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Old 21st February 2011, 19:40   #31
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i am tempted to buy a e250 d auto trans,had a drive in one last week,i thought it would be sluggish but it did surprise me,was nice & torquey even with the auto trans,had leather interiors,what do you think should i pay for it??also what should i look for??
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Hi All:
Just got my 1996 W124 back from getting a few cosmetic things done - repaint bumpers, refinish wheels, new tail lamps, detailed, etc. Car looks pretty good, and every body panel is oriiginal paint.

I need to source two things for the interior:

Gear shift knob
Steering wheel - mine is showing some wear on the leather.

Does anyone know where these parts may be available. outside of getting killed at the dealer?

Car has done 134K kms, one owner after MBZ. Always been maintained by MBZ Pune.
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Old 29th March 2011, 16:12   #33
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benz220,
that car is ultimately immaculate,the paint job done on the car is very detailed & talks of the quality workman ship,
it would be fantastic if you could give the before after pics,
i have been offered a similar E250 D,auto trans,what do you think should be a good price,
clocked 1L kms,single owner,


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Hi All:
Just got my 1996 W124 back from getting a few cosmetic things done - repaint bumpers, refinish wheels, new tail lamps, detailed, etc. Car looks pretty good, and every body panel is oriiginal paint.

I need to source two things for the interior:

Gear shift knob
Steering wheel - mine is showing some wear on the leather.

Does anyone know where these parts may be available. outside of getting killed at the dealer?

Car has done 134K kms, one owner after MBZ. Always been maintained by MBZ Pune.
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Car looks super clean. Those aren't OE alloys right?

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Gear shift knob
Steering wheel - mine is showing some wear on the leather.
Why not remove it and get it re-wrapped with new leather? Same on the gearknob
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Old 29th March 2011, 20:20   #35
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benz220,
that car is ultimately immaculate,the paint job done on the car is very detailed & talks of the quality workman ship,
it would be fantastic if you could give the before after pics,
i have been offered a similar E250 D,auto trans,what do you think should be a good price,
clocked 1L kms,single owner,
Nsndishpal,
Thanks for your comments. The only thing that was repainted were the bumpers. All body panels are original paint, with a good detail polish and wax.

Not sure on the diesels - from what I see the petrol cars range from 1.5 to 3.0L depending on condition.

Good luck.
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Car looks super clean. Those aren't OE alloys right?


Why not remove it and get it re-wrapped with new leather? Same on the gearknob
Mpower, these are the wheels that came on the car. I have seen a few others with these wheels also. From what I understand, these are quite strong so MBZ felt that they were good for our roads. These are 15's and I believe the 14's came on the C class in the same style.

I was able to source a almost unused gear knob in the UK. Any places in India you know of, who can rewrap the wheel?

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benz220,
that car is ultimately immaculate,the paint job done on the car is very detailed & talks of the quality workman ship,
it would be fantastic if you could give the before after pics,
i have been offered a similar E250 D,auto trans,what do you think should be a good price,
clocked 1L kms,single owner,
Here are some before pictures. The pictures of the engine bay is a before and an after.

Thanks for your compliment.
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Default Steering Wheel shift knob and Gator

Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to find a near mint steering wheel (without airbag) and a almost new shift knob and gator from a enthusiast in London. Should have it installed on the car by the end of April. This will really clean up the interior, as these were the two items that were showing wear and tear.

Once I do that, I will put the old steering wheel up for sale if anyone is interested, with better pictures.
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I was able to source a almost unused gear knob in the UK. Any places in India you know of, who can rewrap the wheel?.
Stanley can do it. But you need to check the local scene in Pune/Mumbai. Check with the guy who did Bhagwan's Polo. It looks good.

You need to wrap the wheel as well as part of the spoke that extends upto the horn pad. I would recommend wrapping that and the gear knob so that they match.
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Thanks will look into that. For now, I was able to pick up an almost new gear shift and a mint condition steering wheel in London at a reasonable price, so maybe I will have my old one's wrapped with the same leather so they match. Thanks for the info.

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Stanley can do it. But you need to check the local scene in Pune/Mumbai. Check with the guy who did Bhagwan's Polo. It looks good.

You need to wrap the wheel as well as part of the spoke that extends upto the horn pad. I would recommend wrapping that and the gear knob so that they match.
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the wheels on this car OE & were optional while ordering your car,wish few people would have selected the AMG monoblocks 17",the car would look more of a gangsta car,good before after pictures their benz220,
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Guys I need a help, I have started my search for E220, What all things I should check (something like PDI checklist?), and what would be the appripriate price? Please help.
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the wheels on this car OE & were optional while ordering your car,wish few people would have selected the AMG monoblocks 17",the car would look more of a gangsta car,good before after pictures their benz220,
i dont think anyone selected the 17" monoblocks at the time of purchase.

Are you sure it was even an option that time on the indian 124?
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i dont think anyone selected the 17" monoblocks at the time of purchase.

Are you sure it was even an option that time on the indian 124?
I do not recall if AMG Monoblocks were ever available as an option. They do make the car look really aggressive.

Does anyone know if Indian customs will allow the import of a used set of wheels? Duty rates?

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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 Vasanth
One thing that also worked to lighten the clutch on my Mini was replacing the fluid. It seems that over time, fluid changes and loses it's efficiency. Worth a try?
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