Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Project : W210 - UK Parts #4 - Euro Style Tinted Taillights

[ Exterior : Body - Euro Style Tinted Taillights ]

Price - BND$124.00

One of my favorite purchases during my wife stayed in London.  This set is going to be fitted to my car once it has been fully respray.  The body color choice has already been chosen and will be unveil to you all when the time has comes!  

I was having a hard time deciding to go for this version or the facelifted version.  In the end I decided to be a little bit different and went ahead with this version.  This is the non-LED version and I also just bumped into two W210 in Brunei that has similar taillights as this! LOL!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Project : W210 - UK Parts #3 Mercedes Benz Logo Wheel Caps

[ Exterior : Wheels - Mercedes Benz Logo Wheel Caps ]

Price - BND$11.00

Yes these 4 wheel caps cost only BND$11.00!  For this price you know it's a no brainer that this ain't OEM product.  I am not sure how much it cost for the original but this set looks just like OEM.  And the seller had sold a few hundreds of these over his eBay UK page.  Yes another eBay UK purchases.  This parcel took 4 days to arrived to my wife hotel room!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Project : W210 - UK Parts #2 Instrumental Cluster

[ Interior - Instrumental Cluster ]

Price - BND$28.00

Got this set used part from eBay UK.  My original cluster is having issues such as unreadable display, faded plastic and mold infestation.  A new one is going to cost an arm or an leg so a used item was the only choice I have.  This instrumental cluster only cost me BND$28.00!!!  The seller claim it is a working cluster and it was removed because he is selling his W210 as spare parts.  Hopefully he didn't sell me a broken cluster.  Will update when I replaced the old one with this one. This set arrived in less then 3 days to my wife hotel room.  Talk about fast and efficient shipping!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Project : W210 - UK Parts #1 Tinted Side Indicators

[Exterior : Body - Tinted Side Indicators]

Price - BND$28.00

Good day readers!  Today I will be posting the first car part that I had bought for my W210 when my wife was stationed at London, UK.  This is the tinted side indicators which will go to the side fender of my W210.  Original indicator cost about BND$25.00 each side if order locally.  I got this set for about BND$28.00 with shipping included.  

I decided to go for tinted version because it will go nicely with the new exterior color that I have plan for Project:W210.  Currently the driver's side indicator is missing and the passenger is broken in pieces....

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Mercedes Benz E240 Is Celebrating Its 20years Old!

I was checking under the hood when I noticed an engravement done when my parent bought the car new back in 1997. That is when I just realised this car is excatly 20 years old! Time sure flies away quickly!

The engraving said "JPD/BSB BKXXXX 01/12/97". For non Bruneian reader, when we are registering our car at Land Transport Department a.k.a JPD, we have to engrave our license plate and date of registration of vehicle onto any body panel under the hood.  It is for security reason but I was told they have stop practicing this procedure.  Correct me if I am wrong.

By the way, get ready to be bombarded with tons of Project : W210 news in the coming days!  My E240 is now running fine but since the air-condition is not working  it will stay as a garage queen till I got budget to repair it. Won't be too long!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Parts Shipment Landed from UK - Pt.2

Finally my final parts shipment from UK has landed!  On the top picture you are looking at a huge part which is a bumper part for my W210!  The other boxes contain also parts for my Porsche Boxster S.  The Project : W210 is going quite positive for now and I will update more on the in the next coming weeks!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Car Spotting In Brunei - Porsche Kinda Day

Spotted these three beautiful Porsches when doing chores.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Toy For My Cars - Battery Jumper

Here is something I bought recently at AutoPro, a compact battery jumper with air compressor!  Have to say this is one of the best investment so far for all my cars.

The battery jumper cost around BND$130.00 and if you are like me that has more then 2 cars.  Your rarely driven cars or garage queens will most likely ran out of battery juices when not driven.  This handy battery jumper is easy to carry around and jump start to at least 300amp battery.  It eliminate the need to jump start using another car especially when u have awkward garage design like my home or awkward battery location like the Porsche Boxster S.

The second features that came with this gadget is the built-in air compressor.  Again like me if u have more then 2 cars at home and only have 2 persons in the house to drive all 5 cars, chances are your tyres will deflate if not regulate regularly.  This is when the compressor comes in handy when u need to pump in the extra air to the tyres.  

Oh and it also comes with a USB power port for charging your gadget, 2 x DC12V sockets and a LED built-in torch if you require extra illumination while working on your vehicle.

The air- compressor can pump at least 260 psi of air, more then enough for any tires.  It also come with extra accessories for pumping ball or balloon.  The air compressor also comes with a small gauge to show you how much air is pumped!