Astra Van Clk 230K

Discussion in 'Engine' started by swann, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I have an Astra Van 1.7td on an R reg. And a Clk230 Kompressor Elegance Auto coupe on a T reg.

    The clk was driven daily but came off the road due to a failed MAF sensor, a few other bits and bobs and also getting 9 points on my license.

    I now drive daily the van, and the clk is up on axle stands in my unit.

    It would cost me a fair bit to make the clk road worthy enough to sell. And breaking it for parts is slow and not going well.

    Huge shame and obviously I am gutted, however to try and make good out of bad I have started tinkering with the van until the future calls for another merc.

    I wondered if any parts from the mercedes engine (supercharger etc) could be fitted to the astra to make it quicker. Obviously I would declare these addons on the insurance, but aside from doing a full engine swap or spending cash on remaps and deisel tuning I wanted to utalise the clk that is sitting there gathering dust.

    I am aware that this will not be of interest to all as I am a merc enthusiast to but would appreciate any sugguestions or advice.

    Alternativly if anyone would like to make me an offer on the merc etc?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Howard

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    What exactly needs doing to the CLK to make it sellable ?

    Not sure what would be swappable onto the astra , but sounds like an interesting idea ...

    You might be better selling the CLK ( after putting it right ) and getting some proper Astra add ons rather than trying to modify the MB stuff to fit ...
     
  3. imadoofus

    imadoofus Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Seems like a daft idea to me. The cost involved would be better ploughed into the CLK, which you could then sell.

    Sounds like the last thing you need is a faster car ;)
     
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    swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The clk needs a few bits putting back on like exhaust system, wheels etc, and the associated cheap bits like gasket etc.

    The dearest being,

    TAX £100
    MOT (SHOULD SAIL THROUGH)
    MAF SENSOR £220 (BOSCHE)
    LAMBDA SENSOR £49
    RECURCULATOR UNIT £350 (MB)

    I don't have the cash to do these bits as I have just started a new business and the clk is not only taking up space in my unit but is also 'dead money' so to speak.

    After driving it for 6 months and w202 before that for a year it is very different in the van!

    Thats why I thought maybe swapping some parts, wish I could get it roadworthy and sold to be honest until I can afford another and the insurance etc.
     
  5. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

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    You can get a (genuine) MAS for half that price .

    Get a recirc unit from a breakers.

    You could get that back on the road cheaply , if you don't mind taking a bit of a hit for it , sell it without tax and MOT , but be aware it will fetch less.
     
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    swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, I think your right, If I tidy it up etc, maybe I'd get 3K for it?
    It's black and stunning and everything in the world to me until pc plod came along :-(

    Ahh well.

    I suppose if I save and be sensible between now and when all points are gone I can get something nice then.

    In the meantime I've fit central locking and a screen/camera to the van which was rewarding.

    Thanks
     
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    swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Would anyone be interested in this vehicle for say £3K in the condition it is in.

    Bearing in mind it would not take much to get it back on the road and is no good to me anymore.
     
  8. BlackC55

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    Thats a little too steep price wise.

    I may be interested if MUCH cheaper.
     
  9. wemorgan

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    It pains me to say that in autotrader running CLKs are £3k and good ones with sensible mileage and FSH are £4k.
    So I guess yours might be nearer 2k......sorry to give the bad news.

    Good luck anyway.
     
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    swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well if anyone wants to come and have a look and see whats what they are welcome to and as long as the offer is above 2 K I will have to cut my losses. As i say it is no good to me anymore.

    I'm offline for a while now so my number is 07900 210 307.

    If no one gets in touch I shall stick it on ebay in a month or so.

    Thanks everyone
     
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