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    W124 E220 down on power, mpg

    I would also suspect a failing Air Flow Sensor
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    E63 S - hesitant on first run

    Being in the motor trade and jumping in and out of various motors on a daily basis, I have noticed that a lot of higher performance cars suffer from the same thing at start up, so I suspect its (as has been stated) that its the mapping to deal with high emissions during the warm up period.
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    DMF V Solid Fywheel Conversion

    Worst thing I ever did was replace a DMF with a solid flywheel.....terrible decision and never to be done again.
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    W203 C55 AMG....how many sold in the UK

    Thanks for the heads up on the How Many Left site. I had a suspicion that the C55 was probably one of the rarest of the 55's
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    W203 C55 AMG....how many sold in the UK

    Does anybody know how many W203 C55 AMG's were sold in the UK? Secondly could you buy a C55 in any of the colours standard to other W203's or were they limited to certain colours? Many thanks
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    W203 purchase

    Not a lot to worry about, other than rust. Engine is bomb proof. Have you done an MOT History search to see what's been advised over the years?
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    What do to? (Car purchase hassles)

    Will, I get your point re it being the car you want etc, but the fact that they have been happy to BS you right from the outset, rather than being upfront, does not bode well if the car subsequently has faults/issues.....that's when their BS levels will ratchet up big time. Yes you have a...
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    R129 SL Handbooks wanted

    Hi i'm looking for a set of handbooks for a 1998 R129 SL......anyone got a set kicking about?
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    Turbo Technics Twin Turbo

    £25
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    Turbo Technics Twin Turbo

    Just a quickie for any of you who have a Twin Turbo. I've got an original Turbo Technics Document Wallet + Handbooks that came with the Twin Turbo conversions back in the 90's. I'm happy to sell it. Its in excellent condition and could be a nice edition to add to your Car's History Let me...
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    What model will these fit?

    Quick question for you guys. A relative has asked me to sell a set of old Skool Fondmetal Alloy Wheels for him. I've got a feeling that they may have been on his W123 for a short time, but also have a feeling that they may also fit W126/C126 models. Any thoughts...fitment size is 7J x 16 ET 21.5
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    SMART Indi Recommendations wanted

    Many thanks. I already use Star and great guys, but they don't do SMARTS.
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    SMART Indi Recommendations wanted

    Ok its not a Mercedes, but I need a good SMART Indi in and around Berks/Surrey/Oxon. I've got a Brabus SMART Roadster that needs some attention and I'm struggling to find an Indi who specialises in SMARTS in my neck of the woods. Any recommendations? Many thanks
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    250 CDI engine..

    Personally I would avoid the 250....in my opinion a bit of a lemon. All the issues mentioned above and I've seen plenty with timing chain issues and even had one with 38,000 miles and a lack of compression.
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    SL350 yes or no ??

    As above....if you find a later 350 so much the better unless you find one which has had the engine work done or go for an earlier 350 with the older 3.7 engine which is pretty bomb proof. Personally I would also avoid one which has been fitted with ABC Suspension. Do the usual checks, ie...
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