Quote from: floyd111 on 23 September 2023, 02:20 AMMay I also add that bleaching them with anything known may or may not help, but it will very likely come back to a worse color with a vengeance, after some months.Bleaching might improve the color but it won't do the plastic any good. Bleach is a very strong oxidizer and oxidation is the root cause of the discoloration. Best to paint, as you say. Cheers,
My best info is to purchase Rustoleum vinyl primer and vinyl spray.
Heard these are solid products.
Quote from: revilla on 21 September 2023, 03:46 PMOr, you could simply resource to MB original upgraded (and safer) version with rigid tubing instead of elastomers hoses. They figured that problem out on their own and implemented the better design circa ~1978 not just for W116 but also for W107 and perhaps other models.Amazing, thanks much. I'll be getting one as well. And yet it's kind of strange that all the vendors out there still supply the lousy rubber hose. I've never seen the improved versions anyplace. Cheers,
First 3 pictures: hose design
Last picture: tubing design
Quote from: carzilike on 22 September 2023, 11:05 AMQuote from: Nabstud on 22 September 2023, 06:44 AMSounds more like the tyre is catching on something? How low does the car sit, is the tyre catching on the guard?
Can you turn the steering wheel while parked and check all clearances.
the sound is coming purely from rear left when driving
there is some kind of sound when going right but not this loud
Quote from: UTn_boy on 23 August 2023, 06:33 PMThere are several pages according to the VIN. But this one is a good example. Bear in mind that the interior appointments books did not show physical samples of the material. For that you'd need a sales brochure/pamphlet from a dealership showing the interior color and material options.
Quote from: Mick74 on 18 August 2023, 03:51 PMQuote from: ptashek on 17 August 2023, 01:52 PMAmazing car indeed, but... what's the point of owning a 31km classic built for long distance travel, if all it does is going 5m in and out of the garage so that people can drool over it for a few minutes?
I will never understand this.
I think that you have a point, as you can ultimately become a prisoner to a car like this, where you are afraid to drive it. I saw something like this at a show a few weeks ago where this immaculate, low mileage, 123 was on show. I had taken a photo of it last year, and it had only done 300 miles in 12 months. Rather than hidden in a private garage, this particular 240D should be in the museum in Stuttgart, where thousands of people can appreciate it as a 'new' 123. That's where its value lies.