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Started by BWalker82, 18 May 2011, 06:27 PM
Quote from: ptashek on 20 May 2022, 04:49 PMQuote from: Jan S on 20 May 2022, 12:31 PMptashek, would be interesting if you could elaborate regarding your statement .... "Truth be told, I much prefer driving either of my W124s these days. The refinement over just 9 years separating my 200T and the 450SE is incredible".Sure Simply put, comfort wise the W124 (the 200T in this case) outclasses my 450SE in every respect. Cabin noise, road feel, seat comfort. The 200T is just as serviceable as the 450SE, but parts supply is much better with thousands still on the road. Where it lacks is torque (140 v 370Nm), power (109 v 222HP) and - maybe - looks. End result? 7.5k miles between the two W124s in 2 years, and less than 700 in the W116.
Quote from: Jan S on 20 May 2022, 12:31 PMptashek, would be interesting if you could elaborate regarding your statement .... "Truth be told, I much prefer driving either of my W124s these days. The refinement over just 9 years separating my 200T and the 450SE is incredible".
Quote from: Jan S on 07 June 2022, 04:54 AMLast week I renewed the hood isolation pad ... AND added a new tool to my tool box The car and the engine bay looks so much better, I'm quite pleased with the job and the results
Quote from: Jan S on 08 June 2022, 10:05 AMOver the weekend I did a first "major" test-drive since I closed several items on my to-do list. Total 820 km (510 miles) at a speed of mainly 90-120 km/h (55-75 miles/h).Car performed beautifully. Started immediately cold and warm, although rpms still too high when warm (800 should be 600 ... need to look into that). Very stable and tight at relative high speed (75+ miles/h).Average consumption 1,54 liter/10 km (15,27 miles/gallon) is the best I have ever measured (for that car). Only a few things to put the finger on:- I missed the AC, but the sunroof worked flawlessly- Minor play in the steering boxClosed items:- Renovated radiator (disassembled, sandblasted, flanges re-welded, new register, painted)- New coolant hoses and clamps in engine bay (except return heater-to-engine, and expansion tank to lower part of radiator ... will leave those to later this fall)- New thermostat- New thermostat housing incl. bolts and sealing- New engine temp/coolant temp sensor- New coolant- New ignition cap and rotor- New "100-hose" (the breather hose from idling house to air intake left and right)- New rubber boots and vacuum lines around WUR and idling house- Cleaned and tested aux air valve- Cleaned idling house incl. new seal- New injectors incl. seals- New windshield wipers- New hood isolation pad
Quote from: Gpapaniko on 17 June 2022, 08:00 AMThis week the fair lady 280SEL got new bottom window rubbers on all 4 doors, a new old AC Condensor and a replacement diff. She's had a fair but done in her first 6 months with me and we now have got her into a great Sunday Driver condition.
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