Since fixing my death rattle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sp!ke, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    I was feeling a lot better about the old girl so decided to give her a jolly good clean which I hadn't done in ages as I'd pretty much lost interest.

    She still looks perty don't she? :bannana:
     

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  2. Ajenks

    Ajenks Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nice color spike, I like a dark color gives it the macho, solid and reliable look, dark colors also scrub up well no matter how old, I had a A4 avant in midnight blue ( I think that what it was called) I never washed it (treated it like a company vehicle should be treated) when it was due to go back - 3 years or 100,000 miles I had it valeted at my local garage and it looked like new!! I was truly amazed.

    We all like to look at nice clean cars but hate washing them!! I would encourage you to wash yours if we ever meet I will be more impressed.
     
  3. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    That looks the part !

    I am off out to work on the SL again now - Just the rear brakes to go!
    Then it might get a serious clean too
     
  4. Ade B

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    Spent an hour removing bits of various Dorset beaches from the inside of the CE - even hoovered the boot.. been washed - all clean again for a bit :)

    Whilst not indestructable, they do scrub up well.

    Ade
     
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    wxmclk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Fair do's to you Spike your MB is the business.
     
  8. GrahamC230K

    GrahamC230K MB Club Veteran

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    Looks great Sp!ke.

    I'd prefer to see it on more period or at least better suited wheels though. Or just drop it at the arear a tad.
     
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    Sure do!

    Just finished my final deep clean for this year...

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    Sp!ke - Doesn't it give you a warm glow of satisfaction? :D:D:D
     
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    IanT Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks good Spike, would have been a same to part company with it after all those years for such a minor fault, however terminal it might have sounded!

    Ian.
     
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    Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Some cars get better with age - compare how she was in 2000 :eek:

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    Disagree sorry. I think 124s look better on 16" rims. Especially the ones with sideskirts. Too 'heavy jowled' otherwise.


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    Sp!ke

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    Those are 17" rims, and I think the angular shape of the wheels suits the car rather well.

    The rear is too high... must sort that I agree.
     

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