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Hey @Biped ,

I'm just about to pull the trigger on a 2002 Chalcedon Blau S500, same colour interior as yours

I'll let you know if all goes to plan.

LOL, I can tell your Irish ................. Are you into Rallying by any chance ? .................... "Ditchfinders"

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Used to watch it a lot when the Circuit of Ireland was a proper circuit. Sadly costs killed it off to some small stages now but still great technical parts to it. I did think about getting into forest rallying but too expensive. I grew up on the back roads of the west of Ireland so we rallied everything we could get our hands on when I was young, surprised I made it this far at all??

I was also close to getting involved in a race car with a buddy here in the Future Classics" series but again the costs of racing are mental - even cheap racing (what a ridiculous statement). I bought the Porsche instead.

Anyway - I had a look though the diagnostics and pulled all the codes. Most are historic which I guess can be erased. The current ones I imagine are leaks on the PSE system so might just leave them alone as it would seem that the system disables the relevant outputs and they aren't critical at the moment.

So it looks like a full service, new tyres and get her ready for the winter season. Then drive her on and see what happens.

*****Error codes from scan on 08-06-2019*****

B1521-003 Historic
Exterior mirror adjustment and heating - folding feature short or open circuit

B1193-000 Historic
Component S87 / 4s1 Power locking Micro switch is closed for longer than 80 s

B1600-001 Historic
E6/6 Right exterior Mirror turn signal lamp - open circuit

B1113-001 Historic
215 Seat adjustment 3 at component N96/1 Left door control module. Faulty or sticky switch

B1521-003 Historic
Exterior mirror adjustment and heating - folding feature short or open circuit

B1193-000 Historic
Component S86 / 2s1 Power locking Micro switch is closed fort longer than 80 s

B1535-002 Historic
K18/4 Left front seat belt convenience feature solenoid - open circuit

B1438-012 Current
Over the safety time: multi outline back rest.

B1442-012 Current
Over the safety time: driver door.

B1615 Historic
Component E4e2 Right tail lamp and parking lamp in module E$ (Right tail lamp) is faulty
**This bulb failed when I collected so replaced it - guess the fault is logged as historic.
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Hi,

Yeah, fully agree with your diagnosis and look forward to seeing your progress getting the old gal up to scratch

I have completed the purchase of that 2001 S500 to break for parts now, it is safely at Mels sons house and he's driving it up to me at the end of this week
If you are needing any bitties and can't get 'em locally give me a shout.

I used to Stage Rally up here, jeez you think Ireland is dear for Motorsport, our MSA keep introducing the most stupid rules, like f.e. a Clubby Car has to have new Seats every 5 years, Harnesses, HANS Device, Helmets etc etc................

Due to 2 long term family illnesses and eventual deaths, I couldn't use my Rally Car much
For around 3 years all I did was one local event per year, so I reckon I sat in those seats about 15 times in all, so now if I wanted to use the Car again I had to junk them, junk the harnesses, junk my Helmet and also buy a Hans ..................

Hmmmmmmm, time to give up then, so I sold the Rally Car last December and bought an SLK

I can get in the SLK any day of the week and go for a blast, and I don't need Ear Defenders


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Had some more time so finished piecing together the history for the car in order to determine where it's at and also decide what parts were needed. I've detailed it in a spreadsheet cos everyone loves a spreadsheet.

Overall it hasn't been totally neglected but I'd say its better to go all out now and establish a baseline mechanically. There's no rush to do it at the moment, hildasy and travel coming uo so it will be September. Looks like plugs, leads, oil, filter, gearbox filter, oil and electrical connector, air filters, cabin filters and brake fluid flush. That should have the barge back to a solid mechanical base anyway. Parts probably coming in around 350 for that. Significant service gap post financial crash but it was with the same owner who had it for 132 months so I'm guessing he had it checked annually as he seemed diligent about it but who knows.

Interior has been sorted and is now a very nice place, head unit upgrade would be nice but not sure if I want to throw the cash at that. I might leave it and spend the dosh on 4 new Vredestein Quatrac 5. They have good reviews for winter driving and are also rated as being quiet in keeping with the barge thinking.

I will also have a crack at some of the rust bubbles, from reading many seem to say leave them alone as once you start you never stop but it would tidy it up a lot. Headlights need refurbishing, particularly the nearside (drivers may have been replaced due to the difference) but all that's minimal material cost just elbow grease and time.

I intend to run it as the weekend cruiser over the winter when the Boxster is off the road. I doubt whatever I spend on it will ever be recouped if sold so its really for my comfort and pleasure along with maybe learning something along the way.

Anyone with any experience please throw in your 2c in case I am missing something obvious. History and pic of most OEM looking Ali express head unit below - maybe that should go to a vote.



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Hi,

ERISIN Android is one of the best upgrades you can do, together with at least Reverse Camera and TPMS upgrades.
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I haven't tried the Mekede, but yeah, Erisin's Android unit has so far been a good performer. Also considering trying out Seicane's, given some of the reviews.
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