Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Sunday Stupidity - 320T's 300td Merc


  • Please log in to reply
155 replies to this topic

#31 OFFLINE   skattrd

skattrd

    Rank: Lancia Beta

  • Full Members
  • 6,235 posts
  • 14 thanks
  • LocationLincs
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:39 PM

All Merc dizzles I've had have been very slow to warm up in winter, even with new thermostats.

 

I don't need to tell you about running on veg, but it'll prob be bit tricky to start in the morning if its high veg % and cold temps.

I'm replacing the glow plugs in the beemer as it was tad sluggish starting on low % veg in the cold.


  • 320touring likes this

821458.png364358.png314493.png351235.png411795.png871615.png

 


#32 ONLINE   Kiltox

Kiltox

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,604 posts
  • 70 thanks

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:42 PM

Stop solenoid looks cheap enough
  • 320touring likes this
2001 51 BMW X5 3.0 Sport Auto (really quite brown. hopefully not James Brown.)
1997 R Nissan Primera GT
2002 02 Porsche Boxster S
2016 65 Citroen Relay 2.2 L2H1
2017 17 Dacia Duster 1.6 Access

#33 OFFLINE   sutty2006

sutty2006

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 716 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationShite-on-Trent
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:48 PM

Love these old mercs. Recycled panzer tanks that have an ounce of chod cred to keep a smile on your face. Always wanted one, but there’s never a cheep one with plenty of test on it when I got the cash. For now, I’ll keep running my equally boring but pleasantly comfortable carlton, even if it kills my knee. Top purchase there sir. How much was it?
  • 320touring and Roostybroon like this

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

1976 Manta B coupe

1987 Manta Hatch 16valve

1989 Mercury Grand Marquis

1992 Vauxhall carlton 2.3TD

2005 Discovery 3


#34 OFFLINE   iainrcz

iainrcz

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 667 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationLincolnshire, not a pretty part, but not far from them.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:56 PM

My dad had a w124 a few years ago.
300 te auto, silver over grey with blue cloth and wood.
It went like a very fast semi detached house.

Sent from my VFD 710 using Tapatalk
  • Split_Pin, billy_bunter and 320touring like this

#35 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:58 PM

Love these old mercs. Recycled panzer tanks that have an ounce of chod cred to keep a smile on your face. Always wanted one, but there’s never a cheep one with plenty of test on it when I got the cash. For now, I’ll keep running my equally boring but pleasantly comfortable carlton, even if it kills my knee. Top purchase there sir. How much was it?


T'was a Cat C back in 2006 ( likely a wing or summat, being 15 years old). Current owner had it since 2015

MOT til July '19

4 new Avon zv7s and an apparently full tank of Veg.

It was up for £400, I left with it for £280 after saying

"Tell you whit, if I give you a passenger ride in the GSA to go get the deposit, can we call it 280 rather than 300?

As Skizzer said:

Brilliant. ‘Old aart yer ‘ydropneumatic ‘aaaand...


Etc

It's another car like the Audi, too cheap to pass up.
  • wuvvum, Split_Pin, Parky and 7 others like this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#36 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

Lacquer Peel

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 10,461 posts
  • 38 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:00 PM

That's cheap even for a hanging one! I've always wanted to try one of these.
  • 320touring likes this

#37 OFFLINE   Broadsword

Broadsword

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 495 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:00 PM

Wow, you certainly have not disappointed with this one. That is one classy motor. Hope it can be cleaned up to the point of not being too disgusting! Will watch with interest.
  • 320touring likes this

#38 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

Wow, you certainly have not disappointed with this one. That is one classy motor. Hope it can be cleaned up to the point of not being too disgusting! Will watch with interest.


Nothing a 'rug doctor' and the judicious application of not looking too fuggin closely won't solve..
  • Twiggy, Split_Pin, Skizzer and 5 others like this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#39 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

Split_Pin

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,788 posts
  • 37 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:10 PM

Another succesful mission!
  • 320touring likes this
2003 Rover 75 CDT | 2002 Renault Sport Clio 172 | 2000 Corsa B | 2017 Dacia Duster

Car Reviews 1/1 and smaller: https://www.youtube....KdUmtnq5VNMSnJg

#40 ONLINE   cort16

cort16

    3.5 tonnes maximum

  • Full Members
  • 22,133 posts
  • 29 thanks
  • LocationScotland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:35 PM

There was a great picture in the gumtree advert of the boot full of cooking oil drums . Nice buy (I think)
  • RobT, Lacquer Peel and 320touring like this

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#41 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:42 PM

There was a great picture in the gumtree advert of the boot full of cooking oil drums . Nice buy (I think)


There was indeed

*Boots up costco.co.uk*
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#42 OFFLINE   The Moog

The Moog

    Licking Lichen

  • Staff
  • 9,791 posts
  • 133 thanks
  • LocationAccrington .. who the heck are they ...
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:50 PM

Perfick for autotesting*

*If you like collecting cones
  • 320touring likes this

1999 - 406 2.0 hdi 90
1991 - Eunos Track beast
2003 - Getz

1990 - Rover 800 820si - On the farm 

 

 


#43 OFFLINE   GeordieInExile

GeordieInExile

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 306 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:53 PM

This is even better than I had expected. Magnificent.
  • 320touring likes this

Gannin' along the Scotswood Rooooooad... in my 9-5 Aero.


