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    W210 sounds 'tappety' on cold start

    If it sounds tappety, it's likely the tappets! If it goes away after a few minutes' drive, it's nothing to worry about. They're hydraulic without adjustment, and as oil drains from them overnight, and thicker oil on these colder mornings, take a little while for oil to get to them. I...
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    Even more new jokes...

    Jurisprudence fetishist gets off on technicality
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    Even more new jokes...

    Vinnie is in jail. His father writes to tell him he wishes Vinnie were home now to dig up the tomato garden. Vinnie writes back not to do that, since that is where he buried the bodies. The next day the FBI digs up the ground and finds no bodies. A day later Vinnie writes, ‘Under the...
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    Even more new jokes...

    A farmer buys a young rooster, upon being brought back to the farm the rooster meets the old rooster. The younger one says "go away old man, these hens are mine", to which the old rooster replies "let's make a deal, if I can beat you around the barnyard I'll take all the hens, if you beat...
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    Even more new jokes...

    A farmer goes out and buys a new, young rooster. As soon as he brings him home, the young rooster rushes and screws all 150 of the farmers hens. The farmer is impressed. At lunchtime, the young rooster again screws all 150 hens. The farmer is not just impressed anymore,he is worried. Next...
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    Even more new jokes...

    I can make you speak Irish Say "Whale oil beef hooked" quickly
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    My 124 - 300TE 4Matic Restoration

    Great to see the old girl home to roost! In contrast you your reaction when the engine seized on its inaugural outing, I would have been far less restrained in not giving it a damn good thrashing. On another note, 4wd is disengaged/engaged via a lever in the engine bay.. What does that...
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    600 000 mile w211 220cdi

    Precisely, +1 on all points, and in the three years before its first MOT, it clocked up 320k miles; a consistent pattern of use. The seat sag is the giveaway. I drew attention to this ad as I was fairly impressed with how it seems to have held up.
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    600 000 mile w211 220cdi

    How does that work? Does the mileage 'reset' once a private plate is applied? How does that affect the previous recorded mileage on the original plate?
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    W124 E320 Coupe Niggles...

    Good luck getting it sorted. A good w124 is a very special place to see the world go by. The more technically minded will be able to help on your other points.
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    600 000 mile w211 220cdi With MOT history check:
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    W124 E320 Coupe Niggles...

    Hi ChuChu, welcome to the forum. As you know, decent w124's are getting hard to find. At this age, any older car is likely to need a healthy annual upkeep fund, and it sounds like your new addition is no exception. Aside from the relatively minor points you raised, the one that stood out...
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    Got the Hog out for summer.

    It was with much trepidation that I opened this thread, given your recent contribution.. Duly relieved on seeing the pics!
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    AMG thefts ?

    I'm sure the OP in this thread doesn't mind my linking it, but it might be interesting reading.. brand-new-c-class-stolen-2-minutes-drive
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    Claim To Fame?

    Close, but no doughnut..
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