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    2003 SLK R170 steering knock

    Thanks for the response. I'm told by the garage who have inspected it that there is nothing lose in the steering. What is the typical problem with the rack? Sounds like big money to replace.
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    2003 SLK R170 steering knock

    Hello Folks, Has anyone come across the following please? If when sitting stationary in my 2003 SLK 230 R170 *sometimes* I can feel a slight knock when I turn the steering wheel. Again *someimes* I can feel the said knock through the steering when turning into a corner. Not ideal, but...
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    W202 C220 CDI fuel leak risk

    Hi, I have a W202 1999 C220 CDI which appears to have a fuel leak at the injectors of cylinders 1 & 2. There is an accumulation of about 1 millimeter of diesel on the cylinder head in the well for the injector on cylinder 1 and about half that around cylinder 2. Around cylinders 3 & 4 it is...
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    Air-Con condenser replacement

    Sorry for the delay replying - been away for a week. The advice referring to the 'tank' is from an MB dealer.
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    Air-Con condenser replacement

    I am being told by the garage that the pipe that is cracked is integral with the condenser which is why the condenser itself has to be replaced. As for changing the receiver dryer is this likely to be the so called 'tank' the garage refers to by any chance? The 'tank' was described to me as...
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    Air-Con condenser replacement

    Hello Folks, My 1999 W202 C220 CDI has a leak in its air con due to a crack in a pipe to the condenser. I am being advised by the garage to have the condenser together with tank replaced. With labour, recharge and gas etc. this obviously is a tidy outlay so I have to decide if its worthwhile...
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    Usual C220 CDI glow plug breakage saga?

    Further to my post under 'W202 C220 CDI preglow light oddity' I'm pleased to say the dealer I bought the car from fixed the problem under a six month warranty. They did so promptly and without question, and provided courtesy cars although these were a G reg BMW 316 with a knackered diff and then...
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    W202 C220 CDI preglow light oddity

    Ok chaps thanks for all this. Sounds like the comments apply as in the Honest John web site http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/index.php?url=/carbycar/index.htm on W202's ... "VITAL TO CHECK GLOW PLUGS OF DIESELS. These have a habit of failing, then break when the garage tries to remove them and...
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    W202 C220 CDI preglow light oddity

    Hello folks, Could anyone advise me as to possible cause or advice for odd behaviour of the preglow warning light on my 1999 W202 C220 CDI. I turn on the ignition and on come all the usual console lights including the preglow waring light. After a few seconds the preglow warning light goes out...
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