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    722.5 auto box: 5th gear disappears with heat

    Hello all, And a challenge. 300CE24 5th gear disappeared again. What have I done to investigate this: Replaced microswitches under gear lever. Confident that all's OK here. Cleared 4 flash fault code: “Throttle valve switch (potentiometer) interrupted.” Drove 8 km to refuel and 5th has gone...
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    THIRD (3rd) 300-24 EZL failure in 1 year

    Hello All, This is a request for any ideas on what might be the cause of the THIRD (yes, 3rd) EZL failure in 12 months. My son and I will start some electrical diagnosis this morning but I would much appreciate any input from the clever chaps out there. Relevant information includes...
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    Respray estimates for non-corroded '91 C124

    Hello all, My old 300CE is mechanically new but showing signs of age and use. I'd like it to look better and a respray is the answer. It has a few dents both in the metal and the plastic "Sacco" panels, but nothing serious. There is no corrosion. The emphasis must be on corrosion-resistance...
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    >>> PCS: 300CE Sails through "Controle Technique"

    Well, that was satisfying. The 300CE absolutely sailed through the CT with many gasps of amazement from the chap in charge. He was well impressed with everything, especially the newly protected undersides, the brakes and the suspension. I noticed what appears to be a split in the cat. He...
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    W124 Comfort Control/Vacuum/Current Drain

    Hello All. I am trying to trace a current drain associated with the comfort control circuit. If I unplug one connector from the Comfort Control Module (CCM), the current drain disappears. It’s a drop from close to 200 mA down to about 40 mA. Unplugging this connector disables the ability to...
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    300CE Interior Refresh using Furniture Clinic products.

    I’ve just had 2 weeks at home doing some work on the interior. I found a chap not far from my son’s work place who’s breaking a '95 E220 (I think) coupé. My son took his van and €220 changed hands for a 90% complete interior. This - the original 300CE24 interior - is the sort of thing we...
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    124 Coupé Window Seals (Upper) Replacement

    Hello All, I plan to replace the seals on my coupé due to cracking and hardness leading to wind noise and possibly to ingress of water. I have now received the genuine MB seals and would like to do the job myself if there is little risk of making a complete hash of it. At nearly €500 for the 2...
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    300CE-24 restoration at PCS Horndean: Not just the engine ...

    I suppose this could equally be in the suspension area but I decided on here as there are so many engine-related improvements. If moderators wish to put this elsewhere, feel free. My 1991 300CE-24 Sportline was left at PCS in Horndean on Saturday the 13th May 2017. I collected it on Friday the...
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    Wanted Urgently: Knock Sensors part number: A0021537428

    Hello All, This is a pretty long shot but I need a: Knock Sensors part number: A0021537428 Does anyone, by chance, have this? My thanks in advance. RayH
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    300CE-24 Sportline Rear subframe bushes

    Hello all, I am gathering all the parts I need to restore the lower reaches of my 300CE-24 Sportline. The EPC says I need: A1293511442 Rubber mounting (Rear subframe to frame floor - Sportline only) 2 off A1243506708 Repair kit (Mounting parts) 1 off One apparently gets enough for...
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    New Seat Cover: Feeling slightly smug!

    I read a post not long ago where someone said that a seat cover from MB was around £175. That set me looking for one for my 300CE-24. Googling part number A1249102746 brought up €730 list and €530 discount from GAP. It also brought up a listing from an outfit in France who claimed they had a...
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    W124 Phone mount

    Hello all, I knocked up this in an hour on Saturday and it works like a dream. Satnav, phone, music all available on the dash board. Advantages: Low cost (€5), neat and unobtrusive. Disadvantages: Specific to one phone, I didn't finish off the surround very well. Parts needed: Phone cover...
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    Restoring “Factory Original” Ride Height

    Hello All, My car is a 1991 300CE-24 Sportline. It is an original Sportline supplied by MB. Some years ago, we fitted a Bilstein B12 kit (springs and dampers). We did this because the old dampers were a little tired. It’s been fine although harsher that the Sportline setup. The only down side...
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    300-24 Stalling: Solved. And "Instant start" question.

    Hello All, Recent 300CE-24 work involved solving a very minor stall issue. Injectors and seals had already been replaced – a revelation. During this we noted brittle/cracked idle control valve pipes so these were bodged back to life with some success and replacements ordered. However, the...
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    560SEL Hydro pneumatic suspension issue

    Hello All, A friend of mine in Paris has a 560SEL with a height issue. As I understand it, the car rises up when started but it never becomes level at the front. He reports that one (front) side's higher than the other. I haven't seen the car so can say no more and I've never owned one so much...
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    6.5J wheels for Sportline

    Hello all, A quick question on compatibility of wheels for winter tyres. My Sportline notmal filling is 7Jx15 ET41. I have been offered a set of 6.5Jx15 ET49. My plan is to fit the 6.5Js with winter tyres. Will this fit mu 30CE-24 Sportline with no issues? My thanks in advance...
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    Genuine Autoparts?????

    Hello All, Has anyone bought anything from here: https://www.genuineautoparts.com/uk/ They claim to sell genuine MB bits and their prices look almost too good to be true. I can find no independent opinion on the 'net. So, is it too good to be true? RayH
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    Lemfoerder 33500 01 kit

    Hello All, >> Thought I'd post this in both places .... I just bought a Lemfoerder 33500 01 kit of rear control bits that fit a W124. It was a bit of a whim really but it's new, unused and only €150. But, with 1/4 million miles on my originals, it seemed like a good plan. Anyone any...
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    Way off topic ...

    Saw the Microsoft courtesy electric shuttle bus just now on its way to MS HQ, opposite which I work. Asked for a lift and the driver refused! Pretty shoddy customer service. I've put a lot of business their way over the years; must run into thousands! Yes, shoddy. RayH
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    Alignment after replacing tie rods etc....

    Hello all, I read somewhere that if one replaces the tie rods (left and right) and the drag link (parts A1243300803, A1243300903 and A1244601205 on my old 300CE-24 Sportline), it is possible to avoid re-aligning the car afterwards. This is done by setting the length of the new parts to...
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