Recent content by Andy Stanton

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    W211 Handbrake Won't Release

    Thanks for the prompt reply! Let's hope that's all it is then.
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    W211 Handbrake Won't Release

    Hi Looking for thoughts/experience of similar and how it can be fixed. My W211 E220 (04) has had a history of the handbrake not releasing when the lever is pulled and MB could never find the problem. This goes back to when it was just a couple of years old and under warranty. It gets to...
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    A good idea but the fronts have plenty of wear on them yet so no need to change right now. Besides, I'll be doing myself out of an expensive free coffee if I only visit once :-D
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    That seems to be how things turned out for me. No biscuits at MB though. Mini cans of coke etc in the fridge, but way too early for fizz. Maybe it's just me but I hate the oliy smelling waiting rooms with boxy blue modular chairs, classic car magazines on the coffee table and awful coffee...
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    Ha Ha Ha, I thought that when i submitted the first post! I'm not holding my breath....
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    Having started this thread with a statement I thought may bring clarity to the subject, and then watched it unravel and start to span all makes and models, it's only right i come back with my eventual purchase and experience. Just for your ref. Having hit the web and phones to checkout the...
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    ha ha ha, and i thought this would make things clearer. Silly me.
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    Indeed chaps. So open ended. I did note a previous partial response from a Conti chap in one of my searches last night and the response was ambiguous, along the lines of " depends on xyz..." with no real outcome. So i was very specific in my model details and I got the answer I wanted...
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    MO/Non MO Tyres - Confirmation at Last!!!

    To cut a long story short I'm about to but a couple of Conti Premium Contact 2 's for my E220. Not going to discuss the merits of these tyres vs others as I've made my mind up having read tons of emails and reviews. Too many in fact. However, i noticed the MO variant and despite reading...
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    Steering Wheel Wear

    Interesting point!
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    Steering Wheel Wear

    My W211 steering wheel is starting to show signs of wear. It's an 04 plate and has 70k on the clock. The grey leather is wearing away and the yellowish colour underneath (the original leather colour?) is now showing through. Is this happening to anyone else? I'm still covered by a...
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    Good Deal on Good Tyres

    Geoffd Thanks for the rant re Nitrogen. You could say it's a load of hot air but I suspect it'll just raise more arguments!!! Regarding which tyre to buy, based on my experience to date, I'd agree with Mactech and rate the Michelins. Especially if you can get them from Costo. They're...
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    Good Deal on Good Tyres

    As promised, here's the update on the Michelin's and Nitrogen usage... Noise Levels - No change from my Dunlops so no issues there. Can't remember if the Contis were quieter but I'm happy as is, especially as the IPOD blares most of the time anyway!. Nitrogen - Naff all difference...
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    Good Deal on Good Tyres

    I've just read the link re Nitrogen usage and I can't see any compelling reasons to use it, just some vagueness around enhancing life at high temp and speed. Not my profile at all. Anyway, if it's free then I'll do it and see what happens. I can't see it being a problem. I'm getting them...
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    Good Deal on Good Tyres

    Hi, Yes, these prices are based on the purchase of 4 and associated discounts. I took the based price of 4 (inc discounts), added in the extras for fitting, disposal etc and divided by 4. The fitting seems to equate to £10.00 a tyre. MB did quote £120.00 per type for conti's plus the usual...
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