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    Shock absorber top mounts

    Fitted new Bilstein mounts (£67 delivered) today. Quick job. Used impact wrench to open/close the nut at top of strut. Chuffed to have saved myself a heap of cash. I see MB only sell the mounts with shock absorbers. So would have been looking at about 300-350 for parts and a garage to fit for...
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    Yet another E500 S212!

    Awh lads, this is a dreadful thread. I can't bare to watch all these fine examples, of possibly one of the best combinations in the world. That 500 engine in a E class estate. The just was out for me on the 500 for 12 months as the mounts in my R230 were shot.. but thanks to @alexanderfoti they...
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    Shock absorber top mounts

    Here's another little update. I have ordered two top mounts but I don't think they come with the rubber inserts. I've been told by one person (motor factors) you just swap out the rubber from old part and another guy (RAC Engineer) says it won't work as pressing into the new aluminium part...
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    Shock absorber top mounts

    Hi everybody, Looks like the the top mounting portion of my rear shock (E Class estate) has give way. It looks like MB (EPC) don't list the top mount separately, but I can see them online. I am going to source some tomorrow and go about putting them on. Anything I need to know in that...
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    Meet up at ACE Engineering, Billingshurst, W Sussex, Sat 31st Oct 2020

    Apologies for my late reply also. I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever MB meetup! Lovely people and conversation. @Jobsworth was a fantastic host with a number of impromptu tutorials and pop quizzes :) Thanks so much to @MissyD for organising! It was also great fun to have a little look and...
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    Closing in on the valve stem seals vs piston rings question.

    Fair, makes sense.. Do MB OEM offer pistons in staged sizes or would you be going totally aftermarket on this. Would the rebore be of enough significance to offer extra BHP?
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    Closing in on the valve stem seals vs piston rings question.

    Ok, I see. Honing remove very very fine wear/scores then. With reboring do the regular pistons provide enough clearance? The rope trick involves inserting some rope into the fully open cylinder and then turning the crank to get the piston to compress the rope and push it up into the valve area...
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    Closing in on the valve stem seals vs piston rings question.

    Sorry, I think I may have been a little unclear before. Since putting more miles on after the PCV valve change, I can confirm consumption is still quite high. At this point I have changed everything in the attached picture which is effectively all the PCV system (exterior anyway). I am inclined...
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    Closing in on the valve stem seals vs piston rings question.

    Thanks lads. It is a confusing one. To get into the bores to look is complicated enough. I am wondering if perhaps I could just do the valve seals as I can likely do without taking out engine. And see how consumption goes. Any works on piston rings or bores is a vastly bigger job as I can do...
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    Closing in on the valve stem seals vs piston rings question.

    Hello everybody. I have my S212 350 CGI with 199k miles and it's burning a lot of oil. Somewhere in the order of 1 litre in less than 1000 miles. At least that was the case before renewing the PCV valve. It still burns a lot. I have been trying to figure out if the rings or valve seals or...
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    Leather restoration - colour name identification

    Agreed. I suggest you call a main dealer and see what they call it. Could also get a sample piece of leather (any colour) from a furniture store and paint it the same colour and see how it turns out. To make a fare comparison you would need to clean your car leather first to remove any grime...
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    Meet up at ACE Engineering, Billingshurst, W Sussex, Sat 31st Oct 2020

    Wooo! I need this.. this lockdown business is really getting to me! Thank you!
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    Meet up at ACE Engineering, Billingshurst, W Sussex, Sat 31st Oct 2020

    Can I go? If possible add me to the confirmed list please.. This would be amaazzzzing!
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    Next C63 will be a 4 pot hybrid

    That is exactly why I got the SL last year. I wanted to experience a V8 before it's too late..
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    Leather restoration - colour name identification

    Call a dealer?
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