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    W211 Gear Selector Issue's

    Hi, Looks like a lot of other people have had issues like mine: Never suck in Park but often can not move from Drive to Park unless Brake pedal is released. I see a brake lights switch a common suggestion but does it apply when there are never problems moving from P and often problems moving...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Yes - hub was sanded, polished, a bit of brakes grease applied before putting the new discs on. There are no pins holding brake pads (though another W211 in the family, just one year older than mine, has another caliper type that uses pins). The caliper is held by two 13mm bolts that screw...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Hi All, Thanks a lot for all the help. Yesterday evening did both sides. Passenger side disc also took about 10 minutes of hammering / penetrating oil spraying to get off. Putting new discs on was very easy. As caliper holding bracket (that also holds brake pads) had to be taken off for disc...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Hi, Today purchased 18mm socket, brake cleaner spray, and penetrating spray and tried again. This time, probably due to the combination of the correct hammering technique and proper penetrating spay the disc came off within about 5 minutes of hammering. At this stage the question I have: 1...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    I see what you mean about the technique, and this guy on the video also makes the same point about the technique. So I now know the correct technique - thanks a lot. So, at this stage I am in the same position as a mechanic in a sense that mechanics do not have some proper tools for...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Yes - having the right tools would help. However I managed to get to the point of removing the disc with the wrong tools which made a job, that would be easy with the right tools (proper jacks, 18mm spanners/sockets with long arms), quite challenging.... But then there is the final part -...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Hi, Today received Discs, small screws, and brake pads: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Mercedes-Benz-W211-E-Class-Saloon-Est-Front-Brake-Discs-Pads-Kit/121365706701?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 I was planning to do it all from 6pm to 9pm - before it is dark...
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    Forte Various Different "Treatments"

    Hi, The car is E320CDI facelift 2007. Have heard a lot about Forte treatments and as I have had lately turbo / M55 problems (appeared when tried using Shell V-Power - probably a coincidence) I am considering using them. There are lots of various treatments and four main ones appear to be...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Success removing both screws! 1. Started with drivers's side [that I tried imperial hex (was able to apply a significant torque but no success) and T30 (which did not go in) before]. This time I used WD-40 and actually hammered T30 bit in. And it did move! Was able to unscrew it by about 2mm...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    When posting the above pictures just noticed what looks like a crack in a back shield....
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Some Pictures. The disc is not warped - I filed down the lip in one place to take measurement and this makes it look warped.
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Hi. Thanks for the replies. There is a huge amount of rust on the hub part of the disk. The screw in question is even pitted (though from rust but perhaps from previous removal). The screw did look more like T30 then hex but then hex key did go in and allowed me to apply quite a torque! T30...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Today without any penetrating fluid I quite easily managed to undo (and redo) the two bolts that are in the sliding pins which allow caliper to move. Hence I believe changing the pads will be a very easy job. Disc is a completely different story. Looks horrible. I tried to undo that countersunk...
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    W211 E320CDI 2007 facelift front brake pads change: do I need to disable pumps/bleed, how to jack the car up

    Today tried to measure the disc and at the same time tried to remove that countersunk screw. Without proper tools but with filing down lips on both sides I measured the disc about 25mm. This means that it is a good idea to replace it. I could not see anything on the disc or hub and they are far...
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