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What to do with my 230ce?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by martinspeight, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. martinspeight

    martinspeight New Member

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    I have a w123 230ce 1984 manual 135,000 miles, I'm the second owner from new. I despair about the rain water leaks (everything tried - sunroof, heater, battery box, windows etc). White paintwork rather tired now partially as a result of my trying to trace the leaks. Should I try to sell it (if so how much?) or get it sorted out professionally. I rather fancy a W208 CLK to replace it. Any advice gratefully received.
     
  2. robparker

    robparker Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    It wont be financially benificial to get it restored professionally. Financially you will be better off just selling as-is, aslong as it has a decent MOT it will be worth something then you can buy your CLK!
     
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    You have not listed whether you have checked to see if it runs in to the car from the bottom of the RHS pillar, the front end of the sills when you take off the plastic at the bottom of the arch to reveal what might still be a solid area with a rubber plug in it and finally and with a flashlight and with the hood right up the area inside where the hood springs attach. Finally you will see a large rubber coming out of the front bulkhead in the engine space. This is the air intake cavity drain and sometime if you give it a gentle tug it will fall out with what's left of the metal in which case remove the black plastic inlet covers between the hood and the screen and see if that cavity has a hole in it. Can't think of anything else except the back end of the end of the sills and as it's a coupe, the area under the rear windows regulator. Regards, Shaun.
     

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