Thanks for the offer on the E500 headlamp lense- problem is my entire headlamps are incorrect. The E500 ones have the chrome inners Ė mine donít. So I will buy a pair of new MB RHD suited E500 lamps soon.
Yes I used Shell Helix this time around but would also consider Magnatec since itís more readily available here. I had to mail order the Shell Helix from OPIE Oils in England.
As for the suspension renewal- if you havenít seen it already you should check out the E36 build I have-
Itís a lengthy thread for sure but all is detailed in there on the suspension work. I kid you not- every single nut & bolt under that car is brand new. Using OE quality parts like Lemforder it cost alot less than you think & once thatís done itís like having a new w124!
I will do the exact same to the 500E but I have both my garages stuffed at the minute. I am planning an extension to my double garage to include a 3rd bay and proper 2 post lift. This will be where the 500E (And other w124 builds I have planned) will be restored. But this will have to wait to next year to get the bay & lift installed etc. I am fed up crawling around a cold concrete floor!