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Old 2nd December 2014, 16:46   #871
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Ok. solved the issue mentioned above turned out to be a piece of cake.

Now coming to the bigger issue regarding ban on 15 yr old cars, (just read that these cant b renewed of their fitness anymore) why not get together and take some action, like filing a PIL or something. Any legal people out here?

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Old 23rd December 2014, 07:37   #872
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Hi, friends. Sorry could not reach you guys after the last post. Again thanks for your good support. Regarding the last post on the desicion taken by NGT, I personally think it is a hasty decision and without bothering about the feelings and emotions of many loving car users who have special bond with their vintage and well maintained classic cars. By the way I am a Legal guy. I practise in Mumbai as an Advocate and am ready to help in this cause. About my Merc, she is almost ready. I have completly repainted it, all mechanical issues sorted, some electrical issues have remained which my mech is confident of sorting. Can anyone tell me if engine idle speed can be reduced by fiddling with the Bosch fuel pump. My mech tells me that my car has a high idle issue. I also intend to post the step by step restoration pics of my car for easy reference of other w124 Merc fans. Regards.
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Fuel guage of my W124 suddenly stopped working suddenly while driving today.
Any leads as to what could have gone bad?
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Old 21st February 2015, 20:58   #874
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Fuel guage of my W124 suddenly stopped working suddenly while driving today.

Any leads as to what could have gone bad?

Anything else stopped working too? Check the relevant fuses. Usually, when something likes this happens it is something very simple. A wire come loose, a connector unstuck or corroded. Simple problem, but often difficult to diagnose. Check the W124 forums, they might have some pointers. Connectors on the instrument binnacle are known problem areas for the W123/124.

Check the obvious too, connectors/wiring on the sensor. If worse comes to the worse you need to find an electric diagram and a multimeter. Not difficult, but just cumbersome and time consuming.

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Old 21st February 2015, 22:19   #875
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Anything else stopped working too? Check the relevant fuses. Usually, when something likes this happens it is something very simple. A wire come loose, a connector unstuck or corroded. Simple problem, but often difficult to diagnose. Check the W124 forums, they might have some pointers. Connectors on the instrument binnacle are known problem areas for the W123/124.

Check the obvious too, connectors/wiring on the sensor. If worse comes to the worse you need to find an electric diagram and a multimeter. Not difficult, but just cumbersome and time consuming.

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No,everything else in console works, all the fuses are new, if it was a blown fuse, then oil and temperature gauges would have given up as well.
I suspect it is a bad fuel sender unit, i will have it checked tommorow and revert.
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Old 22nd February 2015, 21:52   #876
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Anything else stopped working too? Check the relevant fuses. Usually, when something likes this happens it is something very simple. A wire come loose, a connector unstuck or corroded. Simple problem, but often difficult to diagnose. Check the W124 forums, they might have some pointers. Connectors on the instrument binnacle are known problem areas for the W123/124.

Check the obvious too, connectors/wiring on the sensor. If worse comes to the worse you need to find an electric diagram and a multimeter. Not difficult, but just cumbersome and time consuming.

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Had the fuel sender opened up today, and indeed its a bad sending unit.
Now to look for a replacement one.
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Old 23rd February 2015, 08:31   #877
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Hi Guys,

I need the following for my W124 E300 Diesel :-

1. The sunroof headline, which slides with the roof (back and forth with tilt)
2. Grey Leather Interiors, I have MB-Tex currently and looking for a doner car with which I can swap the interiors.

Please let me know if you have some reference for these....

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Had the fuel sender opened up today, and indeed its a bad sending unit.
Now to look for a replacement one.
Going by the W124 forums, there have been many issues with it. I believe it is the same part or at least access and installation is similar to the W123.

You should be able to get access to it fairly easy by moving the rear seat or maybe from the trunk. At least you don't need to drop the whole tank out, which can be a major pita.

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Going by the W124 forums, there have been many issues with it. I believe it is the same part or at least access and installation is similar to the W123.

You should be able to get access to it fairly easy by moving the rear seat or maybe from the trunk. At least you don't need to drop the whole tank out, which can be a major pita.

