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Simple question : If you are in Australia here on the Forum just Reply here with the city & which W140 you have.
Sometimes I come across some hidden parts and contact individual members with the need for these parts .
Members that wont reply ,chances are you miss out on hard to find parts in the future here in Australia .
Some members here already have there hard to find or to expensive to ship/post part because I know who they are & Where . :thumbsup:

I'm in Sydney \:crybaby2:/ 93-S600. \:eek:/
 

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I think we'll be driving to Wollongong but I'm not too sure - I'm still waiting for Chris (Merc-S600) to reply hahaha.


I'm bringing a few of my students too because they've never been to Wollongong before.
 

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It's a bad weekend to drive around , rain ,double demerits, 2 of our w140's are of the road for a short time .like General Rommel's & Perko's plus I'm uberbusy with work ,I'm so busy since I got the car and have not stop't yet ,I don't even have the time to do any descent modifications to it , I cant move as I'm invited elsewere this long weekend on top of that (not that I want to go there ),even that I would love to drag along ,we should organize an Easter drive that leaves us good time to plan ahead ,how many member are coming & where we go ,it also gives members or participants more time to fix there cars if they need to .
Kiama way would be a good location to drive to .Set a date ,a deadline with time for meet up in the morning etc & that is it , plan the rute with restaurant etc ,forget the beachgirls as our 140's are better looking anyway so don't even go there ,lol . :thumbsup:

HOWARD : I got your message but forgot to reply to it .
Get more members to sign here so we know who to contact if they choose or would like to join us , I nearly stop't a good looking w140 this morning that was ahead of me in traffic , I don't think he is a member here (Brown metallic 140 in Rockdale area with rear lights completely black & big wheels as well ) any one know this one ? .
 

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It's a bad weekend to drive around , rain ,double demerits, 2 of our w140's are of the road for a short time .like General Rommel's & Perko's plus I'm uberbusy with work ,I'm so busy since I got the car and have not stop't yet ,I don't even have the time to do any descent modifications to it , I cant move as I'm invited elsewere this long weekend on top of that (not that I want to go there ),even that I would love to drag along ,we should organize an Easter drive that leaves us good time to plan ahead ,how many member are coming & where we go ,it also gives members or participants more time to fix there cars if they need to .
Kiama way would be a good location to drive to .Set a date ,a deadline with time for meet up in the morning etc & that is it , plan the rute with restaurant etc ,forget the beachgirls as our 140's are better looking anyway so don't even go there ,lol . :thumbsup:

HOWARD : I got your message but forgot to reply to it .

Sounds good, Chris!

Let's do that.
 

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Sounds good, Chris!

Let's do that.
If I go down to the Mercedes Benz club in five dock there are a few of my friends that would love to join in as well if they are there , next time I pass closer to five dock I leave a note at the club .
When you do something we have in mind you need quantity ,like a convoy ,that's when it strikes you ,not just 2/3 cars .Count me out because you wont see me anyway ,probably just a flash of the almighty 600 passing you guys , see my signature which reveals the mistery of the flash , lol ,only kidding . :thumbsup:
 

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I'm picking up a 1996 S280 tomorrow. It needs some love so I'll be needing parts for it's gearbox problem, engine oil leak, and who knows what else.

I'm in Wollongong.
Welcome to the forum Joe , tell us more about you car ,1st W140 ? . Doing the drive at easter time should give everyone that likes to join enough time to adjust or fix there cars for a good long run ,I will think of something good to drive to ,Jervis bay way is probably to long and demanding due to its many turns . Suggestions are welcome from anyone .
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Maybe we should drive straight through Sydney city & show everyone with there new cars ,what a real car looks like ,lol .
A good drive would be through Sydney-Harbour bridge - Mosman -Manly way and all around the other way Frenches forest coming back through Gladesville /Ryde back to were we started from ,basically a huge circle all around Sydney total driving time would be around 4-5 hours with stops etc expect all day ,takes more time to take the pictures then driving ,Howard knows all about pictures already for how long it takes to take them,lol . :thumbsup:
 

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HOWARD : I got your message but forgot to reply to it .
Get more members to sign here so we know who to contact if they choose or would like to join us , I nearly stop't a good looking w140 this morning that was ahead of me in traffic , I don't think he is a member here (Brown metallic 140 in Rockdale area with rear lights completely black & big wheels as well ) any one know this one ? .
I wish I could get more 140 owners to join haha. I don't know about Rockdale but....there are quite a few 140s in Hurstville -

A brownish 500 (it's got the 92-93 tail lights)
A '95 (I think) S500 with an updated S600 grille
A S350 Turbodiesel (She won't be interested in joining us lol)

There are also a lot of them in Punchbowl and Bankstown-

I've seen a 600SEL (It's got 95 tail lights but is badged 600SEL) near Park Avenue.
Used to see a 'Green P' S320 on Juno Parade
A S420 on Park Avenue
2 S500s (One 500SEL but I haven't seen him for a long long time so it's probably gone)

A lot of these 140s are beat up except for that 600SEL - it's clean as can be lol.
 

