The old girl keeps going

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  1. mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Auspicious day for the W211

    Hopefully you can see she is 300K up.
     

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    gaz_l Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Good work. At current usage rates, the SLK will be there in another 90 years or so..

    Cheers,

    Plug
     
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    CCAALLVVIINN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's very good, I have a strange sense of satisfaction when running a car to high miles, like I'm sticking two fingers up to the modern car industry, keep it going!
     
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    I have been waiting for this number to come up. Fortunately I was at Gravelly Hill on the A38 in Brum rather than a mile further on the A38(M)!

    Of course hubris caught up with me 2 miles down the road in the underpass tunnels in town; the gearbox slipped into neutral :eek: as it changed down as I came to a stop. Manually popped it out of D, into N and then back and all good again :thumb: but clearly I need to dip check the gearbox level.
     
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    Good to see the old lass going from strength to strength pal!

    And look at that fuel economy, Mercedes would be over the moon with that in their new diesels!
     
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    Excellent.

    I'll get there in mine when I'm 104. I'll be accepting cards when I get to 100, though.
     
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    Alex225 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Love seeing things like this. As said it's a total two fingers up to the modern car industry and replacing cars with 40k on them!

    What engine is in this one? I have on E320 (W211) with 115k on it and it doesn't feel even remotely tired!!
     
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    On the contrary, I'd say that it's a testament to the modern car industry and the fact that car design has reached a point where pretty much any vehicle should be able to do a few hundred thousand miles without major incident.

    As for the modern car sales industry, that's another question... :D
     
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    It's the 270 which I use as a daily. In the 14 months I've had it I have done 26k so it's earning its keep.

    We also have a 320 I6 which is lovely and smooth on 126k and that still feels taut as a drum.

    Given I am tight I'm not inclined to move on to anything else:eek:
     
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    I am hoping you will sell it to me before you reach 300k Angus

    I have recently passed the 150k mark on your old e500. Engine definitely feels good for the same again!
     
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    Gearbox update - added 100ml of fluid without dip checking and everything does feel smoother. When is get round to it :rolleyes: I will get it dip checked too so am keeping the extra fluid in the boot for that moment
     
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