Recent content by Oli

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    The best MB investment

    I paid £500 for my W208 CLK320 cab with 80k miles and only a bit of rust on a wing in autumn I could probably double my money whenever I wanted to be fair!.
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    Sorry I thought they were air on the rear for some reason!, I really think I need to have a drive of the 4.2 before deciding as I’ve not had the pleasure yet, I’ve got the 3.0 TD in the 90 I’ve got now and I’ve had a 3.0 D4D in a 120 Series before which was ok. I’m also still really considering...
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    That looks great, I’d consider having a 100 too but the air suspension on the back is a bit of a concern. What’s the engine like in it?, I’ve never driven the 4.2 but heard it’s more akin to a lorry engine than a car one?, it doesn’t rev high and doesn’t make much worry for its size but will...
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    Out of interest did you have an 80 or a 100?. I quite like the SWB Prado I’ve got(mines an import) and it’s great fun off road and good too with it’s short overhangs but it isn’t the nicest thing to use all the time!. I’ve had a few more modern 4x4s- a couple of L322 Range Rovers and a Cayenne...
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    I know they’re costly but they’re amazing 4x4s, got to spend £10-15k to get a nice one now though. I’ve got a short wheelbase 90 at the moment which is more than capable but I really do like the 80!.
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    That’s true, I’m not in a rush so can afford to wait for the right one. It doesn’t help that it’s also a toss up between a W164 and a near on 30 year old 80 Series Land Cruiser!.
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    That looks great, I’d not be that bothered about a 300 CDI, isn’t it only a different map but pretty much the same engine as the 350?. Did they carry on with the V8 diesel in the facelift or did that get dropped?, I bet they’re seriously rapid for their size but my thoughts are that they’d be a...
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    W164 ML impossible spec to find?

    I’m considering getting an W164, I like the look of them and really I’d like the facelift model so 2010 plus so you get Bluetooth, better music playing capability etc. Ideally I’d like to find a 350 CDI in black or grey which isn’t a huge hardship but here’s where it gets trickier, I’d like to...
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    SUV Explosion

    I don’t think the UN would risk using a Range Rover :p .
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    Sadly I haven’t the room and don’t want to piss off my neighbours, plus the only bits anyone ever wants off a W208 are the wings and boot and they’re already rusty :p .
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    I’m not sure yet, can’t see it being worth more than 300/400 as is, thanks for your advice all the same btw. Sadly I just don’t think it’s worth doing, by the time I factor in labour costs as auto box work isn’t something I could really DIY. Sadly just a case of a dishonest seller again and...
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    Got it looked at, burned oil, loads of metal filings in sump, water in transmission,completely lost drive on the way to drop it off,sadly it seems another W208 going off for scrap.
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    Hi Andy, That is a valid point, I think probably the best thing to do is have a Merc gearbox specialist look at it and go from there. It’s actually ok shifting up and down of driving gently it’s if you go over about 3000 rpm or sort of misses a gear for a few seconds almost like it’s in neutral...
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    That's a fair point, I'm just undecided as stripping and sorting out the box could be very expensive ( I had to have a new/recon box on a Range Rover Sport years ago which was £2.5k). It's of an age that spending £500 on it is realistically half the value of the car at the moment, which I'd be...
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    W208 CLK Gearbox problem (Continued)

    I posted before about the gearbox being weird on my CLK230K, it would be like it was inbetween gears if you accelerated anything more than gently and then find a gear again, it also went into limp home mode once and displayed the EML. Got the codes read on STAR today and they were: P2001...
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