Thanks for the info.
Have it booked in tomorrow to go on the Star Machine. I have a feeling it's the original unit in their so i guess it would need a replacement.
Was going to have the lower Ball Joints replaced this Wednesday, had a quote of £340 parts and labour if the SBC has to be...
Well been down started up same problem (Reduced Braking Power) message.
I noticed when I unlocked the Car I heard what sounded like a motor starting up under the bonnet, this lasts for about 20 seconds then stops. I'm wondering if this would be the SBC unit ?
Thanks for the reply.
Tried the parking brake at the time warning was flashing on the dash it seemed to be fully released. What worried me more was that I was having to put a lot of pressure on the Brake pedal to come to a stop. Which seemed to echo the warning on the dash.
Driving along this morning. Brake Alert warning came up on the dash.
i'm guessing it's the SBC thats giving the warning as it's all in Red with a buzzer going off at the same time. Strange thing I haven't had a prior warning which I thought was supposed to happen first. Car has done just over...
Just been on to Mercedes at Giffnock, the price quoted was for the Bushes only.
Price with parts and labour is £310, bit of a jump from £96
Thinking of replacing the bypassing the bushes and replacing the Thrust Arms both sides. Will try a couple of Indy's to see what they would charge.
Thanks for the replies .
They helped me out with the Locking Wheel nut key, no charge to remove them.
So felt a little obliged to let them do the winter check. When i had it in the Indy at Ibrox last month they didn't mention the Thrust Arm Bushes, but did say the offside balljoint had some play...
Had a winter safety check at Mercedes Giffnock today.
All seemed fine apart from the Thrust Arm Bushes which they tell me have split on both arms. They have given me a quote of £96.24 to carry out the work.
Is this a reasonable price ?.
Would it be possible to DIY the job myself or better to...
The weather were having at the moment in Glasgow is putting me off doing anything outside with the car.
I had considered doing the Coolant change myself. Would need a Wet Suit and a pair of Flippers to get near it at the moment.
Dropped a I/4 inch ratchet handle down the side of the engine...
Looking trough the comments it appears that Halfords don't have the best reputation for carrying our service tasks. My local seems staffed by older guys who appear to know what their doing. The Car I'm having the Coolant Change on is an 04 270 cdi, haven't a clue what mercedes charge but I guess...
Agree with you on Kwik Fit. Have used my local Halfords for Mot's and have found them very helpful. If it was anything other than a Coolant Change and whatever else their doing on this winter service thing. I would probably go to the Indy in Ibrox. The price they quoted seem very reasonable. If...