w124 230ce build thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by murder merc, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. murder merc

    murder merc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    starting to really get in to this car now so thought i would start documenting it.



    Thought i would start posting it up as i have missed this place (and my 190)

    The day i got it

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    Then i lowered it

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    Bought some 18's

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    Removed the mudflaps

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    Fitted metal thermostat housing (essential) and new thermostat

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    I have changed the
    Plugs
    Oil and filter
    Dizzy cap and rotor
    New full exhaust
    Track rod arms


    How shes sitting today after a 400 mile trip in the grubby miserable weather

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  2. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    What's next --some clear front /rear indicators/repeaters? Keep the old style grille/headlights by the way suits the car better.
     
  3. The Boss

    The Boss Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    keep the orange indicators... dont do clear.. with the "heritage" grille, it will look so much more dated... clear i think only works on the facelift models..

    if you want clear, then go half / half..

    YES - WORKS WELL FOR AGE
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    HMM - I TRIED IT. DIDNT LIKE IT.. SO PUT BACK THE ORIGINALS
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    FOR ME.. - I DONT THINK THIS WORKS IMO.
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    keep it original... or half/half...

    if you decide half / half, i have my set stored somewhere..
     
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    murder merc

    murder merc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    staying orange guys! standard is the best.

    took the fuel supply assembly out today and fitted a new filter, still off the car waiting for a fuel pump to be delivered.

    new filter fitted

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    murder merc

    murder merc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The new fuel filter i fitted last week never really sealed up perfectly so put a new one on and a new fuel pump.

    During he cleanup/building of the fuel assembly with new pump and filter

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    Silent fuel delivery now!!!
     
  6. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thats an old picture of the 300E-24 saloon. Used to belong to our son. It was written off by a drunk driver in Valencia about 6 years ago. It proved to be a good car. Bought for £1500 but needed a bit spending to get up to scratch. Insurance paid out £3500 when it was written off! Still have the plate on our daughters Mini
     
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    murder merc

    murder merc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    just gave her a rinse off today

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  8. Mike Walker

    Mike Walker Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Love the look of the car but those wheels and strips of rubber for tyres just don't do it for me. What is the ride like now I wonder?
     
  9. mbenz1

    mbenz1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice CE you have there... Looking exceptionally great! For me, AMG monoblock wheels look too good on those 80s and 90s MB models... Yes definitely keep the orange lens and grille...they give that extra sense of solidity in the design of the car IMHO.
     
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    murder merc

    murder merc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    thanks guys!

    surprisingly (or not) the ride is still very very exceptional considering the low profile tyres. very pleasant.... its a mercedes after all! :thumb:
     

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