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Is your ride beta? Let me decide
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
My current ride: 1985 500SL

[Image: mercedes-500sl-european-import-1985-not-...iles-1.JPG]

And the verdict is? Laugh
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01-11-2019 11:56 AM
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
(01-11-2019 11:56 AM)The Beast1 Wrote:  My current ride: 1985 500SL

[Image: mercedes-500sl-european-import-1985-not-...iles-1.JPG]

And the verdict is? Laugh

Now that's a proper motor.

Sexy.
01-11-2019 12:40 PM
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
I remember you getting that car,hows it treating you so far?
01-11-2019 05:37 PM
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
Pretty car, and the letters are at the correct end of the numbers.
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
(01-11-2019 05:37 PM)ShotgunUppercuts Wrote:  I remember you getting that car,hows it treating you so far?

A 2 ton drain on my wallet!

I spent way too much money on it to start with and it needed far more work on it than I thought. Even after examining a lot of it pre-purchase.

I've rebuilt a considerable amount to get it road trip ready. The previous owner (previous idiot) did all sorts of shoddy work on it and the so called dealer that serviced it wasn't any better. It was running horribly rich and I tracked the problem to a bad intake manifold gasket. Digging through the receipts, I found the repair. Once I tore down the top end, I discovered that the shop put gasket sealant around the gasket which the service manual explicitly says NOT to do. Once it was rebuilt, instead of fixing it right, they retarded the timing and drilled a hole in the thermostat to get it to pass smog.

I left them a 1 star review on Yelp fifteen years after the fact with a picture of the receipt, the thermostat, and the gasket.

The evap system still has a small leak somewhere even though i've torn the gas tank out TWICE now. New hoses, clamps, and everything. I think the charcoal canister is part of the problem. I need to invest in a smoke machine to pressure the system and see where it's coming out of. My smog check is due in 3 months and i'm nervous it won't pass.

The most recent rebuild I had to do was the power steering system.

That was over 3 weeks ago. Anytime I get close to my tools and work bench in the garage I get a panic attack. Easily one of the hardest jobs I have ever done. Confused

But fuck me does she drive like a true beast mobile. Living in LA, I drive through the west end fairly regularly with six figure cars and sports monsters.

Still get people staring. F*ck me I love driving this car.
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
(01-09-2019 11:00 PM)ChefAllDay Wrote:  Summer ride, mine is significantly modded, but this is the stock look.

[Image: ?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3...mp;amp;f=1]

Post that in the motorcycle thread. It needs a bump
01-13-2019 09:30 AM
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
(01-11-2019 09:57 PM)The Beast1 Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 05:37 PM)ShotgunUppercuts Wrote:  I remember you getting that car,hows it treating you so far?

A 2 ton drain on my wallet!

I spent way too much money on it to start with and it needed far more work on it than I thought. Even after examining a lot of it pre-purchase.

I've rebuilt a considerable amount to get it road trip ready. The previous owner (previous idiot) did all sorts of shoddy work on it and the so called dealer that serviced it wasn't any better. It was running horribly rich and I tracked the problem to a bad intake manifold gasket. Digging through the receipts, I found the repair. Once I tore down the top end, I discovered that the shop put gasket sealant around the gasket which the service manual explicitly says NOT to do. Once it was rebuilt, instead of fixing it right, they retarded the timing and drilled a hole in the thermostat to get it to pass smog.

I left them a 1 star review on Yelp fifteen years after the fact with a picture of the receipt, the thermostat, and the gasket.

The evap system still has a small leak somewhere even though i've torn the gas tank out TWICE now. New hoses, clamps, and everything. I think the charcoal canister is part of the problem. I need to invest in a smoke machine to pressure the system and see where it's coming out of. My smog check is due in 3 months and i'm nervous it won't pass.

The most recent rebuild I had to do was the power steering system.

That was over 3 weeks ago. Anytime I get close to my tools and work bench in the garage I get a panic attack. Easily one of the hardest jobs I have ever done. Confused

But fuck me does she drive like a true beast mobile. Living in LA, I drive through the west end fairly regularly with six figure cars and sports monsters.

Still get people staring. F*ck me I love driving this car.

That’s a cool fuvking car
01-13-2019 09:31 AM
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RE: Is your ride beta? Let me decide
(01-03-2019 04:11 PM)el mechanico Wrote:  
(12-22-2018 10:15 PM)fktax Wrote:  
(12-22-2018 01:27 PM)Saweeep Wrote:  What the fuck is that white thing?

@dicknixon72 is correct it's a NM35 Nissan Stagea. Runs a 2.5 liter turbo VQ25DET engine and ATTESA 4WD system (aka Nissan GTR).
I like that thing what's the inside like?

[Image: nissan_stagea_29.jpeg]

3 colors: tan, dark gray and black, in fabric and leather.
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