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Started by ptashek, 28 March 2014, 07:56 AM
Quote from: ptashek on 27 June 2016, 02:12 PMWell, man and machine made it home safe and sound, with a total of 2085km, averaging 14.5 l/100km.Only two incidents to report:- Trunk side floors got flooded quite a bit after driving 200km in constant, monsoon-like rain; I'll need to double check and re-sit the trunk seal if needed. It didn't leak when hosed down.- Got into serious trouble starting the car at the ferry port in France. The engine wouldn't hold revs, refused to start and wasn't firing on all cylinders. The fuel I got a few dozen miles earlier must have been super dodgy! Once whatever it may have been cleared the system, with much trouble, life was good again and I rolled on and off the ferry without issues.All that's left is a good wash to get all the insects off, and a fresh layer of wax.
Quote from: midnitesunmerc on 27 June 2016, 02:29 PMNice to hear you made it okay - I know how nerve-wracking it can be going for long drives in old and generally unfamiliar vehicles, I drove my 280SE 5000km home from California when I bought it and the towns are few and far between the further north you go in Canada!!
QuoteI also have a leak into my passenger side trunk floor when it rains and it drives me nuts as I can't figure out where it is getting in - the seal looks like it's in fine shape so it's nothing obvious - been thinking of shutting myself in the trunk with a trouble light and having a friend hose it down from the outside!
Quote from: daantjie on 27 June 2016, 03:40 PMTail light seal is a common culprit for water ingress. Not easy job be warned
Quote from: UTn_boy on 30 June 2016, 02:14 AMI think you may be missing the point here Karmann. Part of the fun is pretending like you just bought a new W116. You actually get to be the new owner and put the first miles on it. You have to remember that wheel wells and wheels can be cleaned, and the whole underside can also be cleaned if it gets dusty or dirty. I, personally, rather enjoy cleaning the undersides of my cars after I've enjoyed them for a bit.
Quote from: floyd111 on 30 June 2016, 08:57 PMI mentioned the same thing before.. It's too immaculate to drive.But. Imagine living the tale of the guy that got to drive a brand new "still-in-the-box W116 in 2016, with the balls to open up the wrapper and put on the first miles?
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