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    Ford's scrappage scheme

    With increasing volumes of fields of new cars and banks seemingly blind to credit risk again I wonder how long it will be before we see something close to some offers in the US right now such as on a $40k car, 0 deposit and 80 months interest free, and a 2k cash back.
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    Incident in Barcelona

    GCHQ will know a great deal more than we will on the outside. It's a game of wait and see in order to pick the best time to pounce for max impact. Sadly waiting and watching possibly costs innocent lives while pouncing exposes knowledge and a consequential change in tactics by terrorists. It's...
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    Mercedes reliability?!?

    Possibly very scary if a spring goes on the motorway, not only the obvious balance upset but the risk of a broken spring end instantly shredding a tyre at 70.
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    Mercedes reliability?!?

    When you look at the cheating on emissions, does everyone really think it stops just at emissions?? I'm cynical agreed but where there is a mindset like this then it'll spread across many departments and responsibilities. I'm afraid pressure to cut corners in other areas takes its toll somewhere...
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    Mercedes reliability?!?

    I can only speak from only owning a 9 year old CLS for the last 3yrs but for what is a second hand car I use for business , the bills are fair for a heavy car with a bit of go to it. I've budgeted for two or three major things "dropping off" in the next couple of years (gearbox, turbo etc) on...
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    Jay's new SL350 project

    Very nice !!!
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    Look no taxes !! Will electric cars really be tax free?

    As mentioned already, battery tech is changing fast. Toyota could be making the next step. See.. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/toyota-solid-state-battery There are many great ideas to potentially increase power density of batteries but getting them into a mass production state is a totally...
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    "Interesting" news for European owners of recent Mercedes diesel cars!

    I should have stuck a qualifying link in to the recall https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-18/daimler-to-recall-3-million-diesel-cars-on-emissions-concerns I know this has been rumbling for a while.. mine is Euro 4 hence not in the frame thankfully.
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    "Interesting" news for European owners of recent Mercedes diesel cars!

    Diesel recall on v6 euro5/6 cars Just a quick question to those more knowledgeable than me on the recent recall announced today (and I guess a lead can be taken from what happened to VW owners on this). When they apply "the upgrade" to software is that more likely to be a "downgrade" if the car...
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    W211 gearbox problem??

    2008 wit 104k miles
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    Five garages and no one knows what is wrong.

    Engine and gearbox mounts? If all badly worn/ then transmission misalignment issues possibly? Shot in the dark there but may be worth investigating?
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    2006 facelift E 320CDi v6 limp mode

    Might be a silly question but when your turbo was relocated back into position after your swirl motor was repaired/changed did your Indy use new gaskets/seals/o'rings where the turbo reconnects. does your invoice show anything with regards to turbo bits)?
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    W211 gearbox problem??

    I'd use a good independent MB specialist for a software update, they'll normally only charge a nominal amount as it's pretty quick. Most independents can offer this but call before going anywhere of course. Anything from an MB dealer will cost no matter how small a job! Do you find that that...
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    W211 gearbox problem??

    I have something similar - more pronounced when cold although when crawling in a motorway traffic jam you can feel it at low speeds - no problem when coming down from 7 to 3 but from 3 to 1 you can start to feel it more often than not. It's not terrible but can't imagine it was like it when new...
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    Spring Compressor Wanted - Kent

    I used some Sealy AK3841 twin claw types from eBay on a spring replacement for a 2009 fiesta. I didn't fancy any with too little meat around the hook/web area. They worked a treat. I took myself round the side of the house thought away from anything/anyone important just in case but so long as...
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