New member 300CE W124

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  1. babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello all, i have just joined the MB forum after buying my first Merc. I wanted to go old school and really liked the coupes and after searching high and low i bought one off a MB Club member. The car had done 184000 miles on the club but absolutely no visible rust signs on the exterior and interior so i bought it. Service history and MOT on the car aswell with 6 months road tax, RESULT!!!!!!!
     
  2. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

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    Welcome to the forum. Great choice of Mercedes.
    Same colour as I used to have. Lovely car. Your reg number would not be J55 would it. Mine was sold onto a forum member but I have not heard about it for a while.
     
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    sheepy67 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    welcome, wow, 184000 miles, ive never had a car with that many miles, but i know that theses engines are engineered to last. Sounds like you got a real good one. Hope it brings you lots of pleasure
     
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    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hello, another w124 is always nice to see
     
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    s500colin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello
    Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
     
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    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the forum:thumb:
     
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    babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks all.
    184000 may seem much but the car has been very well looked after. Starts first time and pulls like a train!!!
    trapperjohn the reg number starts with J83 unfortunately it is not the one you sold on, sorry pal!
     
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  8. A-AvantGarde

    A-AvantGarde Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the forum from me too...
     
  9. Will

    Will MB Club Veteran

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    184k is nothing.

    Both of my 3.0 M103 W124s had more than that on them and the engines purred like new. Never used a drop of oil or water, never smoked or overheated, pulled strongly and were quiet and smooth :cool:

    Will
     
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    kth286 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It is nothing, if has been well maintained.

    I am close behind you with 179,000 miles and mine drives great.

    Do not under estimate the importance of coolant changes.

    Use only Merc coolant, and change at stated intervals in book.

    Do not use hard water and make sure the whole system is changed,
    ie, rad and heater system, AND engine block (there is an additional tap for that).
     
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    BoyracerAU Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Please post some pix of your new acquisition!

    I've had my C124 for eight months and am absolutely loving it. It handles and rides so well. I find modern cars don't manage handling without compromising ride comfort. The 124 seems to be a nice mix of old and new.

    I initially bought it to 'collect', but poor thing has been put into every day service as I love driving it so much. Meanwhile my daily driver has become a garage queen!
     
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    babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi guys thanks for your welcoming messages!!! I have uploaded some pics of it let me know what you think!!
     

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    babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your message kth286. I will be getting the car serviced at the end of the month. Thanks for letting me know about the coolant i am pretty sure that there is water in there at the moment and will get some coolant for it. Which is the best coolant to use for the Mercs?
     
  14. WDB124066

    WDB124066 MB Club Veteran

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    Could you get a side on of those wheels on level ground by any chance, they look pretty smart IMHO........
     
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    babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Once this crazy weather subsides i will clean the car and take some wheel pics and load em up!
     
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    Welcome to a fantastic forum. Iv always said the W124 was the classiest Big coupe out there and looks a nice example.
     
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    Any chance??
     
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