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    They know!

    Star thinks the canbus from the CDI ecu is not running so it and its new wheels and hour old set of Michelins and the new yet to be fitted DPF and headlight and front wing will be towed to the scrap yard tomorrow.
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    They know!

    The Esp system has again failed, as could be forseen. I shall see what Star now thinks is up.
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    They know!

    Following the curtailed trip to Yorkshire,to view another Mercedes, the car's plumbing was fixed and I ordered about £800 worth of bits for a makeover. Refurbed wheels, new tyres,a new wing, headlight and the Elegance carpentry. Due to get tyres fitted tomorrow and new wheels on but the car had...
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    FX prepaid MasterCard Euro

    Mine too but Fairfx are keeping me informed and tell me the money is safe. Doesn't matter to me; I'm going on holiday anyway. First the fakes in the Loewman collection for a giggle, then Epernay then home for a few days.
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    EGR - No Boost

    We have even less idea than you have because there are a lot of possibilities but you have already started taking things off that you don't understand. Refit them all and take it to somebody who can help. That means somebody with Star diagnostics because it will be faster, more effective and...
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    EGR - No Boost

    You had the engine remapped last year and have not had any boost since? Seriously? What were you expecting? Why didn't you complain?
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    aircon on and off or off and on!

    Well because I did not realise it was reversed, I drove 300 miles this morning fearing the wallet pulling tool. It is useful to be able to turn it off sometimes. (In the event of a faulty system is one but also in the event of a faulty driver. Sore throats are often not helped by dry air.)
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    aircon on and off or off and on!

    There are two different part numbers: 203 830 3085 reads a/c. 203 830 4085 reads a/c off. They are functionally reversed so my car is unique. It has a red light which comes on to remind me to turn the aircon off!
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    aircon on and off or off and on!

    Car: S203 facelift. Converted it to elegance trim and used the heater panel PCB that came with the wooden trim because it worked all the vents like the old 'un didn't. Driving back today, I thought the aircon wasn't doing much conditioning but once I pushed the off button, it came back to its...
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    Dont mess with the Norwegian police

    I think that tooled up moped riders would receive a suitably robust response from the UK police. Armed response heli would be deployed and if the miscreant survived the encounter, he wouldn't be riding a moped again for some time.
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    203 makeover.

    Today saw a dash up to Birmingham to get a set of refurbished wheels. Four new Michelins to be fitted to them on Tuesday and a new painted wing on order. I needed to replace a caliper a few months back so have the other side to do just for the sake of symmetry so that was ordered last week and...
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    203 makeover.

    I just didn't like the tatty aluminium trim and the armrest which just kept disintegrating so I bought a centre console from a breakers online, only to find that it had been physically torn from the donor car and largely trashed. Bilston car breakers are clearly well named. I salvaged the box...
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    Coolant loss

    No, thank you. Update. The pipe arrived at Sandown today and I took the 400/four in to work so I could collect it at lunchtime. The four is just getting used to being run after a big strip and rebuild this spring and howls nicely when opened up. I decided to fit the pipe using Jubilee clips...
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    Coolant loss

    Work to value ratio. It will cost £300 in bolts, oil, gaskets head work and Swarfega plus a week of work and running around to get the head done. Call it twenty hours spent. Now you are at around 700. What's the car worth?
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    Coolant loss

    I wouldn't bother with a head off job on a 180,000 mile diesel. Time's up; pull the Comand, Bluetooth puck and scrap it.
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