending it!

Ben

You could not have a better car fror the trip!!!-waiting for the report of how well it went ?
 

Oarsman

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W221 S350L CDI Bluetec, Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDI, 1963 Triumph TR4
Good luck. Have a safe drive and a great holiday.:D
 

tjamesbo

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1999 CLK430, 2007 VITO 3.0V6 , W124's (1994 320TE , 1993 220TE ) , 07 2.5 X-Type
hows it behave stationary in the heat with no viscous coupling ? My 220 TE had a tendency for the temp to creep up in traffic jams in Hot weather . I fitted a new Viscous but it still did it, also fitted a Kenlowe electric. it used to knock about 10 degrees off when switched on, as an engineer I always hated seeing the temp rise, even tho I knew the engine could take it
Boyd
 

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