A "new" 124 joins the family

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  1. mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    When Andy K put his 95 estate up for sale I jumped at getting it for Natalie purely because it has heated seats and she has been spoilt driving mine recently (i.e. I want mine back!!). Natalies Bornite estate is now the new works vehicle for 124 works and everyone is happy.

    Had a minor incident driving it home (exhaust parted company - in fairness to Andy he had warned me it was on it way out - but i think we both thought it would last the journey back to Brum) but just put the rear section in the boot and had a noisier onward journey:D

    The slight misfire was cured with a quick visit up to 124 Works where a dodgy coil pack on 1 + 6 cylinders was diagnosed and No 6 cylinder is now working for its keep again. Whilst up there we did a quick pressure test and all were around 11.5 so the engines still tight after 195K miles.

    I have to say the 5 speed box is very very smooth; the changes are even better than my coupe which is nice. I am amazed it still works so well after all the work it has done.

    So a big up to Andy K and Ian Walker - another 124 lives on with a new owner who will look after her.
     
  2. Dieselman

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    A bit of a detour to get home...a Satnav for Christmas is it.?
     
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    mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    who needs SatNav when I have inbuilt MattNav!!!

    p.s. Went up to Ians on a different day;)
     
  4. Ade B

    Ade B Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just cleaned the interior - 4 weeks of Junior B biscuit crumbs, half eaten grapes, toys jammed in every recess.... came up like new.. :)

    Managed to fix the driver's seat belt floor spring as well.. gotta love the 124

    Ade
     
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