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  1. If it's the spring compressor which sits inside the spring it makes life much easier, safer too.
  2. I've just replaced the front pads, discs and sensors on the 2007 Mercedes E320 cdi, genuine MB parts delivered were about the same as mid range ECP parts.
  3. After spending some time and monies on the Merc SEC it's been pressed into service doing actual going places duties including 3 days commute to work . It's been a pleasure to use, no unexpected developments though at 35 years old there's always a list, - headlining, steering wheel, pull like fook to the left etc. Like a lot of folk on here I suffered buyers remorse with it, however I went to see another garage find 500 SEC for sale locally and felt waay better. It's currently on about 1/2 what I paid for mine but I'm not sure I'd want it given...... Here's mine basking in the evening sun after a hard day at the dock car park. It's sharing the duty roster with the 2.8 BMW Z3 as it would be a shame to leave this garaged while the sun shines and it's still a fine thing to drive so it's one in, one out in garage terms.
  4. Stits Playboy aircraft kit. How hard can it be? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stits-Playboy-aircraft-kit-project/224019347696?hash=item342897f8f0:g:WAkAAOSw219ex-MS
  5. Where's the key from at £22? I bought one one for my C126 last year which was £38 IIRC from MB Stockton, at the same time I bought one for the S211 which made me grunt a bit!
  6. Dull fleet news. My son had my 2007 E320 cdi Merc when the world stopped turning and as he lives 60 miles away I didn't see it again until Friday last week. I haven't been working but he has which I don't mind but the car had the pad sensors disconnected and I knew they must be getting close. As I had some snow tyres they were put on in October and they were still on of course. Rear discs are looking a little tired but can stay as pads half worn, fronts had the discs on the 26 mm limit and the pads were.... At 1.5mm I feel we've had the best of them. Genuine MB pads, discs, sensors etc with 48h delivery are slightly cheaper than mid range ECP parts, as it's a keeper that gets a fair bit of use it's a no brainer for me. The Z3 finally got the hard top off on Sunday as it's not a 1 man job and immediately rewarded me with drivers window mech jamming yet again . It has a history of it, in use it twists the rear glass guide and the glass carrier starts hitting a plate attached to the guide on the way up but it;s very difficult to see much inside the door. Door card off 4 times since Sun...... Red SEC behaving itsel at the moment, I'll be using it for work tomorrow. I'm back this week to work on phased return from sick leave, Mon, Wed and Fri , the only good side is I can exercise the fleet legitimately!
  7. What is it going there for? As an ex owner I still have slight interest in them.....
  8. If the oil is lighter than the coolant it'll float regardless of pressure.
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apollo-1969-Rover-P5B-Coupe-3-5-V8-Auto-Period-Camper-Conversion-Unique-Classic/164183670446?hash=item263a1bfeae:g:~DIAAOSwrHNeroqG
  10. This is the BMW Z3 that donated it's front bumper and other assorted front bits to mine after my son spun into a kerb. It's not for me but the attention to detail and presentation is impressive. Nice. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250-SWB-Tribute-evocation/143601259079?hash=item216f4d5247:g:lNIAAOSwF7xekwOK Z3 probably a good start for this as all the external panels except the windscreen surround bolt on IIRC.
  11. The one on my drive was bought with 122k on 4 years ago and now has 168k but it's never had much done. Alternator pulley, discs, pads, rear calipers, wishbone bushes, and an injector. If you want some shiny heater plugs we may be able to do a deal!😄 It had a exhaust manifold replaced by Honda before we got it and it's cracked again, the clutch had just been done and has felt like it's on it's on the way out ever since we got it. It has been a good bus, good on fuel and thriving on neglect.
  12. I had it's twin brother on my drive on March the 22nd because it wouldn't start very well, it's my son's who lives 60 miles away. He borrowed my E320 cdi and I repaired the Honda the next day . It's still on the drive and no sign of my Merc coming home....
  13. I am partial to an old Opel though i can't say I like the "improvements" much on this one, nor the sellers patter. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1972-OPEL-ASCONA-A-SERIES-1-6-MEGA-RARE-SUPERB-ALL-ROUND-JUST-DELIGHTFUL/274360808503?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Citroen-DS-ID-RHD-U-K-Registered/383531301503?hash=item594c3f3a7f:g:uVsAAOSwJ9Rerxuz
  15. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-Austin-Cooper-S-Type-Maestro/264719450437?hash=item3da2824145:g:HG0AAOSw7Bleamjj
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