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Old 11-05-2016, 09:37 AM   #11
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haha Dad tank, great name. That looks mint for its age, thats the thing about these older mercs they age so well. Still looks fresh.

My father in law has one, made for motorway cruising!
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:50 AM   #12
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My father in law has one, made for motorway cruising!
That is the main reason I opted for one. I don't do mega mileage day to day, probably around 150-200 miles a month.

But I do 260 miles in one stint every other weekend so it gets that good run that a diesel needs. Plus I really enjoy that 5am motorway cruise in a nice comfy car and this is definitely comfy.
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:05 PM   #13
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Lovely jubbly, sorry but I prefer it to your other merc, I still think mercs of this era looked better screwed together.
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Really nice example that....

I also liked your Saab though! Hope you got a good deal for it.
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:06 PM   #15
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Will you miss the Estate format of the Saab?

Merc looks nice, if its the V6 model (i think it is) just check the Turbo seal is seated correct. Many many people who service these (main dealers especially) have a habbit of not putting them on correct.

The result can be oil dripping onto the solenoid below.

This is the seal (the big red/orange thing) only about £18 off Mercedes Newcastle on ebay. Comes with the smaller one too. This is a part for a modified oil catch here but if the seal is on correct you don't need this drip tray really.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/v-cl...ctor-mb-c.html
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Old 11-05-2016, 03:09 PM   #16
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Mine looked worse than this - Only ever been serviced at Merc - NEVER again whilst I have it but that's another story.

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Old 11-05-2016, 03:57 PM   #17
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Lovely jubbly, sorry but I prefer it to your other merc, I still think mercs of this era looked better screwed together.
Side by side the CLS is a more handsome car, just has great lines and for me just holds that certain something. Even non-AMG models look good. But it is subjective and the E class is a handsome saloon car so don't blame you for liking it.

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Really nice example that....

I also liked your Saab though! Hope you got a good deal for it.
Thanks mate. I hope I get a good deal too haha, it's still hidden down the driveway. Although had some interest from a few people so we shall see.

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Will you miss the Estate format of the Saab?

Merc looks nice, if its the V6 model (i think it is) just check the Turbo seal is seated correct. Many many people who service these (main dealers especially) have a habbit of not putting them on correct.

The result can be oil dripping onto the solenoid below.

This is the seal (the big red/orange thing) only about £18 off Mercedes Newcastle on ebay. Comes with the smaller one too. This is a part for a modified oil catch here but if the seal is on correct you don't need this drip tray really.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/v-cl...ctor-mb-c.html
The estate format won't worry me too much, the boot in the E is pretty vast, longer than the Saabs but obviously lacking the depth. Rarely did I have to move the parcel shelf/roller blind out of the way in the Saab apart from the rare runs to the tip so I'm not too worried on that part. The space in the back seats is more relevant and the E class has that nailed.

Thanks for the heads up on that, I'll have al look at that link too.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:56 PM   #18
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Managed to get outside before the light disappeared and gave the interior a proper vacuum.

I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the footwells were under the mats, it's certainly never been driven without them.



The Mats are original but still tidy, I gave them a vacuum. They're thick and tough as old boots but came up nice and gave the Merc badges a quick clean.



Not a bad place to be.







The door sills were looking a bit sorry for themselves. Quick once over with some Autoglym Metal Polish and a bit shinier.

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Then onto swapping out the old tired looking number plates and some clean looking pressed plates. Became a fan of pressed plates on my CLS and Saab.

Nice and clean underneath







Next up will be the exterior but that can wait until the weekend. I won't get a chance to give it a 100% clean but it'll certainly get a quick once over with something like Dodo Juice Need for Speed.
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Lovely car.

Avoid one of those Northern Irish plates - it looks easily classy enough, and a DAZ plate would perhaps even drag it down a little (just my opinion of course)
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I agree mate I wouldn't go for DAZ but if anything a random selection of numbers maybe.

I'm in no rush though, in slowly but surely getting it as clean as I like. Fitted my Dashcam tonight too.

Think that's about it really until I wash the outside.
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