A good reason to have good undercoating.
As long as the aging W124 is in good shape, driving fast is not an issue. Been doing it for 6 years. Rather be in a 14 year old W124 than in a newer Japanese car (as safety is concerned)It gives you pause when you read about guys going 100 mph+ in their aging W124s. I hope they don't end up dead or kill someone else.
My Iny didn't seem to have any trouble finding a new perch. At least I think it was a new one they had welded onto the car. I looked at the repair when they did the job, but now I can't even remember if was a new perch. I'm pretty sure it was a new one, rather than just a repair of the old one that I think was a bit twisted. I will take a look under my car and also ask my Indy on Monday where they sourced the perch.my 1994 e220 (w124) has just suffered a failed/rusted spring perch. I'm in the UK, can anyone help me source replacement parts please? 6 months ago i replaced both front springs with after market types, not lowered or anything like that, but when the perch failed, it also snapped the end off the spring. Fortunately, it failed while the car was stationary!!!!
I don't think that "driving fast" is an issue here, as long as you are aware of, and have taken care of, the issue as being discussed. I'd rather NOT be in a "14 year old W124" if the freakin' spring is gonna pop out at 120mph.As long as the aging W124 is in good shape, driving fast is not an issue. Been doing it for 6 years. Rather be in a 14 year old W124 than in a newer Japanese car (as safety is concerned)
There are two screws far forward in the box (inside)Now I just have to figure out how to get the little make-believe quasi "glove box" off the center driveline "hump" in my 400E (they put the little make believe glove box there due to the fact that they couldn't figure out how to have a dash-mounted glove box along with a airbag in the dash). I gotta get the little sliding opening "glove box" outta the way so's I can remove the one little stinkin' screw so I can remove the zebrano wood panel that contains the power window switches, etc. so that I can remove the cheapo Becker radio so's that I can finally get some decent audio in that car. But, I digress, as I often do these days..........................
YES! By Golly, You Are Right. I just didn't have enough ambient light to see them little suckers! BINGO, problem solved. Thanks a Lot! :bowdown: Oh, and by the way, these two screws.........well, see, I'm a member of the ASME, and call my self an engineer, but why would these two screws be the very same screws that you'd screw sheetrock to metal studs with? Perhaps they POSSIBLY could be NOT OEM?There are two screws far forward in the box (inside)
Yea, I kinda figured that, but I wanted to have complete access to the wiring instead of having to work with whatever amount of it that came outta the empty space and, besides, I wanted to be able to get the window switches out and give them a good cleaning and I needed to get to the backside of the ashtray and replace a wire that had come loose. I'm glad that I did go ahead and pull the whole shebang out. The ground (the major grounding point, I assume, by looking at it) was only finger tight................kinda makes me think that, during the 20 years preceding my "intervention" that somebody else must have been messing around in there! I did find a little hand-written note in a 2"x2" piece of paper that said "Have a Nice Day" with a little "Smiley Face" drawn on it. So cute....!Ahem. Uh, you know that the stock Becker radio can be removed without pulling any of the aforementioned items, right? It comes out without removing anything else, actually...
Maybe I need to retract the "cheapo" comment (since I now have a very good, very marvelous, 100% German, Becker radio for sale..)I'm not sure I'd characterize the Becker as "cheapo", but as Dave suggested, none of the previously mentioned procedures seem very necessary for the task at hand
So has mine. I searched the forum and found numerous individuals that welded new perch's on. My issue is, I'm not sure there is good metal back there to do that. I can put my fingers right through it.My front passenger side spring perch just let go..