Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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bolidemichael

4,747 posts

165 months

Wednesday 7th April
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dscam said:
g3org3y said:
ian316 said:
LetsTryAgain said:
Standard thread response.

Off topic post myself but Mrs LTA is now in the hospital.
She had a fairly terrible night from 21:30 and didn't really get any sleep at all.
I can't join her due to the general populations appalling capitulation last March - June, but I'll either be picking her up later today to 'progress' at home or I'll be joining her.
Slightly thread end - the S211 will be doing 'first drive home' duties, touch wood.

Edited by LetsTryAgain on Wednesday 7th April 09:21
I wish Mrs LTA all the best
Echo that. Fingers crossed. Keep us updated LTA.
Best wishes LTA.
All the best. My first born was collected in a 380SEC smile

McGee_22

4,019 posts

143 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Best wishes for all LTA - for reference Miss McGee was transported safely and sleepily home in a Scooby WRX - that boxer engine proved to be a ninja at getting kids to sleep.

0a

22,720 posts

158 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Dapster said:
2 hours left on the auction and this old girl has only reached £9.5 bags of your sand. I know it's well over the "thread plus sensible margin" but it's featured on these pages before and it looks an absolute minter!



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1996-merc...
£12,250 in the end!

bolidemichael

4,747 posts

165 months

Wednesday 7th April
quotequote all
bolidemichael said:
dscam said:
g3org3y said:
ian316 said:
LetsTryAgain said:
Standard thread response.

Off topic post myself but Mrs LTA is now in the hospital.
She had a fairly terrible night from 21:30 and didn't really get any sleep at all.
I can't join her due to the general populations appalling capitulation last March - June, but I'll either be picking her up later today to 'progress' at home or I'll be joining her.
Slightly thread end - the S211 will be doing 'first drive home' duties, touch wood.

Edited by LetsTryAgain on Wednesday 7th April 09:21
I wish Mrs LTA all the best
Echo that. Fingers crossed. Keep us updated LTA.
Best wishes LTA.
All the best. My first born was collected in a 380SEC smile
Here's a later image smile


mondayo

1,395 posts

227 months

Wednesday 7th April
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BigBen said:
dscam said:
I tackled the rear window seal on mine and it has ensured it’s completely watertight. It’s a design flaw on every R230 and remained on the R231. Expect to have to sort it but if done right that should be a one time job. I wrote a detailed thread with pictures on the popular MB fora.
I also did that myself and it wasn't a bad job at all. Also remember amusingly having an argument with someone on here who insisted it was impossible to fix yourself and and only new seals from MB could fix it (which everyone except him knew they don't.)

Good point on the panoramic roof and AMG wheels, mine had both and was all the better for it.
Some cracking comments chaps.... you're really selling them (do to speak).

legendracer

210 posts

14 months

Wednesday 7th April
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There is an update for lexus gs300 bought for my friend.
The battery and AC amplifier (control unit) gave up. Used AA parts and garage cover policy but had to pay extra £350.

Another friend needs a car below £1500. Petrol, below 1500cc, manual. Should be cheap to maintain. Thank you.

assadahmed

466 posts

154 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Rather than carrying out research online from various buying guides I'm just going to ask a simple question for you guys to answer.......Will a W140 S600 financially ruin me? I need one in my life and there a couple on Autotrader right now.

Am I asking for trouble?


Krikkit

20,954 posts

145 months

Wednesday 7th April
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legendracer said:
There is an update for lexus gs300 bought for my friend.
The battery and AC amplifier (control unit) gave up. Used AA parts and garage cover policy but had to pay extra £350.

Another friend needs a car below £1500. Petrol, below 1500cc, manual. Should be cheap to maintain. Thank you.
If you can find one for the budget - Mk.1 Toyota Yaris, K11 Micra (watch for rust) or for something more modern Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 108 imho.

LetsTryAgain

2,675 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th April
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legendracer said:
There is an update for lexus gs300 bought for my friend.
The battery and AC amplifier (control unit) gave up. Used AA parts and garage cover policy but had to pay extra £350.

Another friend needs a car below £1500. Petrol, below 1500cc, manual. Should be cheap to maintain. Thank you.
Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift.


PS - Appreciate the kind words everyone.

