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    AC Condenser - which manufacturer ?

    Yes, £43 does seem quite cheap, it even comes with the dryer. Nissen is about twice the cost, plus the cost of the receiver dryer. thanks
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    AC Condenser - which manufacturer ?

    My CLS needs a new condenser. I've looked up the part number, and A2115001154, A2115001254 and A2115001654 comes up as being compatible. We all know they're made by someone else and there are also compatible units for sale too. Which of these are reputable? Ridex Van Wezel AKS Dasis...
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    New Vibrations - CLS

    Ok - took the car in, everything looked ok on inspection including with the persuasion bar. I was advised that it could possibly be the centre prop bearing, which looked ok. I authorised the work, when it was removed the bearing itself was smooth, but the bearing housing had deformed by about...
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    4 x 19" in a CLS

    I bought my CLS with AMG 19" wheels, looked lovey. I changed to 18" wheels and then had a set of 17" with winter tyres. It was significantly better on 17" than the 19" and 18", though the 18" are a good compromise. I have airmatic, can't imagine how horrible the ride would be on 20" with steel...
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    My next Mercedes

    St13Phil - Mr Eagle Eyes
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    My next Mercedes

    jdrrco that looks interesting, forgot about the shooting brake - stylised estate. thanks for posting the link.
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    New Vibrations - CLS

    Not sure how to check the propshaft centre bearing, would this be a visual and big screwdriver levering check for worn coupling? The engine and transmission were changed about 25K miles ago, though it doesn't mean they haven't worn or leaked in that time I guess. There is a slight vibration at...
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    New Vibrations - CLS

    Strange one this - I'm getting a vibration around 70mph. Got the wheels balanced twice, at different establishments. Problem gets worse, the vibes now start at 60mph. Not related to braking. (Brand new discs and pads all round 3 months ago, 4500 miles ago). Steering wheel doesn't shake much...
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    My next Mercedes

    My budget is flexible. From what I've seen, E55 estate will be between £8-12K ish, E63 £14-20K, E63 5.5 £23-28K. The sensible option will be a 2018 E220d premium with 8K on the clock for circa £25K, but it has neither the blood and guts of a V8, but it does have appeal as it was a very good...
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    My next Mercedes

    haven't been visited for a few days and missed out on your replies till now I do feel like I'm missing out by going sensible. I'll probably not keep one for too long, but I'll do it for the experience. I could go M113K, M156 or M157 ? Now to decide how much I want to spend and the search starts...
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    My next Mercedes

    I have a 2009 CLS 320CDI, which I love driving, but the need for a more practical car beckons. I hired a 2019 E220d estate not long ago, it wasn't too far off the pace of my 320 tbh and it was very economical 60mpg + which is a good 50% more than the 320, but the sound was nothing to write home...
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    Wonky media interface socket

    The socket in the glovebox needs replacing. It makes poor contact with the lead, looses the music over bumps etc. Any one know ehe the thing is called or even better have the part number for it? Mine car is a 2009 CLS, W219.
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    OBD2 port stuck

    well, I've had another go at it, pushing it in and then yanked it, came out, not sure what it was caught on. I'm wary about using it again.
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    OBD2 port stuck

    easy to insert, it feels like there is a locking mechanism that needs releasing. I've used these things in other cars with no problems. What to try now ??
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    OBD2 port stuck

    or to be more accurate, OBD2 scanner stuck in OBD2 port. I've searched for something to press to release on the scanner and the socket. I've pulled and wiggled it hard enough to think I am about to break something. What's the secret in releasing the scanner head? Thanks
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