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Old 1st December 2015, 10:41   #931
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Hi Guys,
I am looking for W124 E220 or E250 in New Delhi, would appreciate if any one can provide me some leads. Also the current price range.

Does any one has a original invoice copy of W124 of year 1995 or 1996.

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Hi Guys,
I am looking for W124 E220 or E250 in New Delhi, would appreciate if any one can provide me some leads. Also the current price range.

Does any one has a original invoice copy of W124 of year 1995 or 1996.
I would suggest that you wait.
With the NGT ban in place right now,
RTO's arent entertaining transfers/re registration of old cars.
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Old 5th December 2015, 22:56   #933
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Hi Guys,

Need some advice.

I have been offered a 1996 E220 petrol. First owner. Done 160K Kms. 1.5L.
Checked out the car a couple of days ago. Bodywork seems OK but can't say for sure as it was parked in a basement with poor lighting. The car started first time but I was unable to put the car into any gear. The clutch pedal was moving just about an inch. Engine sounded a bit rough for a petrol but that maybe the exhaust effect in the basement.
Interior rear light would not go off even when car was switched off.
All other lights and indicator/warning lights etc were working OK. Wipers working OK. Headlight lenses were dull. A/C was working OK. Handbrake was working OK.

The guy who it is with now came down and using brute force managed to literally grind the car into gear but then it stopped again when he tried to change gear. Today he tells me it's fixed as there was some air in the oil or something like that. I am therefore presuming it's a hydraulic clutch.
Having gone through several pages of this thread I am quite shocked at the amount of "TLC" these cars require. I thought they were built tough and with minimum electronics which could go wrong.

My question is : Is it even worth considering this car? I don't mind spending a bit to do it up but am not keen on spending hours sourcing parts from Opera House, local garages or the Internet and then spending hours standing in above mentioned garages getting the job done.
I am also not aware of any reputed mechanic in the Andheri (West) area who could fix any problems I may have on this car.
Please advise.

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Repairs on these cars are not cheap. If the car is not driveable before you buy it, don't bother in my opinion. If it has been sitting for a long time, outside of engine and trans, you will have suspension rubber issues, fuel delivery, injectors etc etc. I would never buy a car of this vintage, that is not driveable, so you can truly assess what is needed. If its a throwaway price, well then it may be worth the risk!
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First post of 2016! Hello Guys! I'm Abhinandhan from Chennai. Right now looking for a well maintained W124 in Chennai. Any leads? And i'd love to be a part of the whatsapp group for to gain more knowledge and information about the car. Viraat13 Ji, Kindly add me in the group. My number is +919962277866.
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Old 17th January 2016, 09:54   #935
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W124 Owners,

My '96 E220 has grey interiors which are turning yellow only on the transmission tunnel and under dash panel, as illustrated in the attached image. The door cards are still in the original color. I've seen this on other W124s and believe this is a design/ material flaw.

Before sourcing a new transmission tunnel, I thought it best to ask if there was any way to remove the discoloration chemically?

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One thing I noticed is that 300D is quite rare but cheaper to procure than 250D. Plus the 300D has better equipment and better engine and auto box and cheaper price to own. Though I do not have the funds right now, I did find a nice looking 300D for roughly 3 lacs in Jalandhar.

What are potential hazards if any of the 300D?
The 300D made from 1994-1996 was a great car - it came equipped with the soon to be legendary OM606 engine, far superior to the OM603 diesel motor that came equipped on the 1986-1993 cars. The only downside is a lack of spares for that motor in India, unlike the familiar 250D.
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W124 Owners,

My '96 E220 has grey interiors which are turning yellow only on the transmission tunnel and under dash panel, as illustrated in the attached image. The door cards are still in the original color. I've seen this on other W124s and believe this is a design/ material flaw.

Before sourcing a new transmission tunnel, I thought it best to ask if there was any way to remove the discoloration chemically?

Thanks!
I think that the discoloration is because of time and heat. The color of the material itself is changing. So, it cannot be undone chemically.
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Old 17th January 2016, 12:31   #938
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I can see heat being a factor but not time, as the same panels I've come across in the UK and US do not have this discoloration.
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I can see heat being a factor but not time, as the same panels I've come across in the UK and US do not have this discoloration.
If sun has reached the panels then the material will discolour with time, similar to white cotton material discolours in the sun (hence you add blue to keep it white).

The only chemical treatment that I can think of is adding either "Blue" or optical whitener to water and gently sponging the yellow portions. Just be careful to try it on a small area to see if it works or stains the material blue.
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W124 Owners,

My '96 E220 has grey interiors which are turning yellow only on the transmission tunnel and under dash panel, as illustrated in the attached image. The door cards are still in the original color. I've seen this on other W124s and believe this is a design/ material flaw.

Before sourcing a new transmission tunnel, I thought it best to ask if there was any way to remove the discoloration chemically?

Thanks!
You can try a soap water solution, leather polish or dye, a leather cleaner, and even good old MIN cream. The dye will be the last resort, but it definitely can be done. Akshay4587 restored the interiors of his car in this method.
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Outside of the die option, none of the proposed solutions have worked. I've even used professional grade cleaning chemicals with no luck.
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Old 23rd January 2016, 16:22   #942
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Outside of the die option, none of the proposed solutions have worked. I've even used professional grade cleaning chemicals with no luck.
It's simply aged in the sun. Why don't you look into getting it wrapped in leather or something? I'm sure it can be done. It might not look original, but it won't look faded and worn. Surely a workable solution till you can get your hands on another one.
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After checking out innumerable cars in various states of disrepair finally chanced upon a 1994 import E300 with the OM606 engine. Mechanically the car is in reasonable condition but cosmetically needs attention. Sealed the deal and am the proud owner of my dream W124.
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Last week we did a few trips in the E220. Pune Mumbai and also Pune Mahabaleshwar. Drove a total of 800 km, and the car was flawless! Ran perfectly the whole way through, and at times was able to pull away from "other" German brands with a slush box - lets just say that a young gentleman in an Audi A4 was a bit surprised at certain times during mid range acceleration!

On the expressway, she cruised effortlessly between 130 km - 140 km, with not a squeak or rattle. Third and Fourth gears are so tall, that you almost don't need 5th till you get to around 110 kmph.

First long trip on the new Yokohamas, and I have to say I like them better than the Michelin Primacy - both for noise and handling.

It's a true testament to our cars, and shows the build quality and reliability.
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Does anyone have the OEM part numbers for the front struts and rear shocks for the E220?

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