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Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   04-04-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
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I bought a pair of the early-style black textured...

I bought a pair of the early-style black textured covers from eBay. The plastic is of a different sort to original in weight and texture, the finish is also lower-quality than OEM predictably enough...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-25-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Moth
The only reason some people in Britain don't...

The only reason some people in Britain don't treat their cars in the same way is because of the strict MOT (Ministry of Transport) test that all vehicles must undergo yearly. Even so I have seen...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-24-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Moth
Lol, good luck to the guy trying to get 'a...

Lol, good luck to the guy trying to get 'a serious amount of money' for a poor-looking part for a completely different car!
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-22-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,166
Posted By Moth
The standard bars are very useful and a great...

The standard bars are very useful and a great piece of equipment. Not for truck-style roof loading with half a ton of whatever stuff people insist on dragging along with them on holiday, obviously,...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-21-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,962
Posted By Moth
Attachment fail...

Attachment fail...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-21-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Moth
Yeah, I know. Just saw it today, that's all -...

Yeah, I know. Just saw it today, that's all - thought it may amuse. obviously not, never mind.
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,962
Posted By Moth
Great model, well done. The best rendering I've...

Great model, well done. The best rendering I've seen.

Funnily enough a young relative of mine who was staying with us recently brought his Playstation and plays a lot of Grand Theft Auto. He...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-21-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Moth
Hello. So, you have an unusual car for the US and...

Hello. So, you have an unusual car for the US and Britain - these base diesels were offered in Europe in factory taxi-spec and were popular in Southern and Eastern Europe where economy and build...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-21-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Moth
Can't be too bad if the only remaining ill...

Can't be too bad if the only remaining ill effects are inoperative rear windows.

Sometimes people like to take a gamble on a car, bring something back to life - for the love of it as much as the...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-20-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Moth
Replacing your first regulator, if you're...

Replacing your first regulator, if you're anything like me, will be a 2-hour session of fiddling, trial and error and curses. The next one takes 15 minutes once you have conquered the first, it's...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-17-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Moth
Yeah, it'll be running sweet again. Well, 'sweet'...

Yeah, it'll be running sweet again. Well, 'sweet' is a relative term for the M111's, they like to remind you they're there when you push them in low gears with a harsh metallic roar that's not very...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By Moth
You can say that again, Kevin - my car has...

You can say that again, Kevin - my car has records of a water leak in the rear noticed at a main dealer service when it was 3 years old! The windows on the wagon are very pretty partly because of the...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-11-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By Moth
I'd like to tell you that I did everything the...

I'd like to tell you that I did everything the proper way - removed the windows, cleaned the frames, treated any paint imperfections and reinstalled with new seals, but that would be a terrible lie....
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   03-10-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By Moth
I can only imagine that MB purposefully designed...

I can only imagine that MB purposefully designed the rear of the estates to leak all the way around because I have never ever seen a completely dry one - they ALL have tell-tale water marks in that...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   01-16-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,171
Posted By Moth
Yep, these are the rules in the UK now, too. I...

Yep, these are the rules in the UK now, too. I called my local dealer last Thursday and it's the same deal - they have to see the car and photograph the VIN plate themselves before ordering (as well...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   01-12-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By Moth
Much praise, nothing we didn't all know already,...

Much praise, nothing we didn't all know already, right? Over in the UK there are increasing numbers of similar articles in the motoring press too.

Apart from the wrong production dates, there's...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   10-10-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,625
Posted By Moth
I agree with Mr. Sbaert. The first 4Matics are an...

I agree with Mr. Sbaert. The first 4Matics are an unsound choice, especially when considering that all 124's cost a lot to keep in top mechanical condition without any of that fragile running gear to...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   10-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,505
Posted By Moth
My estate has a large 2KG Gloria, with an...

My estate has a large 2KG Gloria, with an MB-specific label still on it (the star is there along with the usual Gloria logo). The rear windows still bear faded Gloria 'extinguisher on board'...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   10-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Moth
Thank you Clive, you're a gentleman. The guy in...

Thank you Clive, you're a gentleman. The guy in the tyre shop shoved a large trolley jack under without much effort to find a goid jack point. I'll check it out as you suggest.

Cheers, all the...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   09-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Moth
Thanks Mate, I've actually read some of your...

Thanks Mate, I've actually read some of your previous posts on the subject and will refer to them when testing. I'll certainly clean and reset as you say.

ABS works, light is on constantly and...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   09-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Moth
ABS Light after wheel change...

Hello. A boring question for you guys, but it would be great to hear your opinions before I start working on the problem...

Just had a puncture repaired, rear wheel, at a tyre shop. As soon as I...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   08-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 542,657
Posted By Moth
Makes sense - the standard set-up over-reads by...

Makes sense - the standard set-up over-reads by 4mph at 70, which seems to be the standard German speed-trap fail-safe...

Does your speedo under-read at lower speeds? That could get you into...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   08-04-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 542,657
Posted By Moth
Another annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) test...

Another annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) test passed today, with no advisories. That's another year of trouble-free motoring for my estate, despite heavy use over the last six months.

I have...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   08-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,722
Posted By Moth
That's... amazing. Thanks for sharing the clip. ...

That's... amazing. Thanks for sharing the clip.

We will be touring in our van this Summer, and leaving the S124 at home for a rest. I have used it too hard this year, 20,000 miles since Christmas...
Forum: W124 E,CE,D,TD Class   07-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,722
Posted By Moth
Man, those Brazilian-built type 2's are pretty...

Man, those Brazilian-built type 2's are pretty terrible - really poor build quality, awful trim and modern fittings, and a wheezy 1.4 poverty-spec engine that was once fitted to the VW Polo. Just as...
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