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  1. S280 has a different rear axle ratio than s320. The s280 feels abit more torquey for city driving because of that.
  2. Check propel or eBay. Do you just need the motor or regulator as well?
  3. Glad that there are still people interested in such an old Mercedes in Singapore. Do join us on the W124 facebook forums for interesting posts and trivia as well as tips and tricks to keep the car running. I am still driving my W124 after more than 10 years. Its abit battered at the rear from a few accidents but none of which left me injured. Alot more has been done to keep the car running including 2 cooling coil replacements, 2 compressor replacements, an entire aircon system overhaul, 2 engine top overhauls, 1 transmission overhaul, 2 entire undercarriage refreshes and many more Im sure I h
  4. Abit too late but it’s probably the Fuel vent valve. Small plastic thingy that allows air to equalise into the tank as the fuel goes down.
  5. Meet ups are rather informal. Happens about once or twice a month when a few of us are free. Your car seems to be in pretty good condition then as mine overheated like crazy the moment I started using it hahah. Search for "Mercedes Benz W124 Singapore" and join us to see when the meetups occur.
  6. 9K for one year left is dam expensive. Look for those to 2018/2019 COE. They are only around 25k to 30K and its more worth it. W124 can survive heavy jams very well provided the cooling system is maintained properly. Flush the system and use only MB coolant. Make sure the thermostat is working properly and the temp fan switch is working as well. The temperature should only be around 85 degrees during normal use and maybe about 90 plus at jams. Anything more and you are looking for trouble. The auxilarry fan is linked to the air con so make sure its working also. It will kick in at around 80 de
  7. 225/55/16 will rub I think. 205/55/16 should be the correct size. As for bolt size and length, tyre shop will advise as they have tons to try out. Rims for w211 should bolt on directly as they are the same offset.
  8. I think you will be better off getting a halfcut. The main bits you will need is obviously the engine, wiring harness, all the different rubber bits for cooling, aircon and other misc plumbing. You will also need a different air filter box, transmission bell housing, prop shaft and rear axle as well as they have a different ratio than the 8V one. Getting the half cut will save you time especially in wiring the engine harness and ECUs and also fitting the transmission as you can just transplant the whole thing in. The prop shaft and rear axle can be obtained easily from the scrap yards as well.
  9. Well... the 16V engine is silver and the 8V is black but the answer is probably not as you mentioned yourself that they barely open the bonnet for more than 30 seconds..
  10. Hi there, IMO i dont think LTA would allow swap from 8V to 16V. If you read their website carefully they seem to be pretty strict with the engine swap being a identical direct replacement of your current engine. Having said that, I have seen 8V cars with 16V engines that were done without approval and have passed inspection albeit at the owener's risk. Observe carefully when you send your car for inspection. From what ive noticed so far, the W124 engine number is hard to find and they dont have time to go round poking with so many cars being inspected everyday. So usually they just compare th
  11. The ignition removal tool will come in useful as the barrels dont last very long especially if you have keys dangling off it while driving. I made my own using some thick wire I had lying around. There is no original aluminium dead pedal though so you will have to get an aftermarket one. I like the original aluminium pedals as they do not require drilling which looks very cheap. The original ones fit over the pedal assemblies nicely. Thanks for the link to the site sponsor. Parts for our modern classic mercedes are becoming increasingly difficult to source and he will definitely come in usefu
  12. Nice car and glad to see a fellow DIYer on the forum. I own a W124 and also do most of the work by myself like you do. I hacve a few questions. The first of which is where did you manage to find such a nice set of AMG Pentas? Also, where did you get the small wedge bulbs for the switch knobs? The ones i found and using now are all clear and are too hot for the switches. The chrome cluster rings look out of place IMO on a modern classic like yours but they do add some bling if you are looking for that. Feel free to take a look at my aluminum pedal upgrade thread on the E class stickies. You can
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