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Old 13th March 2010, 23:05   #16
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I am looking to buy a W124 E250D which is a 1993 Mercedes Benz, Made in Stuttgart, 5 Cylinder-250 Diesel, W124, Import. Drove it today the car is slightly sluggish and found the clutch to be lethargic. It takes a long time to engage. Is it true of all W124's? Also what should be a good offer price for this car? It has done about 1,12,000 Kms till date.
The known problems as on date are:-
1. Central locking not working.
2. Side indicator is missing.
3. ABS light is always on.
4. Power windows need to be checked.
Apart from the above the body is neat and only a few rust spots around the door hinges and the wheel well. Everything about the car is stock.
Please give urgent advise and more so for the clutch. The car doesnt move forward till you really linger on withe the clutch release and keep pressing the throttle. Even then it moves like a snail but picks up at around 2000 rpm.
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Old 14th March 2010, 16:40   #17
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Can anyone suggest where in Pune/Mum can I procure an AC relay and wiring harness for a W124 E250 D? and how much would it cost?

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Pai auto electric in Mumbai is great for electric work on any cars. Beware of randomly believing the Merc dealership and changing parts. They often ask you to change what they cannot understand or repair. IF you do want to drive down to Bombay any one of these days, Pai will diagnose and fix it up in a jiffy. If it does indeed need a new wiring harness, then that can be arranged too.
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Dear V16,

Thanks for the info.
Could you please share the contact details of M/s Pai electricals.

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Old 15th March 2010, 10:58   #19
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Pai auto electric in Mumbai is great for electric work on any cars. If it does indeed need a new wiring harness, then that can be arranged too.
V 16 is that the same one, Pai Auto Electric works at Shivaji park you speak about? This old man is an expert. Do they have branches or diffrent ones by the same name in mumbai

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Old 19th August 2010, 23:52   #20
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Default Heavy Clutch in W124

I have two issues now with my W124

1. I own a 1996 E220 which has clocked around 76K kms. For the last 1 week I am feeling a heavy clutch in my vehicle , before this I felt it once in a while. For the past three days my knees are aching badly after driving in a traffic for nearly 30/60 mins. What may be the cause and solution for this?

2. When I had a fuse bulb in my headlight I changed it and did a Hella Relay since I went for a 90/100 W Halogen bulb. After this change, the light notification is glowing in my panel. I checked all the other lamps and they seems to be fine. What may be the cause for this?

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Old 23rd August 2010, 15:38   #21
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Hi Vasanth, the heavy clutch may be due to many reasons, most common of them are the low fluid in the reservoir but that would mean low brake fluid so that may not be the reason. Sometimes due to wear and tear the "fingers of the pressure plate" may get hard, that mean its time for a change.

Coming to your second point, if you are certain that there is no fused bulb, then obviously the electrician has messed up and not wired the relay correctly, thats why the waring light shows.

In any ways, the cause is cannot be pinpointed unless the car is seen personally. Please get it checked up by someone who knows his job.

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Hi guys

Just bought an e220. Needs some work on it. Will post pics later.

I am planning to get 17" monoblock amg (or replica) rims. Anyone know where in ncr would be good? Also, what tyres to go for, that will give it a nice low profile look.
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Old 30th December 2010, 15:38   #23
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Its good to see lot of personal experiences shared in this thread which will help other owners.

Well i'm on the lookout for a W124 - E220. If you guys come across a good E220 in Bangalore, send me a PM.
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Count me in. I've owned a 1996 E220 for the past 2.5 years,

My biggest issue is sourcing a good German rear bumper. Can't find one in Mumbai. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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I need to replace the tyres on my W124. It currently has 195/65/15 and I was looking for suggestions on what type of tyre members prefer on this car.

It seems in Pune, the options are Michelin Primacy LC, Goodyear, Pirelli. Has anyone used any of these on a E220 W124, and if so please post your review.

Also, is it recommended to go to a 205/60/15 on the stock alloys?

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i used 205/65 good year tyres on my W124.
perfect for economy and ride comfort

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I need to replace the tyres on my W124. It currently has 195/65/15 and I was looking for suggestions on what type of tyre members prefer on this car.

It seems in Pune, the options are Michelin Primacy LC, Goodyear, Pirelli. Has anyone used any of these on a E220 W124, and if so please post your review.

Also, is it recommended to go to a 205/60/15 on the stock alloys?

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Can someone please recommended a good place in Mumbai to get the central locking on a W124 fixed?
My Dad just got the power window on the drivers side door fixed on his '96 E250 Diesel, and the central locking just stopped working since then.
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Can someone please recommended a good place in Mumbai to get the central locking on a W124 fixed?
If an experienced Mercedes owner like V-16 says Pai Electric (in Shivaji Park) is good, well, he has to be good. Why not check them out to get your central locking repaired?
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