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Old 13th November 2009, 21:36   #166
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The exhaust has rusted at the center box so taking the opertunity and getting the entire one made in stainless steel. The exhaust would have a mild rumble to it at idle and at low RPM but when i step on the gas it would growl. The design pattern and looks would remain the same as stock. I have an option of getting chrome tips (like the AMG ones) for the end but i think i would leave it stock looking.
Good call but don't make it very loud. And also dont do any tip modification.Leave the tip stock.That will look nice.
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The Pics look great.

I am sure many can see that actually the W124 is not that much smaller than the W140. The W124 has been very well kept.

Engine Oil should always be Mobil1.
If anyone has any query about W124 then please write here or PM me.
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Good call but don't make it very loud. And also dont do any tip modification.Leave the tip stock.That will look nice.
No no not loud at all. It would just give you a rumble at high RPM, which i cannot describe in words. When driven easy you cannot hear anything. I did see some exhaust pictures from the net but it does not look good with the car. The stock ones look much better.

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had a chance to see the big daddy in flesh and holy cow
it still looks small in the pics .
you have to see it to belive it
way to go speedy mate.
i was floored by the car. drop dead gorgeous.
saw speedys other cars as well beautiful collection
way to go bro.
but i loved the S600 and the attention it was gettin
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No no not loud at all. It would just give you a rumble at high RPM, which i cannot describe in words. When driven easy you cannot hear anything. I did see some exhaust pictures from the net but it does not look good with the car. The stock ones look much better.
Dude, I had an epiphany and realized that in 1992, there was the 600SEL and not the S600. The S600 moniker came in in 1994/5 when the W140 received its first facelift. So I think if yours is the 1992 model, you should have the 600SEL moniker on it.

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had a chance to see the big daddy in flesh and holy cow
it still looks small in the pics .
you have to see it to belive it
way to go speedy mate.
i was floored by the car. drop dead gorgeous.
saw speedys other cars as well beautiful collection
way to go bro.
but i loved the S600 and the attention it was gettin
Thank you Jubin. Yeah actual and pictures are two different things, Pictures make the car look like its on a diet . She deserves all the attention and i am making sure she gets it. The bigger boy i showed you gets far less attention than the S600.


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Dude, I had an epiphany and realized that in 1992, there was the 600SEL and not the S600. The S600 moniker came in in 1994/5 when the W140 received its first facelift. So I think if yours is the 1992 model, you should have the 600SEL moniker on it.

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Mercedes-Benz W140 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I agree e92335. Then again if you go through the Chasis number of the car. The same Chasis did come with the S600 Badge as well, hence the owner had had it changed in UK itself to S600 from the 600 SEL. Now the other thing you brought to my notice is this car since it is a 1992 should be a 408 horsepower machine which was detuned in 1993 to 389 horsepower.

35,910 is the total number of 600 SEL's and S600's built from 1992 to 1999.

W140.057 1992–1993 600SEL 6.0 L M120 V12 35,910
1993–1999 S600



Here is a picture of the work in progress of the engine. Parts come in today afternoon.
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Parts required for the car with priceing. This would clear alot of Myths that we carry for the W140 spares being over the top. Atleast after owning one mine are cleared .

Engine oil (Mobil 1) - Rs 800 per liter.
Oil filter - Rs 850.
Drain Plug Washer - Rs 190.
Air filter - Rs 1000 each. The 600 has two air filters.
A/c filter - Rs 1250.
Brake oil - Rs 850 per liter.
Front Brake pads - Rs 5500 per set.
Rear Brake Pads - Rs 4600 per set.
Front brake disc - Rs 7600 a set.
Rear brake disc - Rs 4600 a set.
Front brake caliper kit - Rs 950 a set
Rear brake Caliper kit - Rs 1000 a set.
Transmission oil - Rs 850 per liter.
Electronicaly Foldable side mirrors - Rs 40,000 a pair


The Big daddy chilling with similar big boys the W220 S500 and the W221 S500 (silver). the two w221 blacks are 350's.
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Awesome , please post more work in progress pics . Please snap the part pics before putting them on .
Can you sit next to the car while it is being worked up ?

Ho BTW where are you getting the parts from ?

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OMG!!! im not sure bout the rest, but the air filter is definitely cheap!! the k&n on my pulsar cost me 1100rs !!
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What is the engine oil capacity for the V12, Speedy?
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Awesome , please post more work in progress pics . Please snap the part pics before putting them on .
Can you sit next to the car while it is being worked up ?
I can sit with the car if i want but dont, as i do not like disturbing someone when he is working. I would not be much help to the Mech, so i go once a day and have a look at whats happening.

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Ho BTW where are you getting the parts from ?
Sorry forgot to mention that. The parts are coming from Ajit Auto at Opera house (Bombay).
I also forgot to mention new tires Goodyears 255/45/18 - Rs 17,000 each. Set of five tires Rs 85,000.

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OMG!!! im not sure bout the rest, but the air filter is definitely cheap!! the k&n on my pulsar cost me 1100rs !!
Not Stupid atall Bivin. I quite agree with you, It is cheap. I have one satisfaction atleast, you payed more for the K&N air filter on your bike .

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What is the engine oil capacity for the V12, Speedy?
I have been told to get 10 liters of engine oil. So i am guessing thats the capacity Nitrous.
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Wow that's not very expensive at all.Considering some parts of opel are way more expensive.
And also love the last picture of the brother's hanging around.
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this servicing will set you back by around Rs 2,00,000.
I wont call that cheap as they are not from the Benz dealer.
BTW: tires seem to be pretty expensive. Are these an unusual size??
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Wow that's not very expensive at all.Considering some parts of opel are way more expensive.
And also love the last picture of the brother's hanging around.
. Could not resist as it looked like an S class party in that section .

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this servicing will set you back by around Rs 2,00,000.
I wont call that cheap as they are not from the Benz dealer.
BTW: tires seem to be pretty expensive. Are these an unusual size??
Yes it would set me back by around 1.20 lakhs for parts not includeing the tires Rs 85,000. The Benz dealer for the same parts was chargeing me 3.5 lakhs. This does not include labour and taxes applicable. So add that and you are looking at a 4.5 lakhs bill alone. Now add the tires cost and you are looking at 5.35 lakhs as your cost. I had estimated the same value or a little more than what i paid for the car to have her running, It is cheaper than that, so i do not consider it expensive. Now i just pay Auto Hanger labour charges.
The parts are got only after giving the Chassis Number of the car. So wether i get it from the dealer or outside they are original and they match.
The tires are an unusual size and not stocked by everyone. What is available are Goodyear (Rs17,000), Michilin (Rs19,700) and Yokohama (Rs 16,000). I was told Goodyears are the better of the three, hence going for it.

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so the dealer has almost a 300% profit margin on the original MB parts?? are the prices not regulated by MB India or something?
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