cool post ( could not resist) they are great cars
In my opinion they are of the best mid-size cars ever made. It compares with many modern cars. I prefer it over the CV (except for the trunk size) that I had to get as an insurance. There is no telling when these old ones might act up all the sudden.
Originally Posted by DeutscheFahrer
Kind of like the (very) old Timex watch ads--"They keep on ticking...". Marvelous testimony to the extreme parameters for which these automobiles were designed. Nice looking vehicle.
Thanks Carl. Spent lots of time, money and efforts to preserve its looks (taking your compliment for my w124 not w124 per-say
). No dealing with the dealer tho, except to get the original coolant thermostat rated 87C while other parts shops only sell unapproved ones; mostly 65C.
As long as they are well maintained, they will live on forever. Something that does not apply to many other cars these days.
This is how my diesel deals with the heat, when engine fan with new clutch are still in the ,.. trunk
Last 2 summers are colder on west coast, but I did drive in 140F few times.
I am in Las Vegas right now with my Ford truck and they forecast 113F for Friday, what will make the freeway at about 125F.
I am not worry >>>> I put Mercedes coolant (not Zerex) into my truck .
Hi there Kajtek1.
I heard that, and please correct me if I'm wrong, diesels don't produce, or need, as much heat as gassers. I'm also not sure if they use the same thermostat rating.
Never knew other places than here could reach 140F (60C).
Don't they tell the max on forecast? They do so where I live.
Back when I first bought the car, it had 65C thermostat installed and the gauge read (past tense) almost the same as on your pic on ambient temps around 45C (113F).
What mixture of coolant + distilled water do you use on the truck? the one recommended by Ford or Mercedes? Perhaps I'll do the same once my CV ends its warranty.
Is the coolant temp gauge real or dummy? Do readings improve over the Zerex?
Sorry, too many questions