Bonefish Blues

17,566 posts

187 months

Wednesday 7th April
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If you can go another 100cc take look at a Fiat Sedici. Cracking little Suzukis.

tobinen

7,558 posts

109 months

Wednesday 7th April
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assadahmed said:
Rather than carrying out research online from various buying guides I'm just going to ask a simple question for you guys to answer.......Will a W140 S600 financially ruin me? I need one in my life and there a couple on Autotrader right now.

Am I asking for trouble?
Check for:

Rust
All electrics work
Soft close works
HRW delamination
Broken springs

The oily bits aren't too bad

Edit: and sunshine roof drains. If the A pillars are damp it's likely rusted the cassette

Edited by tobinen on Wednesday 7th April 22:14

Krikkit

20,954 posts

145 months

Wednesday 7th April
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LetsTryAgain said:
legendracer said:
There is an update for lexus gs300 bought for my friend.
The battery and AC amplifier (control unit) gave up. Used AA parts and garage cover policy but had to pay extra £350.

Another friend needs a car below £1500. Petrol, below 1500cc, manual. Should be cheap to maintain. Thank you.
Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift.
Didn't realise the Jazz had got so cheap, good cars.

Prinny

1,511 posts

63 months

Wednesday 7th April
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assadahmed said:
Rather than carrying out research online from various buying guides I'm just going to ask a simple question for you guys to answer.......Will a W140 S600 financially ruin me? I need one in my life and there a couple on Autotrader right now.

Am I asking for trouble?
This is possibly the worst place to ask that question as we’ll all tell you to buy one blind, get a one-way ticket & show us the results at the petrol station. Tis the thread way. smile

It’ll all depend on how much you think is excessive spend, and how hands-on you’re prepared to be. Depending on your perfectionist level, if you want to bring one back to showroom, you could sink £10k easily, get someone else to do the work, and maybe double that.

Put it this way, I am well over £1/mile in running costs (excluding purchase price) for the 7-series, sometimes you get single digit mpg in traffic. That hurts, no matter how wealthy you may be.

All that said, I’d have one, they’re fantastic cars. (Do it!)

useful stuff:
Hereward has a readers ride thread on his SL600, lots of engine info there (and hydraulics).

bolidemichael

4,747 posts

165 months

Wednesday 7th April
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It'd be great if Hereward were to update his thread.

With regards to the W140 S600, that's a teeth sucker for most sane people. For us, the enjoyment is the masochistic pleasure from running something that defies reason*, which is why you're looking at it.








  • with the exception of anyone that opts for a Lexus.

BigBen

10,560 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th April
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tobinen said:
assadahmed said:
Rather than carrying out research online from various buying guides I'm just going to ask a simple question for you guys to answer.......Will a W140 S600 financially ruin me? I need one in my life and there a couple on Autotrader right now.

Am I asking for trouble?
Check for:

Rust
All electrics work
Soft close works
HRW delamination
Broken springs

The oily bits aren't too bad

Edit: and sunshine roof drains. If the A pillars are damp it's likely rusted the cassette

Edited by tobinen on Wednesday 7th April 22:14
Yes to all of that.

I have had a W140 500 and a C140 600, neither cost me a great deal to run beyond the usual. In summary you need to buy one. A W140 600 remains on my wish-list, I am only put off by the fact I remember when a good one was £5k.....



Macron

6,095 posts

130 months

Wednesday 7th April
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assadahmed said:
Will a W140 S600 financially ruin me? I need one in my life and there a couple on Autotrader right now.

Am I asking for trouble?
Buy one. Buy it now.


Prinny said:
This is possibly the worst place to ask that question.

kevinon

275 posts

24 months

Wednesday 7th April
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plasticpig said:


Deal done on this and will be delivered on Sunday.
way-hey ! Really great buy. Vicarious excitement - hope it's a real winner for you.

Dapster

5,043 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th April
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0a said:
Dapster said:
2 hours left on the auction and this old girl has only reached £9.5 bags of your sand. I know it's well over the "thread plus sensible margin" but it's featured on these pages before and it looks an absolute minter!



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1996-merc...
£12,250 in the end!
And not met the reserve. This will be at least the 2nd time it has failed to meet reserve

ferrisbueller

26,307 posts

191 months

Wednesday 7th April
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0a said:
plasticpig said:


Deal done on this and will be delivered on Sunday.
Congratulations!
yes

Love them.

ferrisbueller

26,307 posts

191 months

Wednesday 7th April
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LetsTryAgain said:
But, I've just 'won' this on eBay -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324549356897?ViewItem=&...
That looks like a fine win.