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Old 24th June 2015, 05:47   #46
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Over the weekend, got some long pending jobs done on the car , that have totally changed its character. Love the way she drives now.

List of Jobs done.

1)After a few months into the ownership i had discovered that the car was running on Non OEM exhaust,which was affecting performance. replaced it with a OEM MB exhaust from a donor car , and the car feels lively, and picks up speed much faster than before.

2)Front suspension Overhaul, each and every part was replaced.

3)New fan shroud, as existing one had cracks.

The work was done at CHD Moto Co, its a new set up barely 2 months old, and loved the way the whole job was handled. Full marks for technical competence and customer service.

Now some WIP pictures.
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Long time no Update.
Last few weeks were pretty eventful
The car was not driven around much in July/August due to Monsoons, probably like not more than 70-80kms in 2 months.
3rd Party insurance was renewed in July, cost me 5800 bucks.

While parking it i made a small mistake not filling her up and she was left in the garage with just 10-15L of Petrol.
As the sun started shining i took her out;she started up fine, but as soon as she reached 1000-1200 RPM, it started jerking real bad, things were better post 1000-1200 RPM, but i could still feel that something was not right. The jerks were so bad,that it made me look like a fool on road. Did a DIY of Throttle body/MAF sensor cleaning to no avail.

On further investigation, found out that it was a clogged fuel filter.
Replaced the filter and cleaned the fuel pump, all is good for now.
Sometime down the line i plan to clean the tank/fuel lines as well.
Check out the fuel that came out of the filter.
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Also,we have made our own small group of 124 owners here in tricity and around, so we all met up and discussed our cars.
We had a special visitor with us, which belongs to a friend, a G55 AMG
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Hi Akshay,

Absolutely amazing mate! The way the complete process has been done and still being done is just enthralling. The write-up sounds passionate and the pics are mesmerizing indeed.

Adjectives actually fall short when I reply on any of the W - xxx type mercs thread!

I dream of owning one and restoring it like you soon!!! Your inputs will be of great help as to where to start from!
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Hi Akshay,

Absolutely amazing mate! The way the complete process has been done and still being done is just enthralling. The write-up sounds passionate and the pics are mesmerizing indeed.

Adjectives actually fall short when I reply on any of the W - xxx type mercs thread!

I dream of owning one and restoring it like you soon!!! Your inputs will be of great help as to where to start from!
Hey; after the NGT crap, i would suggest that you start off with looking for a Non NCR registered car,
and then decide whether you need a petrol or a diesel.

Rest we all are here to help. In fact, i got in touch with Viraat(Bhpian based out of delhi who has two of these 124's),even before i got the car, and that helped me a lot in sourcing the parts and all.
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Where can i source/buy monograms set for 1997 W124 E 220 ?
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