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Old 16th February 2010, 13:39   #61
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Thanks, I think I will get this done and get back to you. How about the parts pricing issue??? Are they very expensive????

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Sounds like it needs a good servce. Response to your points

1: A fluid change might help - if not could be something more. Thud could be due to low/ poor fluid

2: An A/c specialist could tell you - might be compressor or mere electircal problem. If A/c is weak points to former, if not at all, could be latter

3: Sunroof - could be motor also - need to remove and test. Switch may not be problem as it might not be used as much.

4: sunfoor and auto part excepted most parts are availalbe. BTW w124 came out in 1983 not 1982- are yuo refering to a 1992?
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Dear Friends,

I have just spotted a W124 300D 1982 Automatic, which I contemplate to buy. but the car has been kept neglected for quite a long time and it needs a lot of work to bring it back to its past glory. Request for your advice on it.

I would request for your help on the following pointslease:

1- How to check if the Automatic transmission is perfect or Not??? it shifts with a thud, the transition is not smooth when you drive it.

2- The Air Conditioning is not working, all the belts have been removed????

3- The sun roof is not working???

4- How about the availability and pricing of parts for this particular vehicle, like Sun Roof Switch, Shockers (Front and Rear), Auto Transmission rings, seals, suspension kit, brake pads etc.

By the sound engine seems to be perfect but how to get it checked and also it is very sluggish on the pick-up. My budget is approximately 3L.

I am interested in buying this if only it is possible to get it into mint condition.

Thanks & cheers!!!!!!!!!
1982 W124? something a miss here perhaps you are talking about W123? W124's came in mid 1984 with global supply in 1985 till 1995!

If W123 then a an easy one to fix and that expensive with parts a plenty
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I own a 1983 W123 300D. I want to be the member of the Mercedes Benz Club of India?
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I own a 1983 W123 300D. I want to be the member of the Mercedes Benz Club of India?
I will PM you the current secretary Mr Amit Sapre's contact details, do get in touch with him for further details.
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Hey mole,
Also please pm me the details as I own a 1986 126 &
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Amol, Who is this Mr. Sapre? Which Mercs does he own? How many members does this club have?
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Found this list at one of the mercedes forum. Can't say about the accuracy. 9999 possibly means the models are still in production at the time of compilation i.e. 2000.

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And the W 201 came before the W 124 !!


Thats my W201 , imported from Germany , you can also see the mark of the horse shoe which was fixed on the radiator grill
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Personally, i dont feel the Mercedes club in Bombay is anything to write home about. They are in no way as connected and united as the clubs abroad. I was speaking to a committee member who keeps on trying to convince me every time he meets me that i should join the club. I have the following views for their fiolowing claims;

1) The club helps its members to source parts.
What parts they are talking about? I can walk into any one of the numerous shops selling Merc parts and do so myself. Why should i go through them.

I inquired from them for some parts for my W201 and my W110. No one had a clue as to where to get them and as to the pricing. One person gave me a website which i had visited 100 times and asked me to get in touch with them. Even the website never had the parts.

2) You get discounts in places when shopping/restaurants etc.
You get to attend their meets free of cost and an annual rally/lunch with drinks (pun).
For that im not going to pay 15k + for this membership.

3) When i asked one member to help me procure a W123, he started quoting ridiculous prices. So i got
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Personally, i dont feel the Mercedes club in Bombay is anything to write home about. They are in no way as connected and united as the clubs abroad. I was speaking to a committee member who keeps on trying to convince me every time he meets me that i should join the club. I have the following views for their fiolowing claims;

1) The club helps its members to source parts.
2) You get discounts in places when shopping/restaurants etc.
3) When i asked one member to help me procure a W123, he started quoting ridiculous prices. So i got
Got what? Frightened?
I was pestered by a Merc spares stockist to join this club. At that time the fees, as far as I remember, was Rs 12000/-. I told him that I had better use for money. Next year he told me that I was right, you do not get any significant benefit. A free drive participation with dinner with some upper end enthusiasts, maybe a discount if you visit the Merc Museum, but practically no other help at all. If they call themselves enthusiasts, why do they not reach out to people? They should know which significant Mercs are around, they should contact us, when we owners see such enthusiasm, we will respond. Clubs that want to promote themselves have to do some PR, at least invite non member owners to see for themselves why they should join. Those drives organised by them are full of 123's and 124's, a few 126, some fancy later models, what is so special about such a drive? A bhpian was asking how to join, I suppose someone must have guided him by new, was he made welcome or did he have to reach out to them? Somehow we have not yet caught on what club cameradie is all about, those in the driving seats of clubs hijack them for their own agenda. Very often there is no cameradie at all, there are jealousies that run deep. Many clubs should have a look at FCCCI to understand what cameradie and true sportsman ship is all about. And we need to hear more appreciation from the so called elite, jealousies are like a cancer and ruin a lot of good intentions.
Part of this was OT, but many clubs over here are not doing what they are supposed to or meant for.