#44 ONLINE   Skizzer

Skizzer

    RIP Bill Gaffer Maynard. And my Discovery.

  • Full Members
  • 6,207 posts
  • 42 thanks
  • LocationMumbles
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:59 PM

Outstanding. Autoshite in a nutshell, right there.
  • 320touring likes this

75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i | 18 Skoda Kodiaq


#45 OFFLINE   HarmonicCheeseburger

HarmonicCheeseburger

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,205 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationRawtenstall
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:09 PM

I dare you to park this outside Junkmans residence. 


  • Lacquer Peel, Junkman, 320touring and 2 others like this

1994 K11 1.0 CVT Micra - Spent way more then needed but loving it :)


#46 OFFLINE   wuvvum

wuvvum

    Rank: Talbot Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 12,806 posts
  • 38 thanks

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:18 PM

Bugger me sideways that's cheap!  Nice purchase - mildly jealous.


  • 320touring likes this

#47 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:20 PM

I dare you to park this outside Junkmans residence.


Pay for the Veg and we'll make it happen
  • skattrd likes this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#48 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

Lacquer Peel

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 10,461 posts
  • 38 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:21 PM

I dare you to park this outside Junkmans residence.


Yikes.

3a316724894a553d4dedf31a0c30dbc4.jpg
  • r.welfare, The Moog, loserone and 9 others like this

#49 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:23 PM

Yikes.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018120...


LOL!
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#50 OFFLINE   captain_70s

captain_70s

    A Triumphant Moron

  • Full Members
  • 2,249 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationWeegietown
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:21 AM

A bit of paint over that gaffer tape and it'll be MINT.


  • Skizzer, 320touring and SpareSnare like this

26707358839_1b301cd015_o.jpg


#51 OFFLINE   dome

dome

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,860 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • LocationPeoples Republic of Fife
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:26 AM

10 randoms please
  • GeordieInExile likes this

#52 OFFLINE   sutty2006

sutty2006

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 716 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationShite-on-Trent
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:43 AM

That’s a bargain. Epic.

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

1976 Manta B coupe

1987 Manta Hatch 16valve

1989 Mercury Grand Marquis

1992 Vauxhall carlton 2.3TD

2005 Discovery 3


#53 OFFLINE   Peter C

Peter C

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 835 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationBuckinghamshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:51 AM

How rusty is it?

Have you pulled off the jacking point covers yet and taken out the windscreen washer bottle to reveal serious rot?

I had a 300TD in that colour years ago but mine had alloys and mushroom leather.
1985 Mercedes Benz W123 230E - Not shite
1991 Mercedes Benz W124 200E - Classic shite
2000 Porsche Boxster 2.7 - Not shite
2018 Hyundai Tucson SE Nav CRDI (mine) - New shite
2018 Hyundai Tucson SE Nav CRDI (wife’s) - New shite

#54 OFFLINE   JoeyEunos

JoeyEunos

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 504 posts
  • 13 thanks
  • LocationDurham
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:58 AM

I too like these lots and lots, definitely a 'bucket list' car for me.



#55 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:12 AM

59 randoms please

 

EFA

 

That’s a bargain. Epic.

 

We'll see!

 

How rusty is it?
Have you pulled off the jacking point covers yet and taken out the windscreen washer bottle to reveal serious rot?

  

DO NOT WANT!

From what I could see on the driveway, it ain't Oxforded. Either way, ahm no fussed:)

I too like these lots and lots, definitely a 'bucket list' car for me.


As in Bucket of sick?


In other news, I went out to video a cold start the now.

Battery is deid.

Have jumpleads and a charged battery here - that may be lunchtime activii
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#56 OFFLINE   dome

dome

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,860 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • LocationPeoples Republic of Fife
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Bring on the CLAG!

 

Re the rust, at this price who cares?

 

I'd maybe check the front balljoints though if you plan on using it. 


  • RobT and 320touring like this

#57 OFFLINE   Supernaut

Supernaut

    Yip Yip NOPE

  • Full Members
  • 6,409 posts
  • 17 thanks
  • LocationScreaming into the abyss.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:33 AM

elated fox.jpg


  • dome likes this
I don't have a 320touring, but I have a 320 coupe.

#58 ONLINE   Kiltox

Kiltox

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,604 posts
  • 70 thanks

Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:39 AM

These are ace if you don’t already have one https://www.amazon.c...uaoki u28&psc=1 - bit pricey but it’ll start anything.
2001 51 BMW X5 3.0 Sport Auto (really quite brown. hopefully not James Brown.)
1997 R Nissan Primera GT
2002 02 Porsche Boxster S
2016 65 Citroen Relay 2.2 L2H1
2017 17 Dacia Duster 1.6 Access

#59 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,468 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:41 AM

These are ace if you don’t already have one https://www.amazon.c...uaoki u28&psc=1 - bit pricey but it’ll start anything.


More going for this approach:

IMG-20181203-WA0000.jpeg

Likely swap it over.
  • Kiltox likes this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#60 OFFLINE   Kringle

Kringle

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 576 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationMid Wilts
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:47 AM

Yikes.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018120...


Surely you could just stick a couple of oil filled cola bottles into the sump, like a toilet?
The referendum is akin to going car hunting.
However you're not obliged to buy the car because you went for a look.
Buy doesn't mean buy if you sit down and realise the numbers look suicidal.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users