High mileage....big problems ?

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I’m sure the seller would be happy with a pre-purchase check over at an Indy if it’s as good as it looks. Eagle F1’s and replacement air struts are obviously not the sign of an owner cheaping out on maintenance.
Thanks Horatio
 
Thanks Horatio
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This arrived yesterday - 2012 350 L Blue efficiency. Very excited. Jobs to do — thermostat on way out, passenger door stay unscrewed itself from door frame, stone hole in lower protective grill, no remote or headphones. Super solid build and ride. Comfy and well designed. Looking forward to a long drive!
 
And meant to say it’s on 167K with 3 previous owners, carriage company for first 120K, previous owner changed all four struts and air suspension compressor, lots of suspension linkages, ball joints and rod ends (correct names?) and steering rack. 🙂
 
And meant to say it’s on 167K with 3 previous owners, carriage company for first 120K, previous owner changed all four struts and air suspension compressor, lots of suspension linkages, ball joints and rod ends (correct names?) and steering rack. 🙂
Full MB and Indy specialist history, I paid £8K. Falkirk Car Carriers brought it from Glasgow to London £350 cash - easy and efficient service.
 
I've had one and it was fine. I'm sure yours will be too.:cool:

PS. Does being a Design Junkie mean all yellow things must be at 45 degrees? :dk: Check out your photo for details....
 
I've had one and it was fine. I'm sure yours will be too.:cool:

PS. Does being a Design Junkie mean all yellow things must be at 45 degrees? :dk: Check out your photo for details....
Hahaha I saw that too...weird...and the answer is YES!!
 
Fantastic!

Get the thermostat changed ASAP, especially if it's a diesel, as it can cause premature clogging of the DPF.
A relatively easy DIY if you are half handy with spanners and have somewhere off road to park for a couple of hours.

Only by the thermostat from Merc; this has been discussed at length on the forum.
Unfortunately it is around £150 (at least for the E350 CDI of the same vintage).
 
Fantastic!

Get the thermostat changed ASAP, especially if it's a diesel, as it can cause premature clogging of the DPF.
A relatively easy DIY if you are half handy with spanners and have somewhere off road to park for a couple of hours.

Only by the thermostat from Merc; this has been discussed at length on the forum.
Unfortunately it is around £150 (at least for the E350 CDI of the same vintage).
Thanks MrGreedy -- mine's a petrol, I've read about thermostat here and although I reckon I could change it, I'm going to take it to Wayne Gates in North London and ask Terry to change it and look the whole car over. I'm driving to Devon next Friday on its first big drive and he said it won't break the car to do the trip as I can't get it booked in before hand.
 
And meant to say it’s on 167K with 3 previous owners, carriage company for first 120K, previous owner changed all four struts and air suspension compressor, lots of suspension linkages, ball joints and rod ends (correct names?) and steering rack. 🙂

Fantastic to find a car that's has all that suspension & steering work done. It should feel like new and go on for another decade.
 
I bought my old S40 with 80K on it and took it upto 220K with no issues. Bought my S212 at 90K and don't see why it shouldn't manage similar, after all the Volvo was mostly Ford and I'm sure Merc can do better.
 

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