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    Well presented E55......not!

    It's not dirt, it's Man-Wrap™. Gives it another 50hp too. Probably.
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    Well presented E55......not!

    But that's one lucky new owner 😎 I would have been all over yours if I hadn't recently bought Simon's.
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    E55 S211 front brakes & tyres

    Thanks Simon - yes I did give it some thought as I know you mentioned it when I came to view but decided to go MB as a) I will only do ~2k/year and b) the original wheels are very easy to clean. Any progress on your Saab searching?
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    E55 S211 front brakes & tyres

    No worries, I wasn't sure of the best way to approach this! 😁
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    E55 S211 Headlights

    No worries - I'll bear it in mind and it's useful to know if they get damaged etc. in future 👍
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    E55 S211 cleaning behind front wheelarches

    Thanks Abb - yes Simon really has looked after it. What I've done/had done since purchase wasn't strictly necessary but finishes it off imho. merc85 - is yours similar but with the double-spokes?
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    You could eat your dinner off it!

    If that's after a "tickle", I'd love to see it after a full-on clean 😎
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    E55 S211 Scuttle

    Hi all :) Still thoroughly enjoying Simon's old car and thought I'd post a few updates since purchase. Scuttle itself was fine, the issue was the rubber top had seen better days. Managed to do this myself (pushing the limit of my capabilities here). Also replaced the wiper arm nuts as the...
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    E55 S211 rear silencer bracket

    Hi all :) Still thoroughly enjoying Simon's old car and thought I'd post a few updates since purchase. This one speaks for itself (and only £11 from MB including nuts!) Also gave it a couple of coats of clear lacquer before it was fitted. Before/after
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    E55 S211 cleaning behind front wheelarches

    Hi all :) Still thoroughly enjoying Simon's old car and thought I'd post a few updates since purchase. Whilst cleaning under the auxilliary battery tray, I accidentally pulled out the windscreen reservoir lower rubber hose :oops: I found it's possible to remove the front wheel arch liners...
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    Today's Efforts

    OCD-level of cleanliness interior/engine bay 😎
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    W204 C63 AMG Dyno Graph

    It's the horizontal graph (so ~388 lb/ft). Assuming for argument's sake the graph is at the wheels and using a (very) rough multiplication of 1.18 gives 457 lb/ft which is almost spot on for a W204 C63 (443 lb/ft), however, assuming the graph bhp figure is also at the wheels would give 614 which...
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    E55 S211 front brakes & tyres

    Hi all :) Still thoroughly enjoying Simon's old car and thought I'd post a few updates I've had carried out since purchase. Rear brakes were good (fairly new) although the fronts were coming to the end of their life. I opted for genuine MB discs/pads. It came with (almost) new Continental...
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    E55 S211 Headlights

    Hi all :) Still thoroughly enjoying Simon's old car and thought I'd post a few updates I've had carried out since purchase. The original headlights had become home to some insects and whilst I was able to remove them (very fiddly), the chrome inside had started to fade/peel in places plus one...
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    S/C pulley rivet question

    Thanks chaps - have asked a couple of companies about repairing it & will get the belts etc. checked 👍
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