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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭tc20


    @ W124man - what's the button immediately to the right of the ASR?
    Looks like winter tyres...?? Always loved the W124 centre dash console, whether it had just 2 buttons, or the Royal Flush you have there :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭jca


    Jesus I've never seen so much soft horns over probably the ugliest duckling ever to leave the Mercedes stable. Get a life lads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,290 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    jca wrote: »
    Jesus I've never seen so much soft horns over probably the ugliest duckling ever to leave the Mercedes stable. Get a life lads.
    Soft horns? Looking at the eye candy above I would not describe my current state as a soft horn. :D:D:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭jca


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Soft horns? Looking at the eye candy above I would not describe my current state as a soft horn. :D:D:D

    Somebody has to like the ugly one's...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    tc20 wrote: »
    @ W124man - what's the button immediately to the right of the ASR?
    Looks like winter tyres...


    Snow chain button so you weren't far off


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    jca wrote: »
    Jesus I've never seen so much soft horns over probably the ugliest duckling ever to leave the Mercedes stable. Get a life lads.


    Seems as though you're in a club of one ......


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭tc20


    w124man wrote: »
    Snow chain button so you weren't far off
    so how exactly does that work, or what is the function of it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    LIGHTNING wrote: »
    Going to take a punt that it limits the rev's and short shifts?


    That's about it in a nutshell! If I had snow chains I would try it out tomorrow or the day after!


  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭Lazybones


    Quick question for W124man and apologies in advance for bringing the thread slightly off topic.

    Are there any specific UK sites or dealers that you would recommend for sourcing W124's?

    The "horn" is strong! :-)

    Thanks and Well Wear again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭tc20


    @ lazybones - MTSV, specialise in W124, W201s etc..
    Check out their "coming soon" page
    Can't vouch for them personally, but some occasional posters here have dealt with them in the past.
    Strong prices, but quality, generally low milers with good provenance.

    http://www.mtsv.co.uk/Showroom.htm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    check out w124.co.uk aswell.

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    tc20 wrote: »
    @ lazybones - MTSV, specialise in W124, W201s etc..
    Check out their "coming soon" page

    http://www.mtsv.co.uk/Showroom.htm


    My 250TD came via MTSV to an MB club member and then to me. His stuff is good but top of the range prices. Also try Charles Ironside.

    80sDiesel wrote: »
    check out w124.co.uk aswell.


    No longer trading although his website is still up!


    What W124 are you looking for?


  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭Lazybones


    @tc20 80sDiesel and w124man Thanks guys for the helpful pointers, really much appreciated!

    Fantastic knowledge and insight on this forum.

    @w124man - I'm looking at either the 250TD or 300TD Estates.

    I want a practical everyday classic and I think they fit the bill the best.

    My instant reaction when I saw your 250TD was WOW!....... followed by instant jealousy :-)

    It looks like I need to be in the 7K Sterling ballpark for a good one from a dealer.

    I also want to keep it pre 1992 for the best build quality and avoid the wiring loom issue (plus be as close as possible to being on classic tax here too)

    Roll on the day when it becomes a reality!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭Seweryn


    Lazybones wrote: »
    @w124man - I'm looking at either the 250TD or 300TD Estates.

    ...

    I also want to keep it pre 1992 for the best build quality and avoid the wiring loom issue (plus be as close as possible to being on classic tax here too)
    Just to be clear - there is feck all wiring in the models you are after. Once you start the engine it will be able to withstand an electromagnetic bomb. Literally :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    Lazybones wrote: »

    I also want to keep it pre 1992 for the best build quality and avoid the wiring loom issue (plus be as close as possible to being on classic tax here too)



    There are no wiring issues with the W124 diesels and you are best to keep away from the cars with the Sacco Boards which came in 1990


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,414 ✭✭✭tc20


    w124man wrote: »
    the Sacco Boards which came in 1990

    - for the uninitiated; Sacco boards are the lower body moulding/cladding (named after Bruno Sacco, designer)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    w124man wrote: »
    Lazybones wrote: »

    I also want to keep it pre 1992 for the best build quality and avoid the wiring loom issue (plus be as close as possible to being on classic tax here too)



    There are no wiring issues with the W124 diesels and you are best to keep away from the cars with the Sacco Boards which came in 1990
    What is the issue with the Sacco Boards ? Do they retain moisture and thus rust ?

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭80sDiesel


    Also which diesel is better, the 250 or 300?

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,555 ✭✭✭✭Marlow


    26682645028_c4a11ae05d_b.jpg

    I was considering putting the muds with spikes on today ... but, can I bothered to clear the snow off ? :D

    /M


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭Seweryn


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Also which diesel is better, the 250 or 300?
    Both are equally good. They share the same internal parts, i.e. pistons, cylinder liners, valves, connection rods, etc. The bigger engine has one more cylinder.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭Seweryn


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    What is the issue with the Sacco Boards ? Do they retain moisture and thus rust ?
    I did not notice any issues with the boards. The second series in my opinion is just as good as the first one. The last one after 1992 wasn't as great for a number of reasons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭w124man


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    What is the issue with the Sacco Boards ? Do they retain moisture and thus rust ?


    Yes they tend to hide the beginnings of rust. The sill covers in particular are responsible for the jacking point issue and also the front of the sill where the wing bolts on. I take them off every two years and power wash the mud out of them


    This is the drivers rear wheel arch .....


    IMG_2967.jpg

    And this is what was caught behind the sill cover


    IMG_2973.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 847 ✭✭✭gn3dr


    w124man wrote: »
    20eae79b110674337c08687e863910b7ef2f2ec6.jpg


    Spent half an hour in the VRT centre this morning, paid up and got a silly registration number. Interesting chat with the nice lady about the paperwork needed. All legal now!

    Wow that is seriously clean. Same colour as mine (an '86)


  • Registered Users Posts: 34 Corradobri


    This is my 1990 corrado 1.8 16v kr in pearl green.
    Bought it last year as a non runner , almost broke it for parts for another g60 project that I have on the go but decided that it was too clean and original to break .
    Have been working on it as time allows ever since , it's on the road since last April and I've hrough it to a couple of shows and car meetings.


    20180513_200636.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭oldsmokey


    Corradobri wrote: »
    This is my 1990 corrado 1.8 16v kr in pearl green.
    Bought it last year as a non runner , almost broke it for parts for another g60 project that I have on the go but decided that it was too clean and original to break .
    Have been working on it as time allows ever since , it's on the road since last April and I've hrough it to a couple of shows and car meetings.


    20180513_200636.jpg

    Well wear, looks handsome


  • Registered Users Posts: 423 ✭✭jay28


    Mk2 gti 16v small bumper


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    jay28 wrote: »
    Mk2 gti 16v small bumper

    Doesn't live in north wexford by any chance?


  • Registered Users Posts: 423 ✭✭jay28


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Doesn't live in north wexford by any chance?

    Yep it sure does, daily driver.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    jay28 wrote: »
    Yep it sure does, daily driver.

    Lovely car, I've spotted it a couple of times.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭kev1.3s


    Here's a shot of mine the orange one, also gets regular use.


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