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  1. What dollywobbler said Might be a primer bulb somewhere or a spring loaded button under fuel filter. Perhaps crack open an injector, pump the primer see that diesel is reaching the injectors? If theres air in the lines this will also help get it out
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    If you do go down the K seal route ignore the instructions to put it in the header tank and instead take out the thermostat and tip it in there. If you're really sure it is hgf then don't put the thermostat back in and have the interior heater going top whack as well, fingers crossed its just a leak, but does sound ominous.
  3. Thought I'd treat myself and get some new embarrassing magazines to keep under my mattress, Sod the Playboy and Penthouse, I'll take the trabant grot mag please.
  4. Very good, brings to mind the old joke about the teacher. On monday morning, she went into the classroom, and on the corner of the blackboard someone had drawn a penis. Quickly she grabbed the blackboard duster and wiped the drawing away, and hoped none of the pupils saw. On Tuesday the same thing happened, but this time the drawing had grown a little bigger and more detailed. Quickly she wiped the board and blushed a little, she was sure one of the pupils had noticed. On Wednesday morning the little doodle had taken over almost half the blackboard. She wiped and wiped with the duster and was visibly embarrassed. The sight that greeted her on Thursday morning was enormous, taking up the whole blackboard, drawn in great detail. She tried as best she could not to get embarrassed as she wiped the board clean and vowed to arrive extra early the next day to catch the culprit. Friday morning, an hour before the bell rang for the first lesson, the teacher went to the classroom and opened the door, dreading what might be doodled on the blackboard. But instead of any more anatomical images she was greeted by the words "The more you rub it, the bigger it gets"
  5. DISLIKE (Puts on health and safety man hat) I had a carbon cutting disc go pop on me once, was stupidly cutting a piece of wood as all the saws in the shed were blunt. The blade overheated and shattered, scared the shit out of me, and was not much fun shaving for the next two weeks, drag razor over face BUMP, (now ex) girlfriend with magnifying glass and tweezers has to pull fragments of cutting disc out of my face. Not pleasant. Lucky it was winter and I was wearing thick coat, trousers and longjohns, not my usual summer attire of shorts and boots. Another good one was cutting steel reinforcement mesh with a disc cutter whilst wearing trackie bottoms. Sparks from the cutter onto polyester trackies...one second the hole was about the size of a 50p piece, a second or two later my whole bloody leg was on show! (Removes health and safety man hat)
  6. All 5, 000 odd of them are wasting their collective breath/keystrokes, the Law Society has already published guidelines relating to wills in compliance with Sharia law, stuff like women are excluded from being beneficiaries in the will, any non muslims and illegitimate children, even adopted children too are excluded. There was a study done by Civitas (a government agency, not some tuppeny ha'penny fly by night outfit either) not so long ago, found that there's more than 85 Sharia law courts operating in the UK, all outside the UK justice system, that is to say that all the laws passed by UK courts regarding sexual equality, gay rights et al go out the window. You're certainly right that Sharia law isn't going to be widespread in the UK, but it is happening, London Borough of Tower Hamlets in particular, under that nice* mayor Lutfur Rahman. My grin for today: bought a bottle of Jägermeister and 6 shot glasses in a nice gift pack off a work colleague for €5 "I can't drink that shit its far too sweet" he said....Christmas present for my brother sorted then!
  7. He was itching to say it, absolutely on the tip of his tongue I'm sure. As for being a "Pound shop Enoch Powell" that's no small accolade, if Farage was 1/1000 of the politician the late John Enoch Powell was I'm sure he'd be well pleased, to be mentioned in the same breath at least.
  8. I'm like that but with dates. 1st January - 24th December, dates consumed ZERO 25th December, dates consumed HALF TOTAL BODYWEIGHT
  9. Yes, well handy. I have a couple from BGS tools, not expensive and I found them very handy for taking my old exhaust back and middle sections to pieces, the copper nuts were rounded to buggery and the nut splitter worked a treat. Also used on bog standard steel nuts, and the cutting edge didn't seem to suffer too badly.
  10. Ratchet spanners please, new pair of slippers would be nice as well. Alongside the old faithful page 3 calendar, diary, toothbrush, socks, hankies and satsuma wrapped in Christmas paper.
  11. At work today, the smug smarmy S class merc driving property developer/doctor's husband mentioned in my spotted thread passed by to look at some work being done on their latest acquisition, a former pub/hotel in a little village. Me being nosey I chanced my arm and engaged him in conversion about his Mercedes and I wheedled my way inside the former function room of this former pub to be greeted with the following; The red one is a 1954 Volvo 444, there's a Porsche 924 and 928 in there too, the early W126 S class mercedes I previously photographed and just for good measure a special edition smart car. Special edition how I'm not sure. Was going to put this in the grumpy thread, grump being I wasn't allowed to lift the covers and see anything properly. edited due to general fat fingeredness and stupid photo bucket WANKER¥£&&TOSSRAG$@^bollocks, and also because TABLET.
