Jump to content
Sam

What Have You Done To Your Car Today? Volume 2

Recommended Posts

End of an Era Chimp!! I've owned Mercs before, but I have to say none of them are doing anything for me :(

Have you had a cl or cls, if so can you share your experience

I had a shock earlier, shame I didn't have the hiccups really as being told that a new rear windscreen was £549.95 would have cured them :blink:

Other than that I ordered a few bits from the local dealer.

Key

Steering flex joint

Linkage for the front headlight levelling sensor, since mine is held together with cable ties.

Sent from my LG-H815

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I owned CLKs chimp, both from 1998/99. Lovely motors, pleasure to drive, very heavy on petrol. Would love to get an LPG one ..... Looked butt ugly from the rear though ......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do like the newer clk's 2003 onwards, however have a want for a CL, just that God damn ABC system

Sent from my LG-H815

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fitted the rear windscreen into the E30. Last time Mr. Xen and I did this, it took ages. Maybe over 30 minutes. I did it on my own today in about 3 minutes! Fitted the center consoles back into the car, fitted the driver's seat (the seat heating still works :D ) and drove it home to do some more work on it tomorrow.

It's the first time I've driven it since May last year with any carpet/interior in - it's actually quite nice to drive! Not as loud as I was expecting :) Cruise control still doesn't work though, so I have to regulate my speed myself life a pleb :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went to Blackpool

05ED0CCE-030D-4FA3-934E-6EF49B3CC993_zps

Looks good kidda

Sent from my LG-H815

This +1

Sent from my Note 4 using tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cleaned up the remainder of the exploding beer bottle mess, hoovered in the inside and fitted dashcam.

36EDBDB8-8097-4A86-AE54-A6E2669E68A6_zps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bog all... Wait, i did pump the front tyre up again.

I had ideas but dads punto needed a service and checkover before its mot. So thats 2 rear shocks and an exhaust mid box.. Will get a rear box too and change from £100 for that lot... Not bad for a 2001 Fiat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Broke down last night at 6.15pm.

Coolant light came on down the motorway about 30 seconds from my exit. Coasted down a hill, sat in traffic lights saw steam from the bonnet, dived into bus stop and engine off right away.

Coolant pissed everywhere, called the AA.

Water pump had shat itself, which explains why my belts were squeaking the other day (probably leaking onto them)

Apparently the bearings act as a seal on the water pump so it just pissed it all out once it was gone.

20150915_184228_zpszepkbhin.jpg

Bloke turns up, says his shift is about to end, calls another van. This one arrives at 9.25pm (reported it at 6,15 lol)

But to be fair to them all top blokes. Had no idea where to get it towed to as all garages etc were shut so took the punt and went home with it.

20150915_213707_zpsgxnrdqrf.jpg

Stricly speaking your not then allowed another tow but I laid it on thick this morning and blagged myself a free lift to a bmw specialists who could fit me in this afternoon!

20150916_114203_zpsbiemn1ao.jpg

So, I've had a new bmw water pump, he said the belts looked absolutely fine, and while it was there I had both my thermostats done as the car wasn't getting up to temp properly anyway. (70ish degrees) I purchased my stats from bmw a month ago and hadn't gotten round to doing it so all done today!

Drive home the gauge was up central within about 3 minutes, and OBC read 94 degrees at the end - this isn't too high is it? Will do a proper test tomorrow on the way to work.

Other than that, really pleased with the bloke, great price and really knowledgeable, definately will be back haha.

:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I collected my new key, as the guy was coding the new key into the central locking he tried to start it with both keys, old one wouldn't start it. So that's no problem now I have a nice shiny new one to use.

Also collected a lower steering joint and will fit that tomorrow, shouldn't take long, on the E30 I replaced it with a solid rod.

Edited by Stonesie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drive home the gauge was up central within about 3 minutes, and OBC read 94 degrees at the end - this isn't too high is it? Will do a proper test tomorrow on the way to work.

Other than that, really pleased with the bloke, great price and really knowledgeable, definately will be back haha.

:thumbsup:

Who'd you go to in the end? (I remember you asking a while ago.)

Mine sits at 89-93 on the OBC, but has crept up to 113 under heavy loads on the autobahn. When standing in traffic in 40c heat, it would rise to about 101-103, but drop once moving again. 94 sounds bang on to me!

I can remember breaking* down once, and reporting it when leaving work at 6ish. The guy that arrived rocked up, said 'yep, I wouldn't drive that', so I asked for a tow on his low loader, to which he said 'nah, I've got another job to go to, I'll get someone else out'. What a farce. I finally got collected (I think off my parent's policy in the end) at gone midnight. I didn't get home until about 0100 - 7 hours after ringing up! :(

*it wasn't a break down - just a dropped bolt rattling in the under tray, but it was a couple of days after having a new DMF + clutch fitted, so I assumed it was that, as it changed with revs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drive home the gauge was up central within about 3 minutes, and OBC read 94 degrees at the end - this isn't too high is it? Will do a proper test tomorrow on the way to work.

