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w124 fan e200 e320 sportline


im a w124 fan.

bought my first w124 last year. silvergrey 1994 e200. 106000km
bought my second w124 a month ago. almandine red. 1994 e320 sportline. 182000km

the sportline will become my baby.

she needs lots of tlc. and im willing to give.

i went to my local merc dealer for an assessment of the sportline.

damn nearly broke my heart!

repair costs one third quoted the amount i paid for her!

ive been sitting here sulking all day now thinking about this. after studying my 5 printed pages of quotation.... a little light went on.... i searched the net for blogs and found this.

with careful inspection ive noticed that the w124 parts on my quote are hellish cheap!! (compared to the 2006 bmw 530d i had before!). the service items which are interchangable are hellish expensive. like the oil and brake pads.

i will try to repair most myself. the list is long, but im patient.

will update as i, nay, we, progress...

but for now, still i read and learn..
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i went to the agents today to order some parts.

spark plugs
air filter
oil filter
fan belt tensioner shock

wll buy the oils and belts elsewhere tomorrrow.

btw, the e320 front and rear discs prices were incorrectly quoted as per 230e...
monday i will receive my e320 discs for the price of the e320 discs.. not sure whether i should feel bad..

i reckon castrol transmax??
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