  12. At the moment I'm driving on 4 continental winter contact tyres (inherited from previous owner) All are date stamped 2006 and all have 4-5mm left on them. They will see me through this winter in Germany and quite probably next winter in the UK. A couple of plug repairs and a dodgy valve replaced, but no complaints. Strictly speaking I should replace these tyres, but I'm loath to as they are all still in fine fettle, sidewalls crack free, and the little frilly bits on the tread that mark them out as winter tyres (there's a proper word for it but I've forgotten) all still looking good, no splits or uneven wear. On the other hand I was a bit disappointed in the summer when I bought a brand new set of Fulda EcoSport summer tyres 205/60/15 for my newly painted alloy wheels. First of all I'd have expected them to be made in Germany (Fulda is a town in Germany known for the tyre firm) but instead these were made in Thailand. Secondly I found them to be very very soft, they would pick up chippings like you wouldn't believe. Even on cooler days and in drizzle they still seemed to be "picking up". Only had them on for 8 weeks before changing to winter tyres and wheels but I don't expect them to last more than another summer.
  13. The prancing stallion (Invicta, latin for unconquered) is a hangover from when the company was called Aveling and Porter, based in Rochester in Kent (Invicta is the county shield for Kent). Aveling and Porter made machines such as steam engines and road rollers, Barford of Grantham was an agricultural engineer. Not sure when the two amalgamated (without looking it up) but afterwards they made construction machines, everything from cement mixers to the very successful master pavior road rollers, graders, dump trucks (including some Rd017 I think that were very similar to Leyland badger lorries). Still kicking about now I think, Barford site dumpers are still about, and theres also a nationwide network of plant hirers and dealers called Clive Barford limited. Thanks for the pic Scruff, nice to see.
  14. Thats curious. I know ecp will do you a bosch diz cap for the 6 cylinder engine for about £50 ish, or at least they did at easter this year when I bought a new one. Rotor arm about £17 and plugs about £2.30 each for an NGK non resistor. I'm pretty sure bosch made all the original ignition components for the vast majority of MB cars, the stuff by Beru isnt bad either in my experience. Hmmm. I think the 202 was first one without the recirculating ball steering. Normally its a shagged steering damper that makes steering feel a bit wooly on these and w124s
  15. On the way back from work, standing waiting at the crossing, about third in the queue is an old (I'd guess late 80s early 90s) scania 113m, 250 on the badge, red body black wheels, man and wife in the cab, pulling a circus trailer from a big german circus family, Circus Franz Renz. I cross over and I'm eyeballing the lorry the whole time, driver sees me and I grin, he grins back. Lights change and the traffic moves off. I gave him a wave and shook my fist to say "mach Feuer!" (Give it some) and off he goes with a massive bbbbraaappppp from the twin stacks and a cloud of black clag. I'm stood there grinning like a loon and waving, he gives the thumbs up and off he goes, made my monday. Fuck all the people waiting in their cars giving me evils and looking like I'm a frigging martian, bollocks to you all. Bbbbrrrraaaaaaaaaaapppppppp!!!!
  16. Not really. All timing chain engines so no cambelty worries. Ditto the earlier comments on wishbones and spring compressors. Rear suspension is very advanced for the time (the earliest examples of these are 31 years old now!!) and replacement of the 5 links and various mounts and bushes is straightforward if time consuming. if it is a 6 cylinder 2.6 ask if its had head gasket done, anything over 100, 000 miles and its on the cards. Water pump on the 6 cylinder engines is awkward but doable with sufficient allen key sockets. Bottom end woes are virtually unheard of on either 4 or 6 cylinder engines, valve stem seals can be done with the head on, they and the valve guides are often the source of oil drinking on both 4 and 6 cylinder engine. Mechanical fuel injection is reliable usually, injectors tend to give up at about 150, 000 miles ish, easy to replace about 20 quid each. I would disagree personally that parts for older mercs are very expensive, find a decent independent specialist and you'll save a lot. Engine mounts lose their hydraulic fluid and don't cushion vibrations leading to nasty knocks, propshaft couplings degrade slowly and cause jerks under acceleration if really bad. Sounds like a shit ton of stuff to go wrong but really judging by the success story that this car was for MB and the fuckloads of them that they sold, theres not that much difficult to them.
  17. http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/296070-m104-992-95e320-timing-cover-seal-replacement-steps-pics.html Peach parts is awesome for this sort of thing. Having read all that, my reaction is frig me thats a lot of arseache for one poxy gasket. Time consuming yes, but difficult, not really.
  18. Before you shell out for any repairs, look at the front top timing chain cover, it has a U shaped gasket underneath it, costs about a quid. This is a massively common oil leak source on merc 6 cylinder engines from 1980s onwards. Also worthwhile renewing camshaft oil seal/seals and having a look at timing chain while the cover is off. Not difficult to do, on my m103 single ohc engine it's easy, on this later version (m104 I think in your case Lord Sterling) with double ohc maybe slightly more involved but not a lot.
  19. That petrol filler cap...isopon or araldite or epoxy adhesive or what? What gloop can you trowel on to get that sort of effect!?!? Just horrendous but at the same time, not unsaveable, good luck to you.
  20. Beautiful, patinated, sexy looking, sounding and smelling mercedes L series "kurzhauber" (short bonnet) truck. Produced for almost 40 years, max speed probably about 55mph, refinement and soundproofing, forget it. Massive, enormous, blue veined throbbing WANT.
  21. Daily driver by the looks of it, lots of pay and display tickets, cig ash on the seats. I'm no citroen expert and I can't determine age going on reg number, anybody on here any ideas how old this may be judging by trim, bumpers, lights etc? I could see this on an A to C plate, mid 80s would be my guess...
  22. From the days when audis were not twinkly fairy light mingeflap shitboxes driven by any tom, dick and harry with a PCP leasing contract.
  23. Not exactly the best weather for a soft top mercedes, but still nice, with personalised number plates too
  24. Amazon? Correct me somebody please.
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