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SLK 320 MY2002 failed MOT selling as is

Discussion in 'Spares for Sale and Wanted' started by Blakpawn, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Blakpawn

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    Hi,

    My partners SLK just failed its MOT and we cant find any garage prepared to fix it. The problem is the holder for the front coil spring has fractured. Is anyone interested in buying it, someone suggested it might be worth it to someone for the engine and gearbox alone. The car has 86k on the clock.

    Liverpool area.

    Thank you.
     
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    That seems to be a bit soon ( 86 K Miles? ) for the holder ( I presume that is the "Turret" on the valance that the suspension sit's up into??? ) Was rust the cause, or previous crash / accident damage. Anyway, would be a good buy for some one needing an engine / transmission, but seem's a shame to scrap it.
     
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    Yes I agree, still looking for a garage but no luck yet. It was just corrosion, I read that there was a recall if you were the original owner, we were the 3rd owner I think. And only just found out about it.
     
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    I've posted this before for someone else. If you don't get any joy repairing it or selling it yourself then give www.sellthecar.co.uk who will probably give you the best price as a scrap vehicle - but way above what a scrap dealer will give you. I know a few that have used them and they are very efficient.
     
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    Don't confine yourself to Garages, have a search for vehicle bodyshop's / panelbeaters, as ultimately these are the people who will actually carry out the repairs. And they will be cheaper too...cutting out the "Main Dealer" fee's.
     
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    If it a 'spring perch' issue, a la W210, then it can be fixed with a replacement part quite cheaply.
    Or very cheaply, if you can either weld or have an Arnie-spec. Rivet gun.
     
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    How much are you wanting for it?
     
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    Search for mobile welders, one will have heard of it / done it before?

    Otherwise, look for a Merc -specific breaker.
     
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    Asked that in post 2...:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry for delayed reply - someone suggested the engine might be worth £1k and the gearbox 500. I think 1500 for the whole car - is this reasonable? A garage offered £300 as part ex - so not doing that. I will get some photos up at the weekend.
     
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    With no MOT I doubt you’d get anywhere near that figure - they’re about that on autotrader with an MOT
     
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    Try my suggestion posted earlier..
     
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    £1500 sounds very optimistic given a running MOTed one sold recently for half that.
     
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    Still no picture posted yet of this rust damage ?
     
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    These are all the pics I have, the car is still at the garage I cant drive it away with no mot.
     
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    Looks too good to be a scrapper....pity you cannot get some pics of the suspension turret while it's in the garage???
     
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    I had a similar problem with rot in the rear wheel well of my 210, couldn’t find anybody who was interested in sorting it out so in the end did the repair myself as the area wasn’t safety critical.

    I’d talk to MB regarding sourcing a replacement panel/turret (if that is the problem) we really need to see pics

    This looks like the strut mount on your car

     
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    If the "Fail" is quoted as "Dangerous" then it can only be removed by trailer or towed.

    If it is any of the other categories, "Major" or "Minor" it can be driven if the intention is to get it fixed if the garage that did the test can't or won't fix it.

    I have to be honest, the chances of getting more than scrap value for it without an MOT and stuck at a garage are very slim!

    The only possibility is to find someone that wants the Engine/Gearbox/Interior, but even then you will be lucky to get anything near a third of what you are thinking.

    The one thing to do if you want to get a decent return is to break it yourself and sell the parts worth selling and scrap the rest.

    But the best bet is to blooming well find someone to fix it - even if it costs a few hundred quid! Because it looks blooming nice!
     
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