Im Martin from Norway.
I live in Bodø (Bodoe/Bodo) Its north of the polar circle, it is the second largest town i Norway above the circle with aprox 50k inhabitants. And I am 24 and this is my second car. My first is a E260 1992 and i still have that. And my father has a 300tdt 4-matic. So i do know my way around the w124 chassis. So thats enough about me.
Its time I start an owners thread about my E420 sportline.
I bought the car the 19. September 2012. So it not new to me at this moment in time
Its a 1994 model with just over 180000 km on the odometer. Just around 11200mils. And sadly it shows on the car.
SA codes for WDB1240341C081811
199 - Application code for component processing
240 - Outside temperature indicator
241 - Front seat LH electric adjustable with memory
244 - Sports seats, front
271a - Leather anthracite
281 - Performance steeringwheel
412 - Electric Sliding Roof
412 - Electric Sliding Roof with Tiliting device
471 - Acceleration skid control (ASR)
512 - MB radio special with traff. mess. rds (now a Kenwood)
531 - Automatic Antenna
544 - Code 540 and 543
540 - Roller blind, electric, for rear window
543 - Sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated
551 - Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system
580 - Air Conditioning
593 - All-Round WD-Green glass, Heated rear window
600 - Headlamps - Cleaning equipment
611 - Exit Lights for Drivers doors
620 - Air polliution control
653 - Sports Chassis with 8-hole light alloy rims
814 - Active bass loudspeaker system
859 - Model update II
873 - Seat heater for Left and Right front seats
877 - Reading lamp in the rear
953 - Sportline package
So when i got the car it had just been imported to Norway. It came from Denmark and previously from Germany. And in Denmark the use salts on the roads in the winter which equals rust. Have not done anything about it yet. But will this winter just soda-blast it and garage paint it.. And next year do a complete rust panel removal and add new genuine panels.
Because this winter I have a Wavetrac LSD that will be installed. Will do a complete removal where everything what can be sandblasted and powder coated will get that treatment. And of course new shocks, springs, bushings front and rear. But this i will come back to as Im working on the car.
What i have done/used money on:
- Lower wiring harness new (Genuine MB)
- Motor mounts and tranny new (Genuine MB)
- Front LCA's (Genuine MB)
- Changed bearings on AC and AIR pump
- Changed connecting hose on the powersteering fluid tank.
- Steering damper (Genuine MB)
- Center support bearing with rubber. (Genuine MB)
- New blinkers front and sides (Genuine MB)
- Cabin Filters. (The olds was black. No joke, deep black)
- Mud flaps (front and rear. But have just the rear on right now)
- A complete custom sound system. (because i am stupid and don't understand whats the smartest thing to use money on)
- 18" Lorinser RS1
- New Steering wheel
- 1bump rubber on all springs.
As it sits right now (I don't have one the small extra long beam headlights)
Got to a wedding drive
And that fantastic newish cabin filter