Other than that, really pleased with the bloke, great price and really knowledgeable, definately will be back haha.

:thumbsup:

Who'd you go to in the end? (I remember you asking a while ago.)

Mine sits at 89-93 on the OBC, but has crept up to 113 under heavy loads on the autobahn. When standing in traffic in 40c heat, it would rise to about 101-103, but drop once moving again. 94 sounds bang on to me!

I can remember breaking* down once, and reporting it when leaving work at 6ish. The guy that arrived rocked up, said 'yep, I wouldn't drive that', so I asked for a tow on his low loader, to which he said 'nah, I've got another job to go to, I'll get someone else out'. What a farce. I finally got collected (I think off my parent's policy in the end) at gone midnight. I didn't get home until about 0100 - 7 hours after ringing up! :(

*it wasn't a break down - just a dropped bolt rattling in the under tray, but it was a couple of days after having a new DMF + clutch fitted, so I assumed it was that, as it changed with revs

Ah you legend nice one, will track the temp from cold in the morning.

I went to J&D bmw specialists in Saunderton / Princes Risborough, West Wycombe way.

Ah, that sucks haha. I must admit the time it took was long but 3 out of 3 of the blokes were all sound as a pound!

Knew their stuff and really efficient. Last bloke was telling me how he used to take his ninja to 160mph in Devon and a police helicopter got sent out for him.

And plenty of stories of people filling their engines with 10 litres of oil etc, wheels falling off into canals, was classic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And plenty of stories of people filling their engines with 10 litres of oil etc, wheels falling off into canals, was classic!

I have seen that happen, kind of, while I was getting some stuff at a local parts shop chatting to the owner when a woman walked in and bought 5 litres of oil, a normal enough thing. 5 minuets later she's back, "I need more oil, it's not full yet".... Yep, she'd put the lot in and was trying to fill the engine to the filler cap :huh:

We pushed it so 2 wheels were up a curb and the shop assistant drained some back out, and showed her how to use the dipstick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm reluctant to say it because I don't want to tempt fate but all is sweet and I've not needed to do anything to it for a while. Front tyres will probably need replacing by new year but other than that it just needs a good wash, polish and wax before the crap weather shows it's face ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dropped the car on Tuesday. As I had brake caliper issues again.

Also decided to go and buy a new set of alloys. I have gone for a set of Oz hamann pg1 in 18 inch.

Need to sell the schnizter now. Time for a change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Time For a change I think.....sell the e46 and buy a e92

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah the cl is the 2nd one however they have a hydraulic suspension system called active body control, when it works it's great but expensive when it goes wrong.

We will see lol

Sent from my LG-H815

My dad has a CL 500. He's had it for about 5 years now I think, he really likes it. A couple months ago one of the suspension legs and the exhaust decided they needed replacing, he's now contemplating buying another one as it will be cheaper than buying the parts.

I've only ever been a passenger in it, but it feels really smooth and comfortable with plenty of power! Loads of toys in it too. When he bought it it had a couple of AMG bits on it. Watching him fill it up at the petrol station isn't a comfortable sight though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally got my suspension through the post, couple more bits to pick up from bmw and I can get cracking on with the old girl.

20150917_200730_zpsom9fvlto.jpg

Edited by R11CH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I changed the lower steering coupler and found that the old one looked good, but had slight play in the bearings, I also changed the front headlight levelling link rod as the old one was a bit past it and held together with zip ties. Also changed the N/S brake air duct and fog light, then found the bumper is split on the lower corner... Ho hum.

Oh and a cat-back exhaust swap on dads punto.

Edited by Stonesie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

End of chapter 1

e72c9986ea63c8e846bc65530e90d2b0.jpg

Beginning of chapter 2

c076e9498d8bf2de019bc6f0645be108.jpg

After 6 years of ownership it's time to move on

I'm after a cls 500 or cl 500

c8a52ad1114ac74fa0324d00c5ab09f5.jpg

1f31add98ecb2e9ce71713ca74bc98d5.jpg

So unfortunately this will be for sale soon

d0f7b2827059b2be8ac041ea5ccc9fe2.jpg

Sent from my LG-H815

Fantastic choice/taste in cars chimp!

Love both the CLS and the CL.

My dad also had the CL500 a few years back.

Real luxury barge

However the costs of the electrics and perishables was more than he was willing to pay as a non petrol head.

so be warned.

I wish I had bought it off him -but I was too young to insure it at the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chimp can afford it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...