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I wish I could get more 140 owners to join haha. I don't know about Rockdale but....there are quite a few 140s in Hurstville -

A brownish 500 (it's got the 92-93 tail lights)
A '95 (I think) S500 with an updated S600 grille
A S350 Turbodiesel (She won't be interested in joining us lol)

There are also a lot of them in Punchbowl and Bankstown-

I've seen a 600SEL (It's got 95 tail lights but is badged 600SEL) near Park Avenue.
Used to see a 'Green P' S320 on Juno Parade
A S420 on Park Avenue
2 S500s (One 500SEL but I haven't seen him for a long long time so it's probably gone)

A lot of these 140s are beat up except for that 600SEL - it's clean as can be lol.
Beat up w140's are not owners that are enthusitated about the car or stop't being it , I don't think they will come along not only that but they ruin the image of the car for other's the way I see it , I hate it when I see a 140 let down with peeled of paint & or real dirty & panels bend everywhere ,those can stay where they are or fix it up to join in .
When my car goes onto the road at any time ,it is like she is going to a concourse D'elegance every time , I get critised for it but I don't care , you have seen my car close up Howard & that is exactly how she looks right now .
Usually when people go on holidays with there car they go to the Motel 1st , I don't , I look for a carwash 1st then the Motel ,lol. :thumbsup:
 

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Beat up w140's are not owners that are enthusitated about the car or stop't being it , I don't think they will come along not only that but they ruin the image of the car for other's the way I see it , I hate it when I see a 140 let down with peeled of paint & or real dirty & panels bend everywhere ,those can stay where they are or fix it up to join in .
When my car goes onto the road at any time ,it is like she is going to a concourse D'elegance every time , I get critised for it but I don't care , you have seen my car close up Howard & that is exactly how she looks right now .
Usually when people go on holidays with there car they go to the Motel 1st , I don't , I look for a carwash 1st then the Motel ,lol. :thumbsup:

Good point - I need to get my car fixed in terms of cosmetics lol.


Please lemme know when you get your hands on that grille! I'll drive over to your place and pay you!
 

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Welcome to the forum Joe , tell us more about you car ,1st W140 ? . Doing the drive at easter time should give everyone that likes to join enough time to adjust or fix there cars for a good long run ,I will think of something good to drive to ,Jervis bay way is probably to long and demanding due to its many turns . Suggestions are welcome from anyone .
Thanks for the welcome.

1st Merc, W140 seems like a good place to start :D I bought in a bit of a rush because my other cars AC blew up and not enough time and money up my sleeve to find a perfect example just now.

1996 S280 Navy blue, 217,000km's, was sold new in Singapore, barely any log entries, no reverse, decent engine oil leak somewhere (however the oil level is too high), if provoked with fast off the line full throttle the engine stutters for a half second, seems to idle a bit too low, inside of front tires scrubbing (hopefully just needs alignment!) engine temp gauge flickers at times, gear selector illumination comes and goes, light switch isn't 100% trustworthy in the off position, both sides rear view mirror bodies need attention, couple of interior rattles, seats are dried out with some minor marks otherwise looks pretty good, all electrics and AC work fine however the windows need a lube up, wind noise coming from missing 1inch portion on drivers side rubber trim, subtle but large dent low on drivers side 3/4 panel, small dent above LHS rear tail light, two other very small body dents, scuff marks and areas of flaked off paint on front and rear bars, missing LHS front bumper insert, dent in chrome under boot.

By the looks of the paint and trim it has been garaged for most but not all it's life. From all the minor battle scars this car looks to be original or has only had minor damage in its life but I did notice the lower corners of the front window have bubbles trapped under it. Not sure if that means it's been replaced or if that's the work of the factory.

IMO it looks respectable otherwise I would not have bought it. Yes it needs work but I am able to do most of it myself. With many hours of my time fixing the small problems and big mechanical problems, front and rear bars resprayed, a bit of touch up paint and some paintless dent removal I think it will come up very well.

 

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Thanks for the welcome.

1st Merc, W140 seems like a good place to start :D I bought in a bit of a rush because my other cars AC blew up and not enough time and money up my sleeve to find a perfect example just now.

1996 S280 Navy blue, 217,000km's, was sold new in Singapore, barely any log entries, no reverse, decent engine oil leak somewhere (however the oil level is too high), if provoked with fast off the line full throttle the engine stutters for a half second, seems to idle a bit too low, inside of front tires scrubbing (hopefully just needs alignment!) engine temp gauge flickers at times, gear selector illumination comes and goes, light switch isn't 100% trustworthy in the off position, both sides rear view mirror bodies need attention, couple of interior rattles, seats are dried out with some minor marks otherwise looks pretty good, all electrics and AC work fine however the windows need a lube up, wind noise coming from missing 1inch portion on drivers side rubber trim, subtle but large dent low on drivers side 3/4 panel, small dent above LHS rear tail light, two other very small body dents, scuff marks and areas of flaked off paint on front and rear bars, missing LHS front bumper insert, dent in chrome under boot.

By the looks of the paint and trim it has been garaged for most but not all it's life. From all the minor battle scars this car looks to be original or has only had minor damage in its life but I did notice the lower corners of the front window have bubbles trapped under it. Not sure if that means it's been replaced or if that's the work of the factory.

IMO it looks respectable otherwise I would not have bought it. Yes it needs work but I am able to do most of it myself. With many hours of my time fixing the small problems and big mechanical problems, front and rear bars resprayed, a bit of touch up paint and some paintless dent removal I think it will come up very well.

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She looks good on the picture Joe , I'm sure you can manage a few of those fixes that the car needs , the window probably just needs a new revet on the other side to stop it from falling those few centimetres down to let the air in by the sound of it .
Change the spark plugs ,filter & see if it still studder's along , how does the petrol filter rotors/rotorcap look ? .
When you say it has to much oil ,how much is to much ,how high does it go on the dipstick ? ,check transmission oil ,if that has to much in it as well,it comes back out from a valve beween the engine & transmission direction spilling oil onto the exhaust creating white smoke . :thumbsup:
 
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