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Got what? Frightened?
Many clubs should have a look at FCCCI to understand what cameradie and true sportsman ship is all about. Cheers harit
Dear Harit

Hopefully we will see you more often at the FCCCI meets atleast but then thats for another thread.

Anyways all clubs have a period of stagnation and no matter how hard one tries one finds the club activities dropping.Call it a midlife crises if you may. No doubt the Fiat Club's enthusiasm is commendable and I am a part of it, however there are times we find two or three people turning up, which is fine! The mega drives are always a success when it comes to both clubs!

I think people are misinformed if they think members just own 123's and 124's. We have most significant post-war cars in the club. In any case we have no issues with people joining in any Mercedes, it is not a classic Mercedes owners club, any mercedes owner and his family is welcome.

Now as far as reaching out to enthusiasts goes, I personally reached out to all "enthusiasts" at the previous drive even committing to sponsor them at the annual dinner, several phone calls were made and no one turned up. It was their choice however an attempt was made. So lets leave that aside and I know for one I will not waste my time again!

Now the issue seems to be about the Rs 12,000/- membership. Consider the following i attend every Fiat club meeting possibly that there is in Mumbai and Pune and even at a minimum I spend atleast Rs 1000/- on meals, drives whatever annually. I expect to be a active member of the Mercedes Benz club as long as i live and if the club is taking care of all the expenses occured during 12 meetings and an annual drive in the year for however long a member lives I think its not a bad deal. Besides which please bear in mind we have to pay affiliation fees annually to Stuttgart, where does that money come from??

"Lack of knowledge" and not being an "enthusiast" is not a crime and I am sure members of the club are not obligated to search and research parts catalogues and sources for the benifit of the enthusiast. Yet we do our best!

We have been clear that our activities are centered around Mumbai and that enthusiasts from other parts of the country may not find value in our fees and our activities yet we have members from all over the country who will happily show up for the odd meeting and annual drives.

We do not solicit memberships, with the motive of making money and most of the clubs activities are met through private sponsorships. I don't recall a single post on this thread where such a appeal has been made.

Finally it is not very clear from your posts if you are complaining about the club not waiving fees for "genuine enthusiasts." or Not reaching out to the world at large with parts information or some other issue. Whatever it may be please bear in mind that it is a club which has its own articles and rules and and not at any compulsion to satisfy anyone but their member themselves.

This thread was primarily started to post information of the activities of the club and not for repitative rantings. Sorry if we have disappointed you

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Don't know if you guys know but Merc is beginning the production of its famous G wagon in RHD.

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The monthly meeting of the club was held on the 1st of April 2012 at the lovely Woodehouse Gymkhana in Colaba. It was a beautiful heritage setting and inspired many members to come down with their better halves and kids. Fruitful talk was held about development of the club and its activities over sumptuous breakfast. Talks included among another things, raising of funds to support the Zapp family who is currently in our city as a part of the final leg of their journey in Asia. Talks also included organizing a drive and Factory visit to The Mercedes factory in Pune.

A good smattering of cars of all series participated as secured parking was available and in attendance was a 170, a 180 D, a freshly restored W115 and W123's and the newer mercs.

It was decided by all members present that that the next meeting would be held at another club in South Mumbai by rotation, if not Woodehouse Gymkhana.
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The monthly meeting of the club was held on the 1st of April 2012 at the lovely Woodehouse Gymkhana in Colaba. It was a beautiful heritage setting and inspired many members to come down with their better halves and kids.

Talks also included organizing a drive and Factory visit to The Mercedes factory in Pune.

A good smattering of cars of all series participated as secured parking was available and in attendance was a 170, a 180 D, a freshly restored W115 and W123's and the newer mercs.
A very nice gathering of Mercedes', their owners and their families!

Could we have some more pictures of the cars that attended, and if possible closeups?

During the so planned drive/ visit to the Mercedes factory, would Merc lovers/enthusiasts (being non merc owners) be allowed to join in?
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