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500 SEC = too much to take on for me! New home needed.

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#61 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:07 AM

I have a phone like that.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:43 PM

Things are still paused for some parts - mostly because the 500 SEC has now bitten both of my hands with the heavy doors, and I look like I have black nailpolish! No, seriously though, some parts still haven't arrived. Front suspension needs work desperately, so the Smart, SLK and Six Cylinder's 200TE (which I absolutely MUST get one of my own of because I love it more than the other cars) have been doing the legwork.

 

The 200TE hasn't been ignored, however...

 

For a while, it was driving about with the centre console in bits.

 

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This has now been rearranged, and one of my spare up to date (HAH) radios installed with a USB port. All four speakers work, the fader control just passively sits there but you can fade out the rear speakers if you want.

 

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Though Amazon still sends CDs.

 

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The sunvisor no longer hangs loose...

 

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The interior light works again...

 

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Who doesn't love a sunroof.

 

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The antenna now has a proper grommet on it...

 

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And personally, I'd like to sort this out, but...

 

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There are limits to tinkering, right?

 

Still, with a face like this...

 

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Would could resist putting the shine back in the star?

 

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And it has been on adventures, because of aforementioned wobbly SEC front end...

 

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Fortunately that's Kidderminster, not Dubai. Though I've no doubt you could drive it to Dubai. And back.

 

Jobs on the list:

Clean engine of oil mess, repair and restore PCV system

Repair wire from driver's door lock to central locking (means carpets out, bleh)

Replace broken/gaffertaped rear light board with good secondhand one

Clean and check duovalve for heater

Replace bulbs in heater controls

Replace missing ashtray in rear

Refit door panel

Locate new speaker panel and refit (one from it is broken)

Change ATF and filters as much as possible (forget if these have torque drains or not)

Have a prod at fixing loose/not working headlamp wiper

 

Jobs not on the list, but I'd do if I had time/funds/were my car

 

Replace both front wings

Repair rear quarters in the usual places, make good rust areas near scrape but leave dent and scrape where it's not causing problems

Upgrade all speakers, fit DAB head unit and use front aerial location for DAB antenna


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1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

Non-owned residents: Saab 9-3 Auto SE. Visitors: Rover 60, CX20 Pallas, Saab 9-3 1.8t Cabrio, 200TE, Volvo 740

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:01 PM

I saw a post on New24 of the mind that you have a need to own a W124.

 

The shite gods heard and my usual ebay trawl is brimming with finds. All later cars unfortunately, but they are cheap.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

£750 BIN

7 Seater, 2 litre

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£200, no MOT, suspected head gasket

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MOT June 2017, 2.2l pez auto, cloth seats

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 06:10 PM

I have a need to own an S124, technically, but I like those suggestions :D

 

This caught my eye. Wonder what the subframe mounts and jacking points are like.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=282173692711


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1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

Non-owned residents: Saab 9-3 Auto SE. Visitors: Rover 60, CX20 Pallas, Saab 9-3 1.8t Cabrio, 200TE, Volvo 740

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:02 PM

I have a need to own an S124, technically, but I like those suggestions :D

This caught my eye. Wonder what the subframe mounts and jacking points are like.

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=282173692711

Nice house. Looks like he can afford full maintenance.
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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:52 PM

Nice house. Looks like he can afford full maintenance.

 

 

but not stoop to gaffer tape over the arch and front wings...


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1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

Any updates on the SEC? I still have a major trouser tent for these.

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

MoT expired on this, but it can't get a new one until I replace the combi relay as one indicator flashes randomly if the lights are on, and the hazards flash double speed on one side. Still waiting for the window seal to show up, too.

 

Chances are this one has to go, as life got really intensely weird and now I'm trying to pick up the pieces. Not helped by the C5 being (probably) written off. S'okay though, I used it as an excuse to buy another Sera.


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1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

Non-owned residents: Saab 9-3 Auto SE. Visitors: Rover 60, CX20 Pallas, Saab 9-3 1.8t Cabrio, 200TE, Volvo 740

Currently in favour: My friends. Currently out of favour: World Politics.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

This definitely has to go - it's too big for my little car ramp so I can't work on anything underneath easily (what people don't notice given how much I run about normally - my right leg is smooshed at the bottom and various pain issues mean jacks and stands result in a lot of frustration), and although I hoped I might manage to do all these things and at least see it through to another MoT, the Sera's headgasket going means the project pile REALLY doesn't need a 500 SEC in it as well.

 

Early posts show what it is - the main issue stopping me taking it for an MoT is the hazard lights/random right turn signal behaviour. Hazards flash double speed on the left, the right turn signal sometimes flashes if the lights are on. Just once, randomly, but it does it frequently enough on a night drive to be annoying.

 

Pretty sure the issue lies in the N10 combi relay. These are specific to C140s, though I found one that looks right-but-with-trailer-option on eBay and am tempted to try it - have sent an offer - but the direct replacement is available for £240 most places. I did try opening the one in the car to check the soldering but it's a bastard of a design, not like the K40 on the SLK.

 

Other than that bar a few little things - the messed up Becker radio being removed entirely (it was fitted later, and badly) and replaced with a generic MP3-capable USB thing, still waiting for the worn out window seal - it's much as I got it, it's been stored under cover and run occasionally. It gave better fuel economy than the S280 I've played with this year and pulls very well, there are some knocks from the front - again, inability to just lift it up off the ground means I haven't dealt wth those.

 

It owes me £1500+some random bits. I'm open to offers, but since I've seen most project ones sell for more on eBay (including a 420 with bashed doors!) nothing too below that. The Becker Silvertstone, head unit and tuner might fetch a bit on eBay but aren't in perfect order. Technically Mercedes owe me a backordered offside rear window seal - I really hoped that would arrive! The seal below the back window has been replaced at least. PX really not up my street at the moment - I'm overcommitted with cars needing repairs now and Chris's Volvo 740 rather than being an entertaining diversion is the only thing I've got I can rely on!

 

If there's no interest - I totally understand. This is a big complex car; it'll be headed eBaywards with some effort made but I just don't have the time to do that without neglecting other things :/


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1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

Non-owned residents: Saab 9-3 Auto SE. Visitors: Rover 60, CX20 Pallas, Saab 9-3 1.8t Cabrio, 200TE, Volvo 740

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

And along it comes, just at the wrong time :-(

 

Good luck with it anyway - it should sail away on Ebay.


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1999 S BMW E36 318i Touring. Daily shite.

 

 

 

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:26 PM

Son of a....
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

Bit the bullet and obtained a new* N10/2 Combi relay - it's the same part but with support for a towing package, so I'm optimistic it'll work and perhaps be even more tolerant since it's intended for C140, W140 and R129 alike - but definitely the same module, there's nowhere to put two of them! Once it arrives I'll see if I get weird double-rate indicators again.

 

I sense an MoT in this thing's near future.

 

Got sick of idiots on RR who don't get "quick sale", and added a grand to the price ;) If it doesn't go and I get money in from other sources I'm still tempted to replace the front wings, but I have too much on, less space than I had before and more stress.


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Current fleet:

1998 SLK 230K, 1993 500 SEC, '02 Twingo 1 Phase 2, '06 RX8 192'91 Sera Phase II

Outgoing:  500 SEC. Incoming: Some sort of Volvo.

Non-owned residents: Saab 9-3 Auto SE. Visitors: Rover 60, CX20 Pallas, Saab 9-3 1.8t Cabrio, 200TE, Volvo 740

Currently in favour: My friends. Currently out of favour: World Politics.






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