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    Towbar on CL500

    Hi, Am thinking of a CL500 or possibly an W221 S-class. I know its a bit unusual but I need to transport some e-bikes. Is it possible to fit a towbar to either of those just for the e-bikes not for any trailers etc. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks DB1
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    SS Motors - Really Helpful

    Just a shout out to Carlo at SS Motors. I have an SL55 and have used them for a long time for various things and services etc. Today I was checking the tyre pressure and wanted to open the fuel filler - would not budge. Carlo had recently sorted the pneumatic pump, but I didn't think that was...
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    SL63 R231

    Looks great - congratulations! I also found it booming on the M25 - at first I thought something was wrong, but this is how it is. I took a little while to get used to it coming from an SL55 as the ride in the 55 is much softer. Now I think its fantastic. I was amazed at the grip levels and the...
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    Rattles in R231 SL AMG

    @ToeKnee @Rorywquin I think the rattles are more pronounced in the R231 AMG. The ride is a lot sportier than my 55 for example where I don’t have any rattles either. It doesn’t have the low profile tyres and the ride is much softer. Whilst I have not been in a non AMG R231 I suspect it may have...
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    Rattles in R231 SL AMG

    Hi Louis, I can totally understand the frustration - especially with a new car. A few suggestions: 1. There are few videos on Youtube which show how the interior trim pieces are fitted. When you see how this works, its easy to move them a bit and insert the felt pieces. 2. The rattle over...
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    SL63 R231

    Great car! Nice color. I don’t see many on the road!
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    Alloy wheel smart repair experience

    Hi, One of my other cars has a slight chip on the paint on one alloy wheel. I don’t really want to do a major refurb on it and was wondering what success anyone has had with an alloy Smart Repair. If there is anyone recommeded in the Surrey area that would be good. THanks DB1
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    Cleaning brake dust - Black AMG wheels

    The BH cleaner did seem to do the trick, but i agree the smell isn’t great. The upside is it made me much less hungry for dinner and given i am looking to shed a few pounds was an added bonus!
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    SL55 AMG - Light restoration

    Hi, I have an SL55 which I have had for 18 years. 80k miles. It is looking a bit tired now and I would ideally like to refresh it. Is there anywhere around Guildford in Surrey that is recommended to do this. Ideally a company which understands a bit about the SL rather than a generic one would...
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    Cleaning brake dust - Black AMG wheels

    thanks for all the replies. I will report back on the BH once I have cleaned the wheels...the coating is a good idea too...will look into that.
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    Cleaning brake dust - Black AMG wheels

    Thanks. Just ordered some! Never heard of them before! Seem to have great reviews.
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    Cleaning brake dust - Black AMG wheels

    Hi, What is the recommended product for cleaning the black AMG wheels from brake dust? I have read that some of the products are very acidic and can damage the wheels. Any recommendations welcomed.. Thanks DB1
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    Rattles in R231 SL AMG

    Thanks - when I got the car I started looking around to see if anyone had similar issues. I found a few references, but they seemed to involve taking apart a lot of trim pieces, so i was hoping that wasn’t the case. I do wonder whether the harsher ride in this car makes it worse.
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    Rattles in R231 SL AMG

    Hi All, Just thought I would post some of my findings as it may be helpful to any other SL owners. I recently got an 2016 SL63 having had a 2002 SL55 before. My SL55 which I have owned for many years had no rattles once I had diagnosed the early creaks as needing some rubber lubricant. The ride...
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    Repair of door edge

    Hi, I have some scratches on the edge of my door from opening it into a garage wall. Its v small but unsightly. Are there any mobile repairers that anyone would recommend in the Weybridge / Cobham area? I would prefer a recommendation if possible. Many thanks DB1
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