There's me driving my newly aquired old Ford Anglia.My girlfriend in the Passenger seat and the sun was shining. Getting onto the motorway I stopped
on the slip road hardshoulder and the Girlfriend climbed into the driving seat and off we went. Within 1/2 mile we were stopped by a motorway...
Years ago had an old ford pop 100e
Head gasket went, still got me home 98 miles later
Side valve engine, so simple to repair, 8 bolts , job done (after a clean)
Brakes, doddle to replace
Starter end worm gear to replace- piece of cake
Piston blew its top off - to replace - a doddle...
I have a small workshop with all types of machinery, lathes, miller, engraver etc etc
Next door there is printer that has an American machine that is quite old. The spares are expensive from America. He shows me a part that has failed and I make it on my machines. I get in return free printing...
Thinks its time for a change from my fault increasing C180
Is there anything I should look out for in a T reg S class 130,000 miles
Is it expensive to run 3.2 engine
I like the big boot :0)
I am use to a C180
Your advice much appreciated
When doing a sharp left or right turn a rumbling da da da da type noise appears.
Then it goes away for a couple of days. Then comes back. I suppose the word is intermittant.
Power steering fluid is a healthy dark red (not brown or black)
The annoying part is when its ok the steering is...
I have a thin bracket 3/16in thick made of cast iron of an engraving machine
(Taylor Hobson CB ) that I accidently broke. Tried a few epoxy's without success
Any member heard of JB Weld (used to epoxy weld exhausts) or similar
Help most appreciated
This happened a couple of years back but I have always wondered did I do the right thing
I use to rent a workshop in an industrial/commercial centre. Drivinf out one day
a Ford car reversed right into the side of my w202. He got out, looked at HIS damage and said "Oh, no not again". I said...
I have only just got into doing the mechanics
Is there a guide prefably with pictures
I have the Haynes but their photos are not clear enough for me
Thanks to this site
I have replaced a viscous fan clutch(£36), sorted the power steering fluid (£8-99)and replaced the heater controller (£10)...
Can a member suggest a make of power steering for my car C180 W202 1995
Its just that when I ask for Dextron they say there are various ones-which one
How many litres do I need for a complete change
and is the turkey baster method ok
comments and help really appreciated...
Power steering fluid was low and steering was making noises
I have only gone and topped up with GREEN CHF11s fluid and not
the red dextron 2/3 . The fluid is dirty so it didn't click.
It was only approx 2 or 3 egg cupfulls
The good news - all noises and whining gone and sharp...
Eventually I manage to remove heater control panel
Found that pulling of the knobs you can get access to the lights
How do you remove them and what is the replacement lights
I tried pulling them with no success
My car has started to do a new noise
Like "Who who 0000h"
Could it be the belts or the power trasmission
Also when I do a slow sharp turn it sounds like my tyre is rubbing
against metal but I know its not
Just had my cat replaced and it all started after that
Any advice please
I bought a 1995 C180 for 3K
My Landlord and a Mate said "
You won't have to buy another car"
After 5 years its costing a lot in repairs
I am not complaining about the cost (I enjoy driving it)
Whats the cheapest oldest Merc to run
or is there such a thing
One day got in the car and the white lights around the selector switches for the heater were flashing. Noticed the recirc button would not work.
Put the main car lights on and the flashing stopped but the recirc button did not light.
Read on another forum " to bash the dash with your hand" Yes...