It is worth watching this video showing the process on a W126 , essentially the same job .
Also , you can go to your local library and borrow , or go online and buy , the Haynes manual for the W123 series which in many aspects is mechanically similar to the R107 , and for this item will be...
That is true , you also can look at MB approved used stock across the dealer network, but other dealers can get cars before they appear on that list .
The first step is to get them to agree to take back this car you have had trouble with ; if it is not too late to cancel the deal and get your...
My 430000 mile W124 was one of the best cars I ever owned , and I’m sure would still be running if an idiot woman hadn’t run into it while parked and written it off .
All my cars go north of 200000 though .
Since you say you are looking for something a bit special , rather than looking at unloved 10 or so year old cars , I would suggest looking at some of the classic models .
Look up the Mercedes W124 series - your budget should buy you a nice one and they belong to the era when Mercedes were...
Lack of use actually seems worse for tyres , as you say flexing seems to keep the rubber in better condition.
This is particularly relevant with caravan tyres which may only do one journey a year and sit static the rest of the time .
It is UV radiation from the sun that perishes the rubber .
I recently bought a set of wheels that had been stored in a garage , out of the sunlight , for 10 years . There were no visible cracks or perishing , but the tyres were shot , as I discovered when I put them on the car . One tyre...
Generally budget tyres being on a car shows the owner has cut corners on maintenance.
The car may have a stamped up service book , but that may mean it has only ever had the basic services done at the dealership, with advisory work , if done at all , being done elsewhere on the cheap .
It is true that getting a good garage can be something of a lottery .
If getting your money back is your preference, then a different car is certainly a way forward , and right now , with the new car market having just restarted then dealerships ought to be awash with trade ins .
I would take...
Margaret , so sorry to hear you are in this position.
While I personally would be OK with a new engine , I appreciate not everyone else would be .
It is standard MB policy for replacement parts tocarry a 1 year warranty from the time of fitting , but the rest of the car should still have...
I would suggest it needs to be the full engine since , if I understand correctly the short engine does not include a new cylinder head ?
If coolant has leaked into the oil , it is likely that the cylinder head will have been warped ; at least eroded .
A genuinenew full engine is what I’d require