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23 hours ago, Tickman said:

Instead of buying the stickers I just get cars with them already attached, much less hassle.

You could take the @davehedgehog31 route and just get other folk to collect them

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Mrs L1 was a bit bemused this morning when she had to dodge another car in order to get into the garden.

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In it's never ending quest to live up to its heritage, the mg6 has now shat it's passenger door locking mechanism. Whilst the bloody door is closed and deadlocked.

I now have to destroy the door card, thanks to a piss poor design and manually force the lock from inside the door itself. Then I can get the door open and the window regulator fitted, along with a new lock  and somehow find a replacement door card. 

I swear, it actually wants to become bean tins!

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19 hours ago, Craig the Princess said:

Saab of many shiters failed the mot yesterday, a patch of welding to be sorted tomorrow, a tyre and they couldn't do the emissions test because the coolant hose to the heater popped mid test.

Hopefully back on the road by middle of next week.

Replacement tyre fitted and welding has been done today. Coolant hose due to be delivered Monday so fingers crossed the emissions will be ok.

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1 hour ago, LabRat said:

In it's never ending quest to live up to its heritage, the mg6 has now shat it's passenger door locking mechanism. Whilst the bloody door is closed and deadlocked.

I now have to destroy the door card, thanks to a piss poor design and manually force the lock from inside the door itself. Then I can get the door open and the window regulator fitted, along with a new lock  and somehow find a replacement door card. 

I swear, it actually wants to become bean tins!

Ah, I see some quality* design has been carried over from the Rover 75.

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In good news, my dad won a premium bond prize this month- the first time since 1954! Shame it was only £25 though. In pics above the o/s suspension bolt to the subframe has gone.  Rick has gone home to find answers to things like, are the bolts and bushes still available, how to drop the rear suspension and what happens if there are more problems? In the meantime I am looking at car and classic and have got the 2cv out of hibernation.

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1 minute ago, Split_Pin said:

Blimey is that the body mount you had hoped it wasn't? Fixable?

Yes, and don’t know! The body isn’t actually rusty, just the bolt has gone-rusted away or snapped we couldn’t tell. The big problem could be that everything has been there since 1994 and everything needs to be replaced. And if everything is available.

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20 hours ago, Ghosty said:

2500 pages! 

Is it time to chop off the front half of this thread and archive it somewhere? 

edit - I thought I was posting in the ebay thread!

(Just that I am sick of seeing that Renault Rodeo  when I mis-click and go to the start of the thread)

And while I am thinking of work for the forum gurus, how about a function that detected a duplicate link so as to prevent repeated posts all pointing to the same ad?

 

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38 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Yes, and don’t know! The body isn’t actually rusty, just the bolt has gone-rusted away or snapped we couldn’t tell. The big problem could be that everything has been there since 1994 and everything needs to be replaced. And if everything is available.

It will be fine its a W124.

***** lockdown, there is a CLK doing very little here.

 

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19 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

It will be fine its a W124.

***** lockdown, there is a CLK doing very little here.

 

Tempting! I’ve just been looking on autotrader,  but I don’t really know what I would replace it with modern (ish) wise. I like the new Alfa Guilia, DS 4, 5 and that’s about it. CCbenz has a nice 320estate at a not excessive £6500.

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1 hour ago, richardmorris said:

Bugger, is I think the correct word. Rick said bloody hell. Anyone interested a a slightly broken w124?

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That could have been a very broken human if that jack let go. 🤨

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8 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

It's been put on a generic 640CCA battery that hasn't been used since 2018. If the CTEK can restore that to some sort of stability, I'll be impressed!

Miniaturisation means it's a fraction of the size of the conventional Halfrauds 11A charger that I've had since the 1990s.

Last LED comes on after a week iirc. Basically dropping the charge voltage right down at that point and on full maintenance mode. 

I have found to restore batteries, it can be helpful to leave them charging at the lowest charge current. Most chargers it's around 0.8A and usually the motorbike battery setting. 

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Just now, cort1977 said:

I'm glad you said it, my first thought as well.  

Not least looking under a car that is rotten. The metal sill body work it's jacked under could easily have let go. 

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Just now, SiC said:

Not least looking under a car that is rotten. The metal sill body work it's jacked under could easily have let go. 

That was all welded when I bought the car. He did the welding! Body is fine rust ways, it’s the suspension that’s collapsing.  Same as my last CX. 

Offering advice to people in these situations is never that well received.

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7 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Tempting! I’ve just been looking on autotrader,  but I don’t really know what I would replace it with modern (ish) wise. I like the new Alfa Guilia, DS 4, 5 and that’s about it. CCbenz has a nice 320estate at a not excessive £6500.

If you can fetch it you can borrow the CLK.

Guilia is nice but there is the Quadrifoglio!

DS 4 or 5 are cars of the moment, fine if you are going to trade them in in 3 years but the potential for horrendous bills after the warrantee has expired. The depreciation will also be horrendous. Just not special cars for all the money they are going to cost.

Is the 320 a W124? Your MB got rusty after 15/20 years and a more modern ones can manage it a lot quicker. 

 

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13 minutes ago, Spurious said:

I remember on one of the LR FB groups that an owner looked for advise on a suspension change and then deleted the post for the abuse he was rightly getting, I save the photo. Because this is not only a trolley jack supporting the nearside but a bottle jack lifting the body off the chassis 

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CYA!

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Facebook memories threw up my fleet from 11 years ago today-especialy apt due to w124 posts above.

 

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Funnily enough I sold this on as the rear subframe mounts looked very crusty. 300d for maximum veg oil goodness. Loved that car.

The e34 M5 was an absolute monster too. 

The Mondeo Si in the background wasn't a bad old tub either.

I didn't even know this place existed then. Did it exist then?

 

 

 

 

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