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907

posted on 15/5/18 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
Worth the risk?

Three years ago I was in need of a fresh daily-driver-come-works-load-lugger.


Needed to be able to carry 2 x 1 sheets of metal, have a good towing capacity, and be a respectable family car.
I opted for an E class Merc 3.2 TDI and found a 110k miler for three grand.

Now my one doubt was that if it ever went wrong would I loose an arm and a leg?



Well last week it did go wrong. Nasty rattly noises and dripped with water. Water pump gone.

To my amazement a patten part cost a mere 36 inc postage.


Fixed and back on the road now and ready for another 3 years........ hopefully.

Paul G





The one and only member of the Suttol Owners Club. Now also the MX5 Owners Club. A few more in that one.

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SJ

posted on 15/5/18 at 06:54 PM Reply With Quote
I love it when a plan comes together!
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David Jenkins

posted on 16/5/18 at 06:16 AM Reply With Quote
Fingers crossed!





The older I get, the better I was...

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907

posted on 16/5/18 at 11:37 AM Reply With Quote
The journey before the one where she pee'd on the road was a trip to Bristol to pick up an MX5 on my trailer.



Obviously the Merc has a brain, and can distinguish between important journeys, and those that are importanter.





Paul G





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 16/5/18 at 10:38 PM Reply With Quote
I've had a couple of S class 320cdi's over the years, best cars I've ever own, and when they have gone wrong, which was rarely, I've sorted the problems cheaply, looking for another as we speak
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