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Yeah, i guess W123 and W124 share the same Fuel Sender.
Accessing it is not difficult, can be done in 5 mins through the boot.
It was already a mess, hence it gave up.
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Hi Guys,

I need the following for my W124 E300 Diesel :-

1. The sunroof headline, which slides with the roof (back and forth with tilt)
2. Grey Leather Interiors, I have MB-Tex currently and looking for a doner car with which I can swap the interiors.

Please let me know if you have some reference for these....

cheers!!
Hi Varun,

Sunroof headline might be difficult to source since Indian spec 124's came without Sunroofs.

Why swap the interiors, get them re done in leather from a good source, plenty of options in NCR.
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Help Needed!!

My W124 E250D has a issue with Vacuum (Dont know what it means, my mech told me so). The car wont shut down with the key turned off. I have to put it in 5th gear and leave the clutch to shut the engine. My local Car Electrician did some juggad and made 2 small pipes available near steering which when joint shuts off the engine.

My local resources are not so trained to fix it. Can someone please guide what needs to be done.
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Help Needed!!

My W124 E250D has a issue with Vacuum (Dont know what it means, my mech told me so). The car wont shut down with the key turned off. I have to put it in 5th gear and leave the clutch to shut the engine. My local Car Electrician did some juggad and made 2 small pipes available near steering which when joint shuts off the engine.

My local resources are not so trained to fix it. Can someone please guide what needs to be done.
Do not stall the car repeatedly to shut it off.There is a manual fuel shutoff under the hood to shut off the engine in such cases,refer the owners manual to locate the manual fuel shutoff.
The engine is switched off using a vacuum operated fuel shut off valve.It can fail due to a number of reasons ranging from something really complicated to a simple kink in the vacuum tube of the fuel shut off valve.
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Do not stall the car repeatedly to shut it off.There is a manual fuel shutoff under the hood to shut off the engine in such cases,refer the owners manual to locate the manual fuel shutoff.

The engine is switched off using a vacuum operated fuel shut off valve.It can fail due to a number of reasons ranging from something really complicated to a simple kink in the vacuum tube of the fuel shut off valve.

Most of the pneumatic problems on the W124 and the W123 are related to the pneumatic actuators. Various type, but they all work with some sort of membrane. Over time, the become brittle and develop cracks and tears. I must have replaced dozens of them. They are Bosch Parts and in Europe at least are still stocked by Mercedes. On most of the types a good close up visual inspection will reveal the problem. If not more trouble shooting is required. On vacuum system the easiest way to go about is to plug of section of the pneumatic circuit and see if it retains its vacuum. If it does, move on the next stretch etc. bit tedious, but very effective.
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Help Needed!!

My W124 E250D has a issue with Vacuum (Dont know what it means, my mech told me so). The car wont shut down with the key turned off. I have to put it in 5th gear and leave the clutch to shut the engine. My local Car Electrician did some juggad and made 2 small pipes available near steering which when joint shuts off the engine.

My local resources are not so trained to fix it. Can someone please guide what needs to be done.
Similar problem here at Bangalore - I had rodents eating up part of the vacuum lines going to the Key Switch on the right side of the engine compartment. This was sorted out in a jiffy by a mechanic referred to by a friend. I am told that the Key switch also fails sometimes. Trust you have sorted out the problem.
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Fellow members, i am in the market for a W124 and bumped into a 1999 model E230 W210, went over and had a look and it seems to be pristine, perfect bodyline, no rust and the only electronic faults being that the boot lid switch doesn't work from the inside and the stereo doesn't work. Everything else seems fine. Car still has it's shine and all work done from an MB dealer from day 1.
however, i've done extensive research since then on the W210 with 70% in favour and 30% against getting one. Most of the criticism is with respect to the rust problems the W210 range is famous for having due to MB switching to water based paint.
I really am confused, since there's no rust in this particular example. Could anyone please advise?. I'm getting a good deal.
I've already looked at a couple of W124s which i didn't like because of the rust and engine manipulations, one which i loved but it ended up having a CNG attached to it. The hunt has left me quite disappointed, probably looking in all the wrong places. Coming back to the W210, I wouldn't consider a 210 had it not been for this specific car. Still in two minds. Will post more info if needed.

Maintenance costs of both the 124 and 210 seem to be fine with me. Sorry, if this post doesn't belong here, i couldn't find an active thread on the 210 since the 124 really is without a doubt the more popular and reliable car.

Please shine some light on the "badnaam" W210 range from your experiences in India.

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