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MoonUnit

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Hello from new member
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:45:52 PM »
Hi all,

I am new to the forum so am saying hello ... I am looking for a 126 so I thought I'd join up and seek the collective wisdom.

I've seen a car today which I'd like to ask some questions about, but I think this might be the wrong area to ask them in ...

Thanks!

Xylaquin

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Re: Hello from new member
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 09:06:31 PM »
Do you mean questions about the 126 in general, or do mean you want to know good questions to ask the seller to see if it's in decent shape?

If it's the latter, the only one I can think of is:

"When did you last change the oil filter?"

- If the seller gives you an answer, take it with a pinch of salt.
- If however, the seller corrects you and points out that a 126 doesn't have a changeable oil filter, then you can trust they've taken care of the car a bit more. The oil filter on a 126 is part of the engine, it's a centrifugal filter that flings the crud around inside the alternator pulley... so to "change the oil filter" you remove the lid of the pulley and scrape out the crud!

MoonUnit

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Re: Hello from new member
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 08:28:36 AM »
Cunning!