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    Check your drains!!!

    I went to an MB dealer (Cribbs, Bristol) shortly after getting the hateful thing as I noticed some surface rust around the wheelarches and bootlid. They said that the car was over 8 years old so was no longer covered under mobilolife (mobilolife? an 8 year life for a "prestige" car?), so I asked...
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    Check your drains!!!

    What a piece of s***!!! I couldn't help try to get to the bottom of this so I thought I'd nip outside armed with a torch and a piece of paper to confirm whether the water was coming from the a/c unit by watching for drips (it's raining, you see). Nothing was forthcoming so I thought I'd check...
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    Check your drains!!!

    Took seat and carpet out and it's been "drying" for two weeks now!! Got hacked off with it as it became difficult to tell whether the moist sound-deadening sponge was actually still drying out or just getting wet again, so I ripped it all out and let it dry inside the house. Just been abroad...
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    Check your drains!!!

    Damn it. I thought I'd fixed this!! It looks like water is still coming in despite me clearing a/c intake the drain. Anybody got any other ideas as to where the water's coming in from?
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    Check your drains!!!

    What with all this wet weather combined with dead blossom falling off the trees, now would be an excellent opportunity to check the drain hole isn't blocked near the a/c intake. I didn't on my '99 CLK and have just spent the entire afternoon trying to dry entirely flooded n/s front and rear...
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    Lower Ball Joint on '99 CLK

    Slight knocking over uneven ground from front driver side. Whipped the wheel off and there's a fair bit of visible play from the lower ball joint. Got a pair of ball joints from Euro Car Parts (£36 inc.VAT) and set about changing them. Stupidly, despite seeing the taper on the new ones, I didn't...
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    Mobilo and corrosion claims

    Hmmm, that's the feeling I got when I visited them earlier today. They said they'll send the pictures over, but that the paint and bodywork were only covered under Mobilolife fro 8 years. Mine's a T so it just falls outside of that age bracket. Anyway, I'll know for certain tomorrow. How did you...
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    Mobilo and corrosion claims

    Thanks for the replies chaps. My initial thoughts are always of a more cloak-and-dagger approach (cynical parents), but I think the sort-this-out-for-me-and-I'll-reward-you-by-paying-for-a-B-Service approach sounds good. I guess if it fails I can always take it to another dealer and try my...
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    Fan-related brake servo knocking (!)

    Thanks for the reply. It sounds like nothing to worry about then. Out of interest, why does the sensation get transmitted to the brake pedal?
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    Mobilo and corrosion claims

    Bought my '99 CLK320 about 2 months ago and my "friend" recently took great pleasure in pointing out a rust bubble on the wing. I hopped on the old interweb to search for quick fixes and stumbled across the many threads here regarding the apparently poor corrosion resistance of Mercedes in...
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    Fan-related brake servo knocking (!)

    A bit of an odd one this. I'm not even sure if it belongs under this category, so Administrators feel free to move it! I checked a load of the existing posts for something relevant in this category and wheels and tyres, but I couldn't find anything. Hopefully one of you clever chaps will be able...
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