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OM646

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  1. I should add: buy a facelifted one. Those have no SBC brakes, so it's one less problem
  2. Here the w210 is still considered one of the last old school bulletproof Mercs that rack up 600.000mi as a taxi. Why that? Because Portugal, no rust. W210's last forever. Way more than my W203 it seems. Other than the rot, those are still pure old school Merc
  3. Indeed we do. I don't work on my 80 enough to make it deserve its own topic
  4. Is this also why the (secondhand) cars are so cheap? I'm thinking of travelling from Portugal to Italy in a couple of years, to pick up a modern-ish E Class...
  5. Umm this is actually an LHD Opel Corsa. Why did someone bother importing one? One doesn't know...
  6. Well, the OM646 is reliable, but nowhere near indestructible. Source: my forum handle
  7. Thanks! I sourced it very cheap from a wreckers and then was astounded to find out they go for 10x as much on eBay
  8. So, the Audi got the much needed floor mats. 29€ well spent.
  9. Second this. A rotten Punto, especially one with a smart engine, would make for a helluva project
  10. Meanwhile you can still ring Mercedes and buy half a W203. Both BMW and Audi are lacking in that unfortunately
  11. Now that's some Valtteri Bottas level of bad luck you've been having, huh?
  12. They did, due to low sales. I'd love a Dacia-spec one just for shits and giggles
  13. More Audi 80 news. It finally sits on brand new suspension. Drives amazing. And i fixed one of the faults that has plagued that car ever since it was my dad's daily driver. Wash-wipe and intermittent wiper speed didn't work at all. So i ordered a new relay for cheap (9 euro) just to test. Pulled the one relay out. It sounded like a maraca. Of course it wouldn't work. Installed the new one. Intermittent works beautiful. Wash wipe only works the "wipe" part. Might need a new washer pump
  14. And later models were actually sold with early units of the 2.0 HDI! (This one was first registered in 2002, i thought they had stopped production in 2000....)
  15. I'm legit wondering if there isn't a way of frankensteining the odd Fiat bit in it
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