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    How serious is this damage?

    Good for you for trying to keep the old girl on the road :thumb:
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    CLS 55 AMG Recommended Oil Level (currently 5.7 liters)

    My bad 1996 !! only 10 years out ! same here , my mate in the motor trade at the time was very surprised when I turned up in a 5 speed manual Elite,he had never seen one before even I thought it odd that their flagship 'executive' model was available with a a manual box and a BMW engine. The...
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    Advice as to costs prior to looking for someone to do it Please

    For a Merc thats done 15 British winters that surface rust is the norm, especially if no one has spent any time under there cleaning and 'oiling' etc. It's obviously been used and is not a garage queen. But...and it's a big but it's the hidden structural corrosion that is the worry. I am going...
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    Mercedes CLS 320cdi smoking black

    Hi Savi. What year is the car , what mileage on the engine. What normal style of driving do you do , around town ? Short trips ? Motorway ? Does it always smoke when revved hard or has that just begun happening. A bit more detail will help . :thumb:
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    CLS 55 AMG Recommended Oil Level (currently 5.7 liters)

    I remember in my 2006 Omega Elite the low oil warning said 'oil level low' that was the cue to add one litre of oil to the straight six BMW engine that Vauxhaull had fitted in their flagship diesel bus. The second warning was 'oil lack'...that was the serious one, top up or die ! I used to...
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    C220Cdi help.

    Scan it for codes. The first job.....
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    It was a 2011 Aprillia RSV4 Factory.
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    Rear Suspension

    Stick em on the classified on here, or flea bay perhaps ?
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    What smiley said ^^ Long story short , a friend of mine rejected a brand new very 'high end' expensive Italian motorcycle some years ago because its electronic system would switch from 'road' to 'race' without warning leaving him unaware that his almost 190 bhp bike had just switched off all of...
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    R230 MB SL550 722.9 Transmission removal tips

    Jobsworth , we all know you can't get the torque converter out through the sump , my answer to OP post was to get to the bottom of why he thought he needed to remove the torque converter. It would be a dull forum if someone on their 2nd post asked how to replace the crankshaft on their 2019...
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    Engine shudder/judder at low speeds before stopping

    Hello and welcome, How old is this car ? Full MB service history ? etc More info please Ruhul.
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    Lost all transmission fluid !!!

    I agree with MarkJ ^^^ If you think all the ATF is missing Just bang 4 or 5 litres in the transmission and give it a try....
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    Help. Nearly new 2019 e220 estate. Reduce engine oil level message

    So the protest is not working for this guy then....
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    R230 MB SL550 722.9 Transmission removal tips

    Hello and welcome along .Based on this you are going to remove the whole transmission ??? Have you had the transmission serviced recently ? Most everything on this transmission can be got to from below by just removing the sump. More detail on the service history of this gearbox please. We can...
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    Lost all transmission fluid !!!

    If you did indeed drive it for a while without ATF in it , it's fooked. I would have thought the bottom of your car (from the plug back) would be coated in oil.
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