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Forum: TALKING TORQUE 20th January 2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,417
Posted By Des
Re: Mercedes-Benz loses preferred status!!

Funny thing, was talking with a mate today about his Mitsubishi Lancer, few months old, he lives in a rural part of Tasmania and a few weeks ago hit a dead possum on the road and punctured one of his...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 19th January 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,417
Posted By Des
Cool Re: Mercedes-Benz loses preferred status!!

from the world according to Des (idiots guide to driving)

last time I had a flat on a Mercedes, granted it was on the rear just drove with it flat for about 20k's (I think I clipped a barbed wire...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 6th January 2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Des
Re: 6.9 for sale

well the suspension looks a big saggy = problems

creases in the door trims

less than perfect carpets



looks like a fairly average example, cut the price tag in half and you probably have...
Forum: MECHANICALS 23rd December 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,767
Posted By Des
Re: The use of ATF in your fuel

When would you recommend doing this? 50-100k's before taking your car in for a service and oil change?

I have a high mileage engine so that might be of benefit.
Forum: MERCEDES W116 10th December 2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,509
Posted By Des
W-116 estate

http://nast-sonderfahrzeuge.de/MB-Exotenforum/forum_entry.php?id=87678
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 7th December 2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

Just for you Tim

:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz45aRu5DzM
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 6th December 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

nahhhhhhh





lets talk about these:


http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv4/MrSmith_03/032c21ec.jpg
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 5th December 2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

uhh I just did it Beirut taxi style with an old tyre wedged between the rear of the drivers seat and the rear seat
Forum: MERCEDES W116 5th December 2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,397
Posted By Des
Re: Another 450SEL... Work in Progress

Do you have any other plans besides a respray?

the fresh paint looks very nice.
Forum: MERCEDES W116 5th December 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,397
Posted By Des
Re: Another 450SEL... Work in Progress

That is not an original colour is it?

pretty nice deep blue from the photos

I think I'd fit clear front indicators as not to detract from the paintwork, just my opinion.

going to be a nice...
Forum: MERCEDES W116 5th December 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Des
Re: Something for the 6.9 boys

I have heard some iphone cases will help with that,

unsure though which ones as I use mine without a case and don't have signal problems.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 4th December 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,111
Posted By Des
Re: 1000sel lol

now for some real trouser snakes

P-51 Mustang themed Chevy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIj2GVfua84


or this beast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMxFE37Sxw
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 4th December 2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,111
Posted By Des
Re: 1000sel lol

1000SEL is all very well, as long as it has 10 litres of engine to back it up.

atleast the 690SEL was a real car

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/4958865753_65457b3036.jpg
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 4th December 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

:D :D

Your comments remind me of a W123 I once had where the back of the drivers seat would turn with the steering wheel through a corner.

:eek:
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 3rd December 2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

having owned various W116's, W114's, W123's etc.. I had to say the seats in a Volvo 240/740 series cars are MUCH more comfortable, you just sink into them, they are much more supportive when you are...
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 3rd December 2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

or this one:
they get some car airborn and a bit of tyre squealing

http://youtu.be/3-ZvVwviyvI



:eek:
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 3rd December 2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,047
Posted By Des
Re: Speaking of VOLVO's

Listen to this guy ...er...talk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cNUBzHBT8



"Stepping on the gas is like cutting in an afterburner"
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 3rd December 2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Des
Views: 2,693
Posted By Des
Re: Des

I am unsure sorry, just some photos I found online while looking around.


:)
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 3rd December 2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Des
Views: 2,693
Posted By Des
Re: Des

some more pictures from this Japanese artist:


http://www.170220.com/170smf/index.php?topic=3434.0
Forum: MERCEDES W116 2nd December 2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By Des
Something for the 6.9 boys

http://nast-sonderfahrzeuge.de/MB-Exotenforum/forum_entry.php?id=87370


check out the vintage telephone

pretty nifty having one in a car, even if here in Australia you cannot use it.

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