Small rust hole causes the CE to fail its blue slip

After replacing the water pump and test driving the 280CE, it was time to get it registered.

Unfortunately it failed due to a small rust hole in the body work.   This is not structural, but NSW is very strict in this regard.     There was also a minor leak from the power steering and minor leak from the rear muffler.   All will need to be addressed.

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W123 Mercedes rust here when leaves and other debris are left to sit around the bonnet hinges – they break up and fall through and you end up with wet mud that lets this rust from the inside out.

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A repair like this should cost a few hundred dollars to put right if you’re not looking for a showroom job.

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