Yah wagons only for me. Very practical cars. I have my eye on one.

K

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 4:27 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Karl,
>
> Your 123 wagon is probably worth $5k or more on eBay.
>
> Are you looking for an '87 wagon or sedan to hot rod?  Wagons are somewhat
> rare, and usually neglected and beat up.  124 wagons are generally sold for
> less than 123 wagons.
>
> My current dream is an OM606 turbo in a '95 wagon body.
> --
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
> '95 E300
>
> On September 10, 2015 11:14:43 PM EDT, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >I am thinking of going 87. Can't bring myself to hot rod the 85 and
> >thereby
> >reduce whatever value it has to virtually nothing.
> >
> >Which begs the question, what does a totally rust-free 85 tdt with a
> >new
> >tranny, rebuilt turbo and top end go for these days with everything but
> >the
> >center vents working and newish paint? It is actually almost a fast
> >car;
> >goes like hell after the new head and turbo. Been running synthetic
> >since
> >82k; has 189k now. Interior presentable but could use new carpet in
> >back
> >and passenger front. Headliner is fine, sunroof manual, no vacuum
> >leaks.
> >Basically totally functional but no blow from center vents so I guess
> >that
> >is next. AC cold, new controller. Yada yada. You get the idea; very
> >good
> >shape.
> >
> >Karl
> >
> >
> >
> >On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> >mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> In my case, I didn't realize the springs were different until about
> >three
> >> months after I bought them. I sent a message to the eBay seller and
> >they
> >> wanted all the details as far as application. When that didn't pan
> >out,
> >> they got Lesjofors involved. Despite photographs of the springs side
> >by
> >> side clearly showing they were different, Lesjofors just threw their
> >hands
> >> up and said I must have had some sort of one-off version of a W140. I
> >> disputed that by showing them the EPC page with my VIN showing the
> >proper
> >> MB part number, which they said it was in their application guide.
> >>
> >> Never heard back from them. Fortunately, the seller was really good
> >about
> >> taking them back and was involved in the whole process of trying to
> >sort
> >> things out.
> >>
> >> In my case, the stock spring was flared out towards the top by a good
> >inch
> >> or more. The spring that Lesjofors said was the correct one was the
> >same
> >> diameter the whole length of the spring.  They even checked the
> >others they
> >> had for W140 applications and said that none of them were like mine.
> >>
> >> That's been my first foray into MB springs. It just reinforced the
> >lesson
> >> of going to the dealer for the part.
> >>
> >> Dan
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
> >> > On Sep 10, 2015, at 12:34 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> On September 10, 2015 at 10:21 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes
> >> >> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Guess that means I'll buy OE for the 98 S420 that needs front
> >springs.
> >> >
> >> > The Lesjofors catalog info on the ebay listings seems dodgy.
> >> > For some years, including 97, they list the same spring for the
> >S500 and
> >> S420
> >> > For other years, they list the same spring for S320 and S420.
> >> > I'd seen comments on Benzworld that the S500 springs were too stiff
> >and
> >> made the
> >> > car ride high.
> >> > The EPC had 3 springs, and for my car specified the weakest spring
> >with
> >> 3 nub or
> >> > 4 nub spacers.
> >> >
> >> > So I bought the "S320" springs on eBay (which were $50-60 cheaper
> >than
> >> the
> >> > "S500") and 4 nub
> >> > spacers from the dealer.
> >> > The result was the only bad spring experience I've ever had in my
> >life,
> >> not that
> >> > I've
> >> > replaced many coil springs. Maybe I should have used JC Whitney
> >springs
> >> like I
> >> > did when I put
> >> > the trailer hitch on my Plymouth Horizon. I think I went to
> >Carquest
> >> when my '95
> >> > Taurus broke
> >> > a spring.
> >> >
> >> > I do still need to contact Lesjofors and see what, if anything,
> >they
> >> will do. If
> >> > they tell
> >> > me I have counterfeit springs, I'm going to kick myself $113 worth
> >for
> >> not doing
> >> > something
> >> > through Paypal/eBay in a timely fashion.
> >> >
> >> > I contacted the eBay seller, who wanted specific info on my car to
> >check
> >> and see
> >> > if I bought
> >> > the "right" springs. I sent him the whole story, beginning with the
> >> model, year,
> >> > and VIN.
> >> > He responded that I sent him a blank message. I replied again, and
> >he
> >> never
> >> > responded.
> >> > Looking back on it, I wish I'd filed an eBay complaint at that
> >point.
> >> >
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