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    warning lights coming on when switching on headlights

    Folks, someone out there must have an answer. Pleeeeaaase help
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    warning lights coming on when switching on headlights

    Help please, I have a 1999 E240 estate. When switching the main headlights, varios warning lights come on including the ABS, BAS/ASR and handbrake on. In addition, the horn does not work. Any advice. I remember in the past that on one occasion I had to change the brake light switch as the ABS...
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    Camshaft snapped

    When the car was fixed initially, I claimed from AA Breakdown Repair Cover which is like an insurance. This covers parts and labour up to £475. The repair was about £1000, so I paid half and told the garage that the remainder would be paid once the money is reclaimed off the AA. So…I need to...
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    Camshaft snapped

    what they showed me was like a cogwheel that the chain ran over and this seemed to drive just the one camshaft. Does anyone have any photos that I can confront them with. i know they arefobbing me off but it is quite intimidating when the whole lot of them seem to give that 'you telling me that...
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    Camshaft snapped

    Yes yes I know but hear me out guys. They say that there are 2 camshafts and that it the one with the tensioner is fine and that the other one had snapped. I have now idea hence the plea for help
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    rear seat lever on estate

    Since my 1997 E200 passed away, I have acquired a 1999 240 estate, One of the 2 levers on the rear seat that allows you to bring the rear seat forward is broken. Is changing it a big job and can anyone direct me to some photos and where I can get the lever from? Thanks
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    Camshaft snapped

    Help please. I put a thread a few weeks ago about my 1997 E200. I blew my headgasket and took it to a local garage. 2 days after picking it up, the engine just completely died on me on the motorway. I had noticed that when I picked up the car the engine seemed to have a higher pitch and did...
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Would you rather go with engine rebuild or replacement if it were your car?
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    To all those who posted replies, thanks. What are my options? I suppose 1) scrap car 2) fix camshaft but then I have been told that they would need to change valves etc 3) get a new engine. What would you recommend and if it is a matter of fixing would anyone hazard a guess of the...
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Being the novice that I am, what exactly should I be asking them?
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Thanks folks. As for them not being Merc specialists.... Is there anyway of confirming Dieselman's diagnosis? Whenever I tried to discuss it with them, they just said it was on of those things and is completely unrelated to the work that they did.
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    Help please need advise re camshaft

    Hi. Have a 1997 E200Avantgarde 171k miles. For about 3 weeks noticed that the temo gauge was on the high side (but not overheating) and have had to top up the radiator. I initially thought that there might be a radiator leak. But, over the days, I noticed that the topping up of the radiator...
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    Sorry folks to ask again but: "To change the seals, what would I need to do after I remove the spark plugs (that is where I have got to)? Also Kompressor-Dude, you say you got it from ERC; what is ERC?"
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    advice on LPG and fuel costs for diesel

    Has any one converted their car to LPG? I am doing about 20,000 miles a year and am thinking of changing my car to a newer E class and converting it to LPG? I am currently filling the tenk on my E200 every 4 days, do 370 miles and it costs £60. I am keen to hear your views about conversion or a...
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    oil around spark plug on E200

    So to change the seals, what would I need to do after I remove the spark plugs (that is where I have got to)? Also Kompressor-Dude, you say you got it from ERC; what is